Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

249 Patient Ratings
126 Patient Comments

Susan Chortkoff, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

249 Patient Ratings
126 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 213-9900 Redwood Health Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 264-4464 Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology
4400 South 700 East , Suite 240
Salt Lake City, UT 84107


Susan Chortkoff, M.D. graduated from residency in 1994 and focuses on the management and treatment of glaucoma as well as on comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chortkoff also has a special interest in the management of dry eye syndrome.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 16, 2015

We were not Dr. Chortkoff's typical patient since my daughter has no serious eye problems. Still, she spent time with us and explained things to my 12-year-old daughter in detail without seeming condescending. Dr. Chortkoff's assistant (who performed the eye exam) was also terrific and very thorough. I am sorry that I don't remember his name.

January 14, 2015

Dr. Chortkoff (sp) was personable, knowledgable, caring, and efficient. I am and was fortunate to see her. I would be happy to recommend her.

January 13, 2015

Dr. Chortkoff identified the problem I have been having with my glasses. I have been complaining about the right lens for a year, and she was able to determine that the astigmatism measurement had been left out of the prescription. Previously, technicians and doctors alike just told me I tested at 20/20 and nothing could be done. Since I had an appointment later that day with Dr. Christiansen, the low vision specialist, she decided to let him provide the prescription. I appreciate Dr. Chortkoff for determining that my glasses were NOT correct.

January 09, 2015

Great technicians and Dr. Chortkoff is excellent...sorry if I spelled her name wrong!

December 21, 2014

A very good experience

December 17, 2014

I really appreciate the Moran Eye Center! (and Rocky Mountain too)

December 16, 2014

I have been coming here for over 20 years and have never had a bad visit.

December 15, 2014

Excellent experience

December 12, 2014


December 12, 2014

I felt like I received excellent and competent care from everyone who saw me

December 11, 2014

Dr was super really liked her..

November 23, 2014

Doctor very kind and thorough

November 11, 2014

good experience

November 03, 2014

Dr. Chortkoff has consistently taken great care of me as long as I have her patient. She has gone to bat for me with my insurance and is dedicated to getting to the bottom of my problems or questions.

November 01, 2014

excellent experience very nice person

October 22, 2014

The doctor is always willing to answer all of my questions in a courteous manner.

October 17, 2014

Dr. Chortkoff has been seeing me for a few years now. I feel like she is interested in me as a person and that she is a friend.

October 08, 2014


September 29, 2014

Great service

September 27, 2014


September 25, 2014

I will be happy to refer anyone to visit the clinic and Dr. Chortkoff.

September 20, 2014

i asked the doctor about the prescription and she said that the PA had ordered 5 bottles but didn't check the number or name of the correct one.

August 14, 2014

Dr. Susan C. Chortkoff was very good, she made sure the I knew what she was doing and why. Had other test done when she saw something that she was concerned about and explaned why she was doing it.

August 11, 2014

I really like Dr Chortkoff because she took her time with me and answered all my questions.

August 02, 2014

She was very kind to answer all our concerns

July 24, 2014

I like her and trust her opinion and appreciate her professionalism

July 22, 2014

My wife had a bad experience with this doctor.

July 20, 2014

all excellent

July 17, 2014

very good

July 14, 2014

Dr. Chortkoff is excellent in all aspects.

June 30, 2014

When the Dr. first diagnosed my problem in the fall, she said I had a condition often seen in people with high blood sugar, and to get my physician to test it. If she had said it looked like "Diabetic Retinopathy" I would have taken it more seriously. So in this case, simplifying the language was not the best approach to use with a patient with a PhD.

June 27, 2014

Dr Chortkoff takes the time to explain things on my level. She shows great concern to my worries.

June 16, 2014

Very good experience

June 05, 2014

I liked the doctor's honesty and obvious concern about my issues.

May 27, 2014

very good experience

May 11, 2014

Dr. Chortkoff and the tech were great!

April 24, 2014

It was a good exam

April 21, 2014


April 14, 2014

For such a busy Doctor, Norm Zabriskie is most caring and efficient, you feel he would do anything possible to make you better, I know I am in the best hands.

April 10, 2014

Overall it is always an excellent experience. I have such faith in Dr. Chortkoff.

April 06, 2014

I'm sorry, I felt that the doctor did not talk with me about tests she was recommending--I did not have any say in what she ordered. They were just ordered.

March 22, 2014

my doctor treated me very well and I know that I'm getting the very best care.

March 17, 2014


March 14, 2014

Very courteous and informative.

February 27, 2014

She was wonderful

February 22, 2014

Obviously I was impressed.

February 09, 2014

Bringing my 89 year old mother in for caterac surgery

February 08, 2014

very good experience

February 07, 2014

excellent service from all personnel

February 07, 2014

Dr Chortkoff is very professional, she listens to ALL of my concerns and explains everything on my level and in great detail.

February 07, 2014

she is terrific - Dr. Chartkoff is gaining my trust ... thanks,

February 06, 2014

Dr. Shortcoff is an excellent doctor and I have upmost confidence in her, as well as her staff.

January 31, 2014


January 21, 2014

I recommend Moran to my friends, colleagues and clients all the time. All the time.

January 15, 2014

The experience was positive, to the point and very helpful.

January 09, 2014

very professional

December 28, 2013

It was generally a very positive experience and I was impressed with the kindness and professionalism on the part of all involved.

December 26, 2013

good experience. Answered all my questions and took the time to explain how my eyes are doing.

December 21, 2013


December 16, 2013

Sorry, i can't say any thing bad. You have all been so good to me for the past 18 or so years.

December 13, 2013

I'm just frustrated with my eye issues but Dr. Chortkoff is so patient and willing to help me find the answer to get my eyes back to where they should be

December 11, 2013

Excellent experience

December 07, 2013


November 22, 2013

We really like Dr. Zabriskie's PA.

November 21, 2013

She is very friendly, down to earth, caring

November 09, 2013

The doctor took time to listen to my questions and did a thorough exam.

November 04, 2013

Dr. Chortkoff was very thorough. She did followup tests to make sure about the diagnosis. Her explanations were informative and helpful. Because of her careful evaluation, my eyesight is preserved.

November 04, 2013

the doctor treated me very well

November 02, 2013

This was one of the best examinations I have had at the Moran Center - although previous examinations were very good.

October 30, 2013

Excellent, professional care

October 12, 2013

the doctor was very knowledgeable and caring.will recommend doctor to everyone.

October 11, 2013

Have recommended Moran to friends and described excellent quality of care.

October 11, 2013

I really appreciated Dr. Chortkoff taking the extra time to help me understand related vision issues beyond corrective lenses and options to address them. She was able to help me understand what I could do to help alleviate the problem. It had been mentioned before but the extra time spent, helped me to take it more seriously. It made a dramatic difference.

October 09, 2013

a good experience .the caregivers obviously cared

October 09, 2013

I was very happy with the attention given to me

October 04, 2013

This is an excellent facility with highly professional staff and physicians. I am fortunate to be able to utilize your services.

October 03, 2013

It as really nice to Meet Dr. Shortkoff. She was very informative and a pleasure to meet.

October 02, 2013

Everyone on our last visit was so great. Our appointment was at 8:00 am. We left at 8:38 a.m. Amazing! Thank you so much!

September 25, 2013

I was impressed with how well she worked with Jackson and her manners were kind. She was focused on us and didn't make us feel rushed.

September 04, 2013

Very good

September 02, 2013

The dr kept changing her mind on which eye needed the additional drops. We got confused.

August 28, 2013

All good

August 23, 2013

Great provider, professional and concerning

August 12, 2013

Dr. Chortkoff was EXCELLENT ! She explained everything with words that I could understand. Plus, she cared about all of my concerns.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Chortcoff was very interested in my dry eye problem, a product I had found from a study I was in, as well as my recent surgery surgery. And she was very gentle.

August 09, 2013

Dr. Chortkoff was extremely helpful in explaining the condition of both my eyes and the different problems I have with each of them.

August 07, 2013

Excellent care from everyone I saw.

August 06, 2013

Over all very pleased.

August 05, 2013


July 05, 2013

The service provided by the physician and other care givers was extremely caring and professional.

June 26, 2013

Care provider's care and are concerned

June 26, 2013

I have always highly recommended friends to the Moran Eye Clinic

June 24, 2013

excellent experience

June 13, 2013


May 25, 2013

I am so impressed with the quality of my first visit with this particular doctor and look forward to seeing her again.

May 16, 2013

I appreciate my doctor's thorough, professional and friendly approach.

May 06, 2013


April 25, 2013

I recommend the Moran Eye Center all the time. Excellent care, caring and expert staff.

April 24, 2013

I love Dr Chortkoff..seems concerned about me and my particular eye problem

April 17, 2013

I feel this physician is able to spend more time with me than my previous care provider. I appreciate the increase.

April 15, 2013

Would recommend the clinic to anyone.

April 11, 2013

Dr Chortkoff was very very helpful and caring in giving me the advise and the time I needed. My concerns and problems were addressed in a way I felt really comfortable with. Thanks, Dr. Chortkoff and your assistant, whose name I can't recall!!

April 10, 2013

over all very nice experience

April 05, 2013

The PA was efficient and professional. The Doctor was impressive -- upbeat and interested. Very good experience overall.

March 31, 2013


March 26, 2013

Spent time answering questions for myself and spouse

March 21, 2013

In the past I have had very bad time periods of having to wait for Doctor to see me during my wait in back waiting room and also after being sat down in exam room. My time is very important, just as much as the Doctor's.

March 18, 2013

Sue is a very good Dr.

March 12, 2013

I recommend Moran Eye Center all the time.

March 09, 2013

Something didn't look right as I had lost sight in right eye, when pressure was good so, she gave me Alphagan for right eye. Then two days later she called and recommended I have an MRI to see if I had problems we couldn't see. I had the MRI on Tuesday and the office called on Thurs and told me the MRI was normal. I appreciated the call.

March 07, 2013


March 07, 2013

Dr Chortkoff also introduced Dr Angelina who was visiting from Ghana. It was nice to see this kind of collaboration.

February 27, 2013

I was fully informed by my physician and all care givers during my procedure at the clinic. I received excellent care and treatment.

February 12, 2013

I was extremely pleased with my entire appointment. I went from one area to another very quickly with wonderful service.

January 19, 2013

I had a very exceptional experience. My only real concern was the condition of my eye and what was causing it.

December 30, 2012

This section is a little bit difficult to rate. I did not know until I left the office that Dr. Chortkoff was now "my physician". Confidence and likelihood of recommending her are really yet to be seen. I have only had one visit with her.

December 13, 2012

good experience

December 10, 2012

As someone new to the area, this was my first visit seeking ongoing eye care. I found the care from both Julie and Dr Chortkoff to be excellent.

December 07, 2012

It was my first visit with this provider--I had previously been seen by Dr. Goldsmith. I found Dr Chortkof to be both personable and capable, so feel quite comfortable transferring my care to her.

December 03, 2012

You guys are great

November 23, 2012

The above refers to Dr Chortkoff

November 20, 2012

It will be good when you can access information from our electronic records that are already in the UHC system.

November 12, 2012

The overall experince was exceptional, I have mentioned the expereince to several friends, healthcare providers/co-workers.

October 25, 2012

I am very satisfied with my new Dr, Dr Chortkoff

October 19, 2012

experience with Dr. Chortkoff was good.

October 18, 2012

she spent quality time with me and gave good instructions and explanations and follow up Very personable

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
Dept. of Ophthalmology
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Susan Chortkoff, M.D. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center. She received a B.A. in Chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1985 and her Medical Degree at Emory University School of Medicine in 1989. She completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California in 1994. Dr. Chortkoff practiced general ophthalmology in San Mateo, California. After relocating to Utah with her family in 2008, Dr. Chortkoff completed training in medical glaucoma with Dr. Norm Zabriskie at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, later joining him in his practice. Dr. Chortkoff sees glaucoma patients as well as comprehensive ophthalmology patients. Dr. Chortkoff is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Utah Ophthalmology Society.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency California Pacific Medical Center
Internship Georgia Baptist Medical Center
Professional Medical Emory University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Emory College


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