Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

40 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

Craig J. Chaya, M.D.

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) 213-9940 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


Craig J. Chaya, MD, is a Doctor of Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He practices at the following Moran Eye Center locations: the Redwood Health Center, Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology, and the Moran Eye Center. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a focus on the medical and surgical management of routine/complex cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Chaya also has an interest in international ophthalmology and has worked as a consultant and volunteer in Guam, Ghana, Haiti, Thailand, and Nepal.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
My confidence in doctor
Time doctor spent with me
Doctor spoke using clear language
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Doctor'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.

February 24, 2014

I continue to appreciate the time that Dr. Chaya takes to explain my eye problems and the choices I have for try to correct it. He is a very interested and informed doctor.

February 09, 2014

Thank you for such a great experience.

February 04, 2014

good experience

February 02, 2014

dr chaya was awesome very confident in him

January 28, 2014

The care provider who interaacted with me was knowledgeable, kind, and reassuring.

January 13, 2014

I have felt extremely well cared for.

January 06, 2014

Dr Chaya continues to show interest and concern about my problems. He is EXCELLENT about explaining my condition and possible treatment.

December 24, 2013

Dr. Chaya is excellent regarding questions and concerns. He always explains procedures and medications very well.

December 23, 2013

The doctor mentioned I should use tears to keep the dryness to a minimum and offered to provide a sample, but failed to follow up. On the other hand, he made an effort to send out the exam results to both my primary care doc and the endocrinologist.

December 17, 2013

Generaly a good experence.

December 15, 2013

Good experience and I can see so well!!!

December 05, 2013


November 27, 2013

Cannot recommend from first meeting

November 13, 2013

All caregivers were excellent.

November 04, 2013

My entire experience was a very positive one

October 21, 2013

First time with Dr Chaya. I liked him a lot.

October 18, 2013

Dr. Chaya on both visits seemed to be in a hurry.

October 14, 2013


October 14, 2013

Very good experience

September 27, 2013

the print out I received after the visit was the best I have ever seen in terms of helpful information

September 25, 2013


September 23, 2013

This Dr was the best I could ever want. I am not a easy person to think a Dr is good.

September 06, 2013

Good experience.

August 27, 2013

Felt that the doctor took the time necessary to make sure I understood what I needed to know

August 26, 2013

Felt very comfortable with my care. Everything was explained and follow up was handled well.

August 23, 2013

I will recommend this case provider to my Mom. I asked for special assistance and it was all worked out immediately.

August 12, 2013

I am very pleased to learn of Dr. Chaya's involvement in work with people in Third World countries

July 03, 2013

Dr. Chaya gave me the printout of what we talked about. There were some terms/conditions that we may have talked about but no using that terminology

June 11, 2013

This was my second visit to the Moran & I was much happier with this visit and provider than my previous visit. Dr. Chaya was very helpful and focused: listened well, explained well, answered my questions, and offered extra follow-up.

May 29, 2013

By care provider, I understood to be the doctor (Optamologist). Not the Optometrist.

May 25, 2013

Things went verry well.

April 22, 2013

Dr. Chaya is excellent about explanations of diagnosis and treatments. He projects real concern about me as a patient and the sucess of my treatments.

April 11, 2013

He showed compassion and was so friendly with my baby girl. He was able to explain what was going on and understand her follow up care. He provided excellent care.

March 25, 2013

I've been looking for an opthomologist since Dr. MacDonald left Rocky Mtn many years ago. I was VERY pleased with Dr. Chaya and will return in the future for any eye problems or needs that I have.

March 19, 2013

Dr. Craig Chaya did an outstanding job of providing careful analysis of my eye problem without raising concern about my condition. He was attentive, asked fact finding questions and seemed truly concerned about my comfort and treatment. I would recommend Dr. Chaya without question.

March 14, 2013

Dr. Chaya (? spelling), saw me after normal hours. I did not feel rushed and his service was more than excellent. He took a lot of time double checking the tests on my right eye. I normally see Dr. Zabrisky for normal appointments. Since I was very concerned about a problem with my "good" eye, Dr. Chaya more than eliminated my concerns and provided excellent service way beyond expectations.

March 08, 2013

Dr. Chaya seemed very thorough, capable and knowledgeable. My eye problem turned out to be somewhat serious, which wasn't great news, but he did not sugar-coat the situation and let me know what to expect, and what I needed to do for the best possible results.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Craig J. Chaya, MD, received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA and his BS degree from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA. He completed residencies in internal medicine at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and ophthalmology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Additionally, he received training in international ophthalmology as a Himalayan Cataract Project/Freedom Foundation Fellow in Kathmandu and Hetauda, Nepal and completed a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt lake City, UT.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Himalayan Cataract Project/Freedman Foundation
Small Incision Cataract Surgery/Glaucoma
Fellowship University of Utah/John A. Moran Eye Center
Glaucoma Fellowship/Clinical Instructor
Residency Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Chief Resident West Los Angeles VAMC
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency West Los Angeles VAMC
Internal Medicine
Internship West Los Angeles VAMC
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Loma Linda University
Undergraduate La Sierra University
Human Biology


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