Dr. Dana Christianson (Retired)

dr-dana-christianson-mdDr. Dana Christianson is a retired General Ophthalmologist. He specialized in small incision-no stitch cataract surgery and laser corrective and cosmetic surgery. He also performed eyelid rejuvenation surgery and other plastic surgery around the eyes. He has extensive experience in managing glaucoma, diabetes as it relates to the eye and macular degeneration.


Dr. Christianson is a native of Worcester, Mass. He received his B.A. degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Hampshire. After two years of research in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he obtained his M.D. degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) from Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, TN. His internship in Internal Medicine was also at Vanderbilt and he completed his eye residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Christianson is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also the Past President of the North Carolina Society of Ophthalmology, Past Chief of Staff of Transylvania Community Hospital, former Chairman of the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation, former Chairman of the Transylvania Regional Hospital Board and currently serving on the Transylvania Regional Hospital Board.