Christine Gonzales, MD, Ophthalmology, Ashland, OR, Asante Ashland Community Hospital


Ophthalmology Ashland, OR

Retinal Disease

Retina and Vitreous Center, Southern Oregon

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  • Dr. Christine Gonzales is a board-certified Vitreo-Retinal physician and surgeon with offices in Ashland, Grants Pass, and Medford, Oregon. She is actively involved in clinical research with over 50 publications involving her work on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and vitreo-retinal surgery. She trained at some of the top institutions including UCSF, UCLA, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Fellowship Director at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute before moving to Ashland. She is committed to providing excellent, compassionate care to her patients.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterFELLOWSHIP
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System
    Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemRESIDENCY
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Virginia Mason Medical CenterINTERNSHIP
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of California at Los AngelesOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1999 - 2021
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Fellow (FAAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • A Phase 1, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Trial to Investigate Safety and Tolerability of Single Intravitreous Injections of ICON-1 Targeting Tissue Factor in Wet AMD  
    Wells JA,�Gonzales CR, Berger BB, Gonzalez VH, Sippy BD, Burian G, Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina, 1/1/2018
  • Macular Infarction Secondary to Staphylococcus Epidermidis Infection  
    Kunjukunju, N.; Gonzales, C. R; Rodden, W. S., RETINAL Cases & Brief Reports, 1/1/2012
  • Exudative retinal detachment and angle closure glaucoma as the presenting signs of primary pulmonary hypertension  
    Kunjukunju, N., Gonzales, C., Rodden, W.S., RETINAL cases and Brief Reports, 1/1/2011
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Books/Book Chapters


  • A Phase 2 Study (EMERGE) Evaluating Repeated Intravitreal Administration of ICON-1 in Patients with Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degen...
    Gonzales, C.R., Burian, G, ARVO; American Society of Retinal Specialists, Baltimore, MD, 2017; Boston, MA, 2017, 1/1/2017
  • Intravitreal Administration of ICON-1 in Patients with Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): A Phase 2 Study (EMERGE)
    Gonzales, C.R., Euretina, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1/1/2016
  • Brilliant Blue vs Indocyanine Green in Vitrectomy with ILM Peeling for Idiopathic Macular Pucker
    Knudson, N., Gonzales, C.R., Rodden, W.R., ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1/1/2012
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  • Management of Submacular Hemorrhage in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration 
    Sea Island, GA - 1/28/2018
  • IOFB- �You�re Never too Old to Call a Friend� 
    Los Angeles, CA - 1/25/2018
  • Intriguing Retinal Cases 
    Medford, OR, 2017; Grants Pass, OR, 2017; Klamath Falls, OR, 2018 - 1/13/2018
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  • Road Testing the Navilas 577s Navigated Laser 
    Gonzales CR, Retina Times
  • Losing focus 
    Gonzales CR, Southern Oregon Magazine
  • When vision loss means more than needing to update your glasses 
    Gonzales CR, Medford Sneak Preview
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations