Christopher R. Henry, M.D.

Meet Dr. Henry

Dr. Christopher R. Henry grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  He completed an ophthalmology residency, vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, and uveitis fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top-rated ophthalmology program in the United States. Following this, he joined Retina Consultants of Houston as a board-certified retina surgeon. 

Dr. Henry is known as a compassionate, skilled, and thoughtful physician who cares deeply about his patients.  His clinical and research interests include: diabetic retinopathy, ocular immunology, ocular infections, macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal detachment, retinal vascular disorders, trauma, and uveitis.  

Education and Training

Dr. Henry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wheaton College with a degree in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was awarded the Armand J. Quick Award for excellence in biochemistry and research.

Dr. Henry went on to complete an ophthalmology residency, vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, and uveitis fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top-rated ophthalmology program in the United States.

During his time at Bascom Palmer, Dr. Henry received a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award and also served as a clinical instructor, chief resident, and co-director of ocular trauma.

Awards and Achievements

Dr. Henry serves as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College.  He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific abstracts, and book chapters and serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and JAMA Ophthalmology.  At Retina Consultants of Houston, Dr. Henry acts as primary investigator and sub-investigator for several national clinical research trials.  

Professional Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
American Uveitis Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Harris County Medical Society
Houston Ophthalmological Society
International Ocular Inflammation Society
Society of Heed Fellows
Texas Medical Association
Vit-Buckle Society

Personal

When Dr. Henry is not working with patients at Retina Consultants of Houston, he can be found spending quality time with his family. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys sports, live music, and travel.  

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