Christopher S. Ketcherside is a surgeon specializing in LASIK and refractive surgery, cataract and premium lens implant surgery, cornea disorders, and cornea transplant surgery.

Dr. Ketcherside received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri. His ophthalmology residency was performed at the University of Virginia after which he completed his training with a Fellowship at the renowned Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute at the University of Colorado. Dr. Ketcherside’s extensive training was focused on cornea and refractive surgery. His practice custom tailors every surgical procedure to individual patient needs.

Additionally, Dr. Ketcherside serves on the Accreditation Board for the Eye Banking Association of America. He was featured in the February 2015 Newsletter, read more about him here.

Dr. Ketcherside is proud to announce he is now offering two great options when it comes to cataract surgery; traditional cataract surgery and laser assisted cataract surgery with the LenSx laser.

Meet Dr. Ketcherside

Educational Background
2008–2009 University of Colorado, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellow
2005–2008 University of Virginia, Resident Physician, Department of Ophthalmology
2004–2005 Riverside Regional Medical Center, Transitional Intern
2000–2004 University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, Doctor of Medicine
1999–1999 University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital & Clinics, Columbia, MO
Emergency Medical Technician
Basic Education Program
1995–1999 University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Graduated with Honors
1998–1998 Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Honors, Awards, & Societies
Physicians Leadership Program — Eye Banking Association of America
Alpha Omega Alpha
Chief Resident — University of Virginia
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Kansas Medical Society
Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Kansas City Ophthalmic Journal Club
Medical Society of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties
Phi Beta Sigma
Golden Key
Extracurricular Activities
2016-present Medical Advisory Committee – Saving Sight
2016-present Vice Chair – Accreditation Board for the Eye Banking Association of America (EBAA)
2011–present Accreditation Board for the Eye Banking Association of America (EBAA)
July 2016 Vice Chair of the Accreditation Committee – EBAA
July 2016 Medical Advisory Board – EBAA
2011–2012 Board Member/Co-Chair — Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Annual Meeting
2011–2012 Charity Board — Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
2010 Connect a Million Minds Initiative — Time Warner
2009–2012 Team Ophthalmologist Kansas City Chiefs
2009–2010 Editorial Board Member/Contributor — Pearls in Ophthalmology. Chief Editor Robert Melendez.
2007 Appeared on “House Call” NBC 29 Evening News, Charlottesville, VA. Interviewed live discussing “Harmful UV Rays.”
2007 Chief Resident Leadership Form — Dallas, TX
2001–2004 Vice President — UMC Medical School Class of 2004
1985–present Boy Scouts of America — Member, Eagle Scout 01/1995
1995–present Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Licensure & Certification
2013–present Missouri Medical License
2012–present Certified — Implantable Miniature Telescope for surgical treatment of Macular Degeneration
2010–present Board Certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology
2004–2008 Virginia Medical License
2008–2009 Colorado Medical License
2009–present Kansas Medical License
Certified — Mel 80 and VISX Excimer Lasers and Intralase and VisuMax Femtosecond Lasers for PRK and LASIK procedures
Research Published: Ghazi NG, Ketcherside CS, Sheehan J, Conway BP. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Uveal Melanoma Ineligible for Brachytherapy by the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Criteria. Open Access Surgery.
Marsh AE, Barr BC, Tell D, Bowman DD, Conrad PA, Ketcherside C, Green TComparison of the internal transcribed spacer, ITS-1, from Sarcocystis falcatula isolates and Sarcocystis neurona Journal of Parasitology. 85(4):750-7 1999 Aug.
Poster presentation: Ketcherside CS, Ghazi NG, Sheehan J, Conway BP. Outcome of Uveal Melanomas Treated with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. Presented at ARVO 2006; Virginia Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2006.
Sommerville D, Hainsworth DP, Fedyk A, Ketcherside CS, Ranson NT, Todd KC, Gigantelli JW Retinal Pigment Epithelial Abnormalities Associated with Dome-shaped and Mushroom-shaped Choroidal Melanomas. Unpublished.
Research Assistant: Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
I currently live in Kansas City, Missouri with my wife Andrea and three children Grayson, Ryann and River. My hobbies include most sports, outside activities, running, reading, travel and being with family and friends.