Dr. Chris Glaser joined Owensboro Health Surgical Specialists (then known as Ohio Valley Surgical Specialists) in 1993, which later became part of the Owensboro Health’s Owensboro Health Medical Group in 2013. He is a second-generation physician and former chief of surgery at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, formerly Owensboro Medical Health System.
Dr. Glaser is nationally recognized for his pioneering the use of the BioZorb™ Tissue Marker, which is an innovative implantable surgical device that allows more precise administration of radiation therapy in women being treated for breast cancer. He is also one of the few surgeons in the country that performs oncoplastic surgery, which involves not only removing a tumor but also restoring the form and appearance of the breast. This often eliminates the need for further reconstructive surgeries. Additionally, Dr. Glaser teaches these new techniques to other surgeons at national and international conferences, including the American College of Surgeon’s Clinical Congress, held in Chicago in October 2015.
Dr. Glaser sees patients in Owensboro and Tell City. He is on staff at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro Surgery Center and Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
"Surgery is the only medical discipline where you are actually able to cure a patient of their disease as opposed to helping their body accommodate their disease."
Education & Training
- University of Louisville, School of Medicine
- Medical College of Wisconsin, Administrative Chief Resident
- Medical College of Wisconsin
“When I treat a woman for breast cancer, my goal isn’t just to save her life. My goal is to help ensure that she is as happy and confident with her appearance, or even more, than she was before. The options for treating breast cancer are expanding and I am proud to be using the most advanced surgical methods.”
Dr. Glaser is a native of Louisville and a graduate of St. Xavier High School. He and his wife Jennifer have three children, Caitlin, Margaret and Christopher.
A patient's message
Read the messages sent to Dr. Glaser on National Doctors' Day.
"Dr. Glaser, I have come into your office twice with an uneasy feeling and both times you have taken the time to thoroughly educate me while showing compassion and encouragement (which can go such a long way). You also did a wonderful job with my cholecystectomy and I had a much quicker recovery then I expected! I hear other patient's bragging on you all the time in regards to your knowledge along with your great bedside manner. You are more appreciated then you probably realize! I pray God blesses you in multitude of ways!" - Felicia
"Dr. Glaser, Thank you for your care this past year. You really helped reassure me as I went through my diagnosis, surgery and recovery that all was going to be fine. I really appreciate your skill and kindness not only for myself but also for all the other patients and staff you encounter. Thank you so much!" - Lisa
Teaching or Professional Positions
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Louisville
Faculty Member, University of Kentucky
Adjunct Clinical Professor of General Surgery, University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kentucky Physicians Care Program, Health Kentucky, Inc.
Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Kentucky Medical Association
American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Breast Disease
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Honors, Awards, etc.
Dr. Glaser is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). Medical school graduates who rank in the top 25% of their class nationally are eligible for this honor.
Owensboro Medical Health System President’s Award
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Medical College of Wisconsin
Barney Becker Award for Excellence in Teaching
American Board of Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Dr. Chris Glaser has been featured in the November 2015 issue of MD Update magazine.
His use of a new 3D tissue marker and oncoplastic surgical techniques are improving the available breast cancer treatments in our region.