Claudia Krispel, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Krispel received her Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego and went on to earn both her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Davis as a member of the Physician Scientist Training Program. She developed a passion for the retina while working on her Ph.D. thesis, which focused on photoreceptors, the light sensitive cells in the retina. She stayed on at UC Davis to complete an internship in internal medicine followed by a residency in ophthalmology. She was then accepted to the retina fellowship program at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, where she received cutting edge training in medical retina, surgical retina, and uveitis.
She has a passion for excellent patient care, and at Meadows Retina, her goal is to combine cutting edge retina care with a pleasant, comfortable and educational patient experience. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is an active member of the American Society for Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She speaks English, German, and Spanish.
When she is not in the office she spends her time with her husband, a pediatric ER physician, and their two young children.
John L. Gunn, M.D.
Dr. Gunn is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained retinal surgeon who has been part of the Meadows Retina team since 2017. He received his MD degree from the University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Center. He continued on at the University of Tennessee for his Ophthalmology Residency Training. He completed fellowship training in several subspecialties of ophthalmology including anterior segment and refractive surgery. He then elected to focus his career on diseases of the retina, and completed his retina fellowship at the Foundation for Retinal Research in New Orleans, LA.
He has practiced ophthalmology both nationally and internationally, and his broad life and work experience gives him an unparalleled perspective in treating patients and their retinal diseases . When Dr. Gunn is not taking care of patients, he enjoys the beautiful outdoors in Southern Nevada, and crafting hand made stringed instruments.
Zachary Bodnar, MD
Dr. Bodnar joins Meadows Retina after completing a Surgical Retina Fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He brings a wide range of experience in Ophthalmology, Medicine, and Technology to Meadows Retina. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began his career in the software industry after receiving his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT. He later chose to focus his career in Medicine, and went on to complete his M.D. degree at Dartmouth College and his ophthalmology residency training at St. Louis University. He completed an Ocular Pathology Fellowship at the prestigious Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he gained invaluable experience in understanding ocular diseases.
Prior to beginning his Surgical Retina training, he completed an Ophthalmology Innovation fellowship at Stanford University where he was directly involved in the design of new technologies for diagnosing and treating ophthalmic diseases. Dr. Bodnar has authored numerous scientific papers and is an active reviewer for various Ophthalmic Journals.