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.


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John L. Gunn, M.D.

Dr. Gunn is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained retinal surgeon.  He received his MD degree from the University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Center, and completed his retina fellowship at the Foundation for Retinal Research in New Orleans, LA.  He has practiced ophthalmology both nationally and internationally and has accumulated a wide range of experience and skills.  When Dr. Gunn is not taking care of patients, he enjoys the beautiful outdoors in Southern Nevada, and crafting hand made stringed instruments.