Dr. Gillespie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1977, and received his Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University in 1981. Dr. Gillespie completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1985, before moving to Paducah that year to begin practicing with The Ophthalmology Group.
Dr Gillespie practices comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on cataract, glaucoma, and refractive surgery. Over the past 25 years in practice, he has performed thousands of cataract procedures. He has experience with every approved type of multifocal lens implant, allowing for better vision without glasses after cataract surgery. Dr. Gillespie is trained in LASIK, refractive surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and is certified with the VISX excimer Laser and the Intralase femtosecond laser. He has over 15 years experience in refractive surgery including radial keratotomy, photorefractive keratotomy, conductive keratoplasty and LASIK.
Dr Gillespie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Kentucky Medical Association, and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. He works as a volunteer physician for the St Nicholas Family Clinic. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Eye Surgery Center of Paducah. He also serves as a CORE speaker for Allergan Pharmaceuticals.