Dr. John A McCubbin, MD Ophthalmology

"The area's most experienced name in eye care."

Dr. McCubbin was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After high school, he attended Western Kentucky University. Dr. McCubbin graduated from Western magna cum laude with a biology major and chemistry minor. He was accepted to the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he attended on a full scholarship granted by the U.S. Military. After graduation from medical school, Dr. McCubbin entered the U.S. Army and began an internal medicine internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. McCubbin received further specialized training and was deployed as the commander of a medical detachment in support of a classified mission in Germany as the Cold War was ending, receiving two Army Commendation Medals while serving in that capacity.

Upon completion of his tour in Germany, Dr. McCubbin returned to Denver where he entered a three year residency in Ophthalmology. Dr. McCubbin also developed an interest in medical software development and wrote a software package for management of radial keratotomy. After successful completion of his Ophthalmology residency, he was assigned to Fort Campbell Kentucky as the sole Ophthalmologist and Chief of EENT at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

During his time at Fort Campbell, Dr. McCubbin successfully completed the requirements for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology and was accepted as a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. McCubbin entered private practice in Hopkinsville in July 1987. Later that year Dr. McCubbin established a satellite office in Russellville, Kentucky were ophthalmology services had never been available. There he did the first phacoemulsification (cataract extraction), corneal transplant, and glaucoma surgeries done in Logan County. Dr. McCubbin also continued his interest in software development writing programs for the prediction of intraocular lens power requirements and practice management systems. In 1989 his second son, Gregory was born. At the time of his retirement, Dr. McCubbin was the longest practicing ophthalmologist in Christian County.

Outside of his medical practice, Dr. McCubbin continues his interest in software development and pursues his lifelong interest in photography (he did all the photography on the website), especially if it involves climbing in the the mountains of Colorado, which became his second love during his internship and residency. He has successfully climbed over 35 of Colorado's mountains over 14,000 feet. He also enjoys cycling, swimming, and astronomy as an excuse to get outside even when the sun isn't shining.

Dr. McCubbin retired in April, 2016 after 34 years in the field of Ophthalmology.