staff of west coast eye institute

Gregory A. Stainer, MD FACS

Refractive Surgeon

Gregory A. Stainer, M.D. has been in private practice in Bakersfield, California since 1981. He began his medical career at Northwestern University in Chicago where he completed his internship at Northwestern Hospital and his residency at the University of Wisconsin. He completed his fellowship training for Corneal & External Diseases at the University of California, San Diego.

He has traveled extensively throughout the United States to participate in studies of LASIK and other forms of laser vision correction to resolve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In addition, Dr. Stainer has extensive experience with multiple types of lasers for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Clinical Focus: External and corneal disease, corneal transplants, refractive surgery, LASIK, cataract surgery.

Surgical Certification

  • Intralase Certified
  • iStent Certified
  • miLoop
  • LenSx Certified
  • Allegrato Certified
  • PanOptix Certified


University of California, San Diego
Cornea & External Disease Fellowship

University of Wisconsin, Residency
Madison, Wisconsin

Northwestern Medical School
Chicago, IL


In 2018, Dr. Stainer and his wife decided to give back to the medical school that he felt a great sense of indebtedness towards. Through his solid foundation in medical school, Dr. Stainer recognized all that he has been able to give to the Bakersfield community. It is with this thoughtfulness and appreciate that he established an endowment to help medical students obtain their education without having the burden of financial stress along the way.

The Northwestern Medical School appreciates Dr. Stainer and his wife for this generous gift.