Cutting-Edge Technology, Hometown Care


For over fifty years, the physicians at Summit Eye Associates have been serving our neighbors, friends and families from all over the Nashville area.  We believe in providing personalized care that comes with long term relationships.  We strive daily to provide extraordinary quality, utilizing leading edge diagnostic technologies in a caring and compassionate environment.





Meredith A. Ezell, M.D.

A native of Nashville, Dr. Meredith Ezell earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College Of Medicine in Memphis. She completed her internship at Methodist Hospital in Memphis and her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Since her start in practice in 1986, Dr. Ezell has focused her career on general ophthalmology, cataract surgery and laser vision correction.


William G. Gates, M.D.

Dr. William Gates, a native of Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia.

In 1993, he joined Summit Eye Associates and is active on the staff at Summit Surgery Center, Summit Medical Center, and Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Dr. Gates has been recognized by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery for his research and clinical applications of soft, flexible silicone cataract instruments. His practice focus is comprehensive ophthalmology with emphasis on laser and microincisional cataract and implant surgery.


Joshua O. Young, M.D.

A graduate of Lipscomb University, Dr. Young received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He trained in Ophthalmology through Texas A&M at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas, and then joined Summit Eye Associates in 2007. Dr. Young provides comprehensive ophthalmology, specializing in Advanced Cataract Surgery utilizing corrective implants. In addition to medical treatment for Glaucoma, he also provides surgical treatment with MIGS and SLT laser. Dr. Young also leads Summit Aesthetics where he offers Botox® and Juvederm® injections for facial rejuvenation.

Time outside of work is spent with his family. He enjoys traveling and the outdoors, especially mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and scuba diving. In addition to serving at his church, he has participated in international medical mission trips.