John Welling, MD - Asante

John Welling, MD


Medical Eye Center
1333 East Barnett Road
Medford, Oregon 97504
Main: 541-779-4711

About this provider

Dr. John Welling is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in cataract surgery, laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), implantable contact lenses (ICL), corneal transplants (DMEK, DSEK, DALK, PKP), pterygium surgery, keratoconus, corneal collagen cross linking, ocular surface tumors, corneal dystrophies, and infectious eye disease. He is also available for general ophthalmology, diabetic exams, uveitis, and routine eye care.

Dr. Welling serves as lead instructor for a cataract surgery course at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). He also sits on the ASCRS Surgical Skills Transfer Committee and teaches a cataract surgery course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Welling has served as international faculty for SightLife Skills Transfer Courses in Nepal and Ethiopia, giving hands-on training in advanced corneal transplant techniques. He is the author of peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, and numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

After completing his cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery fellowship at Emory University, Dr. Welling and his family spent one year in Africa and Asia where Dr Welling served as the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) / Moran Eye Center International Fellow. Dr. Welling currently serves as the Country Medical Coordinator for the Himalayan Cataract Project in Ghana, where he helps direct HCP’s programs, facilitates training opportunities for local surgeons, and leads high volume cataract outreaches with local HCP partners.


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As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.