Dr. John Welling began his affiliation with the Himalayan Cataract Project while still in medical school, completing research in Ghana on HCP’s partnership with the Millennium Villages Project. Dr. Welling completed his medical training and ophthalmology residency at Ohio State University. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Emory University before joining the Himalayan Cataract Project.
Dr. Welling’s internship has been unique with his involvement in the pilot studies of the DigiSight mobile screening technologies in Nepal and Ethiopia. His fellowship has brought Dr. Welling and his family to Nepal, Ghana, and Ethiopia where he has been providing residents with lectures in corneal disease, and supporting high volume cataract campaigns in Nepal, Ghana, and Ethiopia.
Following his year with HCP, Dr. Welling will be joining the staff at the Medical Eye Center in Medford, Oregon and working together with HCP board member, Dr. Matt Oliva.