TFS Therapeutic Experts

Kent Wellish

Kent Wellish

Dr. Wellish, MD, serves as TFS’ Medical Scientific Advisor in Ophthalmology since 2020. 

Dr. Wellish is an expert in the area of ophthalmological research and is a TFS’ Scientific Advisor in Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Wellish brings 30+ years of industry experience.  His clinical trial experience includes programs in various ophthalmological indications such as cataracts; post-surgical pain and inflammation; glaucoma; keratoconus; dry eye, and conjunctivitis.  Dr. Wellish is the only two-year UCLA university fellowship-trained corneal and laser refractive surgeon in Nevada. After an ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas, he spent two years as a visiting assistant professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, where he performed pioneering research in Excimer Laser Vision Correction and became one of the first surgeons in the world to complete a two-year university fellowship in corneal and laser refractive surgery. In addition, Dr. Wellish was the first surgeon in Nevada to perform laser vision correction (July 1994), honored twice by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and has also been honored by several members of Congress for his work.

Dr. Wellish is a nationally honored cataract surgeon who received his doctoral degree from the University of Arizona