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John Clifton Wellons III, MD, MSPH


Professor of Neurological Surgery; Chief, Pediatric Neurological Surgery; Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Residency Program Director

4.5 4.5 96 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Compression or Tumors
Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord
Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Neurologic Surgery
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Board Certificates

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2004
Pediatric Neurological Surgery - American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 2006


MD - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1995
Internship - Duke University Health System, 1996
Residency - Duke University Health System, 2000
Chief Residency - Duke University Health System, 2001
Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2002
Research Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2012


Vanderbilt Children's Neurosurgery
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Dr. Wellons is a caring doctor and a skilled practitioner. Grateful for him.
Patient | October 9, 2017

Dr. Wellons is highly recommended.
Patient | September 21, 2017

Dr. Wellons and his staff are wonderful!!
Patient | September 21, 2017

Waited for at least 2 hrs. to see provider, and only stayed in the room a couple minutes
Patient | September 11, 2017

Could never thank him enough for all he's done.
Patient | August 30, 2017

He's an awesome doctor.
Patient | August 17, 2017

Explanation were cold/without feeling or emotion.
Patient | August 10, 2017

I will literally follow Dr. Wellons to the moon! He is outstanding... Love the children... Love his job.
Patient | July 20, 2017

Dr. Wellons was clear about the problem our son had and truthful about the need for surgery. We are thankful for his expertise and ability.
Patient | June 20, 2017

I am very grateful for Dr. Wellons. He is one of the most brilliant minds of our time in his field. Am happy to have an angel like him working with my baby boy.
Patient | June 15, 2017

Dr. Wellons is an outstanding doctor.
Patient | June 6, 2017

Dr. Wellons & staff took excellent care of my daughter. She had a rare situation & Dr. Wellons was always willing to answer my concerns. We are extremely grateful for him & his staff! Thanks!
Patient | May 9, 2017

I am certain, that Dr. Wellons wsa the best choice for our son's care provider. He was amazing, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I never doubted his abilities or plan for treatment.
Patient | April 24, 2017

Very good doctor, but poor at communication.
Patient | April 6, 2017

Using visual aids would be helpful in understanding expectations. (Models or MRI or CT images.)
Patient | December 27, 2016