John J. Weiter, M.D., Ph.D.

John J. Weiter, M.D,. Ph.D.Retina Specialist in Quincy, MA

John J. Weiter is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with expertise in vitreo-retinal surgery and ophthalmic pathology.


Dr. Weiter specializes in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment surgery, vitreous surgery, diagnostic retinal disease, and retinal inflammatory disease.

Education and Training

Dr. Weiter earned a Medical degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His residency was completed at the University of Chicago. A vitreo-retinal fellowship was completed at the University of Chicago and an ophthalmic pathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of pathology.

Dr. Weiter was the past director of research at the National Naval Medical Research Institute and past director of research at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Harvard Eye Research Institute). He was director of the Retina Service at Tufts University and Director of Ophthalmology at the Veterans Administration Hospital (Jamaica Plain). He was a past president of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He was a past member of the Macular Society, Vitreo-retinal Society and the American Academy of Surgery.


Dr. Weiter is Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Retina Society. He is a senior surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a senior scientist at the Schepens Research Institute. He has also served as the director of a vitreo-retinal fellowship training program. He has published extensive clinical and research papers as well as books and book chapters.

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