John R. Stechschulte, M.D.
• Specialties:
Refractive and Corneal Surgery
• Locations:
262 Neil Avenue, and 551 West Central Avenue in Delaware

• Dr. John Stechschulte, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1977, received his medical degree from The Ohio State University in 1980 and completed an Ophthalmic Surgery Residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. There he served as Co-Chief Resident from 1983 to 1984. He received fellowship training in corneal and anterior segment surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami, where he served as aClinical Instructor in 1985.
• Dr. John Stechschulte is active on numerous committees, professional boards and educational task forces. Since joining the Arena Eye Surgeons in 1985, he has been Director of Corneal Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was elected to its national council and board. He is also a junior examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Stechschulte is past president of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, a board member of the Medical Group of Ohio and a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. He is past chairman of Ophthalmology for Grant Medical Center. Dr. Stechschulte is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University. He is a Board Member of the Central Ohio Lion’s Eye Bank. He has lectured in the fields of refractive and corneal transplant surgery at Grant Medical Center, OSU Hospitals and various statewide meetings.
• Dr. John Stechschulte was part of the original FDA investigator group for excimer refractive surgery from 1992 to 1995. In 1995, he led the Grant Laser Center Summit Technology Excimer program. From 1997 to present, he has been using the VISX excimer laser to treat nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness by LASIK. He has received the VISX “Star” surgeon award, as one of the country’s top LASIK surgeons. He frequently participates in training other surgeons in these procedures. Dr. Stechschulte performs laser vision correction on hundreds of patients each year.
• He and his wife, Jodi, have 5 children. He enjoys attending their athletic and school events, as well as attending theater, traveling and playing tennis and golf.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
1984 – 1985

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
1981 – 1984

Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Concentration in medicine
1980 – 1981

Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio
Doctor of Medicine Degree June, 1980
1977 – 1980, Graduated with Honors

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Bachelor of Science Degree May, 1977
1973 – 1977, Graduated with Honors

Arena Eye Surgeons
262 Neil Avenue Ste. 320
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Ophthalmologist sub-specializing in refractive, corneal and cataract surgery
1985 – Present

• American Academy of Ophthalmology
• American Medical Association
• Ohio State Medical Association
• Ohio Ophthalmological Society
• Columbus and Franklin County Medical Society
• Columbus Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society
• International Society of Refractive Surgery


Recipient, AAO Senior Achievement Award, 2015
Trustee-at-Large, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2011 – 2014
Member, AAO Executive Committee, 2005 – 2006, 2013
Member, AAO Audit Committee, 2013
Member, AAO Membership Advisory Committee, 2005 – 2007, Chair, 2012 – 2013
Member, AAO Nominating Committee, 2012
Member, AAO Clinical Survey Task Force, 2010
Member, AAO Bylaws & Rules Committee, 2008 – 2009
Chairman, Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank (COLEB) Operating Board, 2012 – 2014
Medical Director, COLEB, 2015-present
Associate Medical Director, COLEB, 2007 – 2014
Secretariat Awards, State and Federal Affairs, 2008 and Member Services, 2008 and 2015
Chair of Council, AAO, 2006 – 2007
Member, AAO Awards Committee, 2004 – 2005, Chair 2006 – 2007
Trustee, AAO Board, 2004 – 2007
Trustee, AAO Foundation Board, 2004 – 2007, 2011- 2014
Recipient, AAO Achievement Award, 2006
Vice Chair of Council, AAO, 2004 – 2005
Member, AAO Committee for State Governmental Affairs, 2002 – 2003
Member, AAO State Affairs Secretariat Committee, 2002 – 2003
Co-Chairman, Ohio Medical Eye PAC, 2001 – present
Team Ophthalmologist, NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, 2000 – present
Councilor, AAO Council, for State of Ohio, 1999 – 2003
Secretary, Board of Governors, Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS), 1996 – 1997,
President-Elect, 1998 – 1999, President, 2000 – 2001
Member, The Medical Group of Ohio Board, (an IPA), 1998 – 2001
President, OOMS, Inc., Ophthalmology Surgical Management Corporation (Grant Hospital only),
1998 – 2000
Alternate Delegate, Ohio State Medical Association, 1996 – 1999
Chairman, Grant Medical Center – Department of Ophthalmology, 1995 – 1999
President, Columbus Ophthalmologic Society, 1995
Board Member, COLEB, 2000 – present
Excimer Laser Director, Grant Medical Center, 1995 – 1997
Board Member, Swim and Racquet Club, 1994 – 1996
FDA Investigator, VISX/TautonExcimer Laser 1992-1995
Junior Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1989 – present
Fellow, AAO, 1986
Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985
Assistant Clinical Professor, Ohio State University, College of Medicine,
Department of Ophthalmology, 1985 – present
Clinical Instructor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Faculty, University of Miami
School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, 1985
James A. Shipman Award, runner-up, Wills Eye Hospital Conference, 1984
Co-Chief Resident, Wills Eye Hospital, 1983 – 1984
Member, Wills Eye Hospital Resident Selection Committee, 1982 – 1983
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1979
Lawrence H. Baldinger Award, University of Notre Dame, 1977
Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society 1976 – 1977, President, 1977
Notre Dame Honor Scholar Award, 1973