John Zelko, MD, FACS

(503) 281-0561
Areas of Focus: 
Hernia Surgery - Open and Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Surgery
Sports Hernia
Varicose Vein Treatment
Acute Care Surgery

About Me

Dr. Zelko graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and later completed his residency at the University of Colorado at Denver, CO. He focuses on Anterior Spine Exposure Surgery, Hernia Repair and other procedures at The Oregon Clinic - Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery (GMIS). Dr. Zelko is also a member of the American College of Phlebology.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Dr. John Zelko specializes in correcting and diminishing varicose and spider veins with little or no downtime through the Northwest Vein Specialists at The Oregon Clinic. Click here to learn more about this service.

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
General Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • B.S., University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI, 1971-1974
  • M.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI, 1974-1978
  • Residency, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1978-1983
Honors: 
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2008
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2009
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2010
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2013
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2015
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2016
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College Phlebology