Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

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University of California Los Angeles


University of California Los Angeles


University of California Los Angeles

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Dr. Michael Welch is a physician in the Allergy/Immunology Division of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, co-director of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego and a clinical professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.

Dr. Welch earned his medical degree from UC Los Angeles before completing an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology at the same instituton. He then conducted an extra year of clinical immunology research at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla.

Board-certified in allergy and immunology, Dr. Welch is a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is involved in numerous professional organizations, having served as president of the San Diego Allergy Society and the California of Immunology and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Allergy and Immunology. He is also certified by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators.

An active author, editor and lecturer, Dr. Welch has been published in numerous scientific medical journals and is the editor-in-chief of the book Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma, directed to families affected by allergies and asthma. His research center has been involved in over 650 clinical trials investigating pharmacotherapeutics for allergic disease. Dr. Welch has been honored as Physician Citizen of the Year by the San Diego County Medical Society for his volunteer contributions to the community, and noted in San Diego Magazine as "Top Doctor in San Diego" for 11 out of the last 13 years.

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