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Welcome to the home page of "AdironDoc" - Tom Welch, M.D.

In addition to my career as an academic pediatrician, I am an active outdoor educator. I provide services ranging from field education in safe wilderness use techniques to consulting on ropes course operation and facilitation. Please use this site to become familiar with my interests and services!

Upcoming Presentations

"Water water everywhere, but is it safe to drink?"

Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference

The Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, NY
October 14, 2015

Certification workshop: "First Aid and CPR/AED for the Challenge Course Professional"

Association for Challenge Course Technology International Conference

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa - Lost Pines, TX
January 25-26, 2016

"Challenge course mishaps: Where's the REAL exposure?"

Association for Challenge Course Technology International Conference

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa - Lost Pines, TX
January 28, 2016

Recent Publications

pdf icon Do Spiders "Bite"?

Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, July/August). Adirondac.

pdf icon Blisters

Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, May/June). Adirondac.

pdf icon Skin Infections from Trivial to Fatal

Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2015, March/April). Adirondac.

This site is continuously under construction. I look forward to hearing from you with questions, suggestions, or comments! Please email or comment on our Blog


In wildness is the preservation of the world....Thoreau

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