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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

"Controversies in Wilderness Medicine"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4 PM
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY
RPI Ambulance

Association for Challenge Course Technologies
Annual International Challenge Course Conference

Renaissance Esmeralda, Palm Springs, California

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

February 3-4, 2015, 8 AM to 5 PM

Workshop: "Where's the Real Exposure"

February 6, 2015, Time TBA

Recent Publications

pdf icon Lyme Disease Update 2014
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, September/October). Adirondac.

pdf icon Drowning: A neglected outdoor threat
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, July/August). Adirondac.

pdf icon Barefoot Hiking
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, May/June). Adirondac.

pdf icon Poison by Food
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, March/ April). Adirondac.

pdf icon Wilderness CPR
Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2014, January/February). 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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