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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

The Denali Approach to Human-Bear Interactions

November 16, 2016

5th Annual Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference
The Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, NY

Medical, operational, and legal issues in challenge course operations

February 4, 2017

Association for Challenge Course Technology International Convention
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort - Savannah, GA

Recent Publications


Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, September/October). Adirondac.

Healing the Heel

Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, July/Aug). Adirondac.

The Dark Side of Mosquitoes

Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, May/June). Adirondac.

Cruisin' Down the River

Thomas R. Welch, MD., (2016, 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