Center for Global Health
U.S. National Cancer Institute
Dr. Welch is a medical officer within the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health. His main focuses are international clinical trials and cancer-related programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Welch came to the Center for Global Health from the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the office responsible for national clinical trials in the U.S. For five years in that position he oversaw the gastrointestinal and thoracic clinical trial portfolios and led development of master protocols for NCI’s first precision medicine clinical trials. Before NCI, he served as senior clinical research physician for the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer in Brussels.
Dr. Welch received both his M.D. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and conducted molecular and computational biology research in experimental therapeutics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. After completing a residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University, he performed a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Welch has previously lived and worked in Bangladesh, Belgium, and Sri Lanka, and is currently based in Madagascar.