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Meet the Doctors

Thomas R Welch, MD

Thomas R Welch, MD
Appointed 07/07/11
805 Physicians' Office Building
725 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-6340

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Nephrology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1982, Pediatric Nephrology
  • Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1976, Pediatric Nephrology
  • Residency: University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1975, Pediatrics
  • MD: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1973

Clinical Interests

  • Nephrotic syndrome and glomerulonephritis; hypertension; disorders of bone mineral metabolism; electrolyte disturbances;Hospital quality and safety; wilderness medicine.

Research Interests

  • Role of the human complement system in immune glomerular disease.

Specialties & Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute Renal Insufficiency
  • Bladder Infection
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Failure
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Pediatric Kidney Disease and Transplant


  • Children


  • Hemodialysis and Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplant Care
  • Pediatric Kidney Tests

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital


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Our laboratory program is broadly focused on the role of the human complement system in renal disease.  Specifically, we are interested in the mechanisms by which local synthesis and activation of complement proteins in the kidney mediate renal injury.  Understanding such mechanisms may lead to the development of novel therapies.  This work employs human material, animal models, and cell lines.

Clinical Profile Shortcut: https://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/welcht
Faculty Profile Shortcut: https://www.upstate.edu/faculty/welcht