Originally from Reno, Nevada, Dr. Welsh completed her undergraduate degree at St. Mary's College of California. She then proceeded to obtain her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine and has completed a Pediatrics Residency in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Welsh has also lived in Tanzania, East Africa for 2 years. She was a United States Peace Corps volunteer and taught Biology and Math to high school students. Amongst other accomplishments, Dr. Welsh has climbed Mt Kiliminjaro and also speaks some Swahili. While in her pediatric residency Dr. Welsh completed research on socioeconomic barriers to health care in pediatric populations.