Joseph Welch PA-C
Joe Welch practiced dermatology in southern Oregon for three years before joining the Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery in 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Prior to becoming a PA, he worked at several pharmaceutical companies doing research in biotechnology.
At his previous practice, Joe assisted in Mohs surgery where he gained extensive experience in plastic surgery skin closures, skin flaps and skin grafts. He continues his surgical practice at CDLS where he is the primary surgical provider. He also has an interest in nail procedures and biopsies.
When it comes to his medical practice, Joe’s goal is to make his patient’s visit a comfortable, informative, and efficient experience. He enjoys spending time talking with his patients, addressing their questions and concerns, and helping them to feel empowered with regard to their health and wellbeing.
Joe is a native of the central California coast. He enjoys exploring Portland’s numerous neighborhoods and sampling the excellent cuisine in his spare time. He also enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling to far off places.
- Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Member, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
- Member, Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants
- Member, Oregon Dermatology Society
- Member, Oregon Medical Association