Director, Echocardiography Lab
Dr. Welch has been at the Heart Program since the year 2000, having joined our group after many years of close collaboration in her role as associate neonatologist and cardiologist for the well-respected Pediatrix Medical Group. After adding an M.D. degree to her R.N. degree, Dr. Welch's post-graduate training took place at Downstate Medical Center (Pediatrics) and the University of Miami (Cardiology, Neonatology). She is board certified in Cardiology and Neonatology. Her diverse background and many years of experience as a board certified cardiologist and neonatologist make her an invaluable addition to our non-invasive imaging lab, cardiac intensive care unit, and outpatient service.
Along with her role as Senior Echo cardiographer, she also runs the Fetal Echocardiography Program where she performs echocardiograms on fetuses to identify congenital heart disease as early as possible.
The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the care of children with congenital heart disease, serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect. The Heart Program offers the most innovative and least invasive approaches to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by The Heart Program’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.