Timothy S. Welch , MD, FACC

Welch

Timothy S. Welch, MD, FACC specializes in advanced heart failure, infiltrative cardiomyopathy, mechanical circulatory support, and the management of cardiogenic shock.  He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure.

Dr. Welch earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Science and pursued his residency and fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed his Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant fellowship at the University of Virginia.   

A Marine Corps infantryman right out of high school, he served in the first Gulf War. He left the Marines for college, went to medical school, joined the Army and culminated his military career as a Lieutenant Colonel and cardiologist. 

He enjoys time spent with his wife and two children traveling, running, and fishing. 

Credentials

Medical School 

  • Uniformed Services University of Health Science

Residency

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center | Internal Medicine

Fellowship

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Centerl | Cardiovascular Disease
  • University of Virginia | Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant 
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • General Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies

Professional Associations

  • American College of Cardiology 
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Teaching Positions

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine | Uniformed Services University of Health Science

Affiliations & Awards

Leadership Positions

  • Medical Director  | Virginia Heart Advanced Heart Failure Program
  • Associate Medical Director  | Inova Fairfax Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Recognitions

  • US Marine Corps and Army Veteran
  • American Heart Association Heart Hero 2013

Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Virginia Hospital Center

Publications

  • Welch, Timothy S. Increased Pulmonary-Systemic Pulse Pressure Ratio Is Associated With Increased Mortality in Group 1 Pulmonary Hypertension. Heart Lung Circ 2019.
  • Welch, Timothy S. 6 Minute walk test predicts prolonged hospitalization in patients undergoing transcatheter mitral valve repair by MitraClip. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018.
  • Welch, Timothy S. Psoas Muscle Cross Sectional Area Predicts Increased Resource Utilization After Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. ISHLT. 2017.
  • Welch, Timothy S. Cardioprotection by multiple preconditioning cycles does not require mitochondrial KATP channels in pigs. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2002.

Text Book Chapters

  • Welch, Timothy S. Novel Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease. Atherosclerosis: Clinical Perspectives Through Imaging. January 2013.
  • Welch, Timothy S. Monitoring for Rejection. Contemporary Heart Transplantation. Pending Publication.


"The best therapy for heart failure is prevention.  Make sure you do everything necessary to control your blood pressure and blood sugar.  Be active and keep living!"

- Dr. Timothy S. Welch