11352-Welch, Julie

Julie L. Welch, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

RG R2200
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Julie Welch is Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair of Faculty Development, and Director of Mentoring Training for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (ICTSI). She was a founding member of the IUPUI Mentoring Academy and serves as the faculty mentoring liasion for Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). As former Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, she continues to champion issues surrounding faculty development, mentoring, physician wellness, work-life policies, and women in medicine. She currently divides her time between academic emergency medicine at IUSM and IU Health Methodist Hospital, the Indiana CTSI, and mentoring initiatives at the local and national levels.

For her continued commitment as a physician, leader, and mentor, she was recognized with the 2016 IUSM Clinical Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, a 2016 IU Trustee Teaching Award, the 2014 Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association National Mentorship Award, the 2014 American Medical Association Inspirational Physician Award, and the 2010 IUPUI Outstanding Women Leader Award.

Key Publications


1.    Rusyniak D, Kirk M, May J, Kao L, Brizendine E, Welch J, Cordell W, Alonso R. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in acute ischemic stroke: results of the HOT-stroke pilot study. Stroke. 2003 Feb;34(2):571-574.

2.    Welch JL, Wiehe SE, Palmer-Smith V, Dankoski ME. Flexibility in Faculty Work-life Policies at Medical Schools in the Big Ten Conference. Journal of Women’s Health. 2011;20:725-732.

3.    Seupaul RA, Welch JL, Malka ST, Emmett TW. Pharmacologic prophylaxis for acute mountain sickness: a systematic shortcut review. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2012 April;59(4):307-317.  PMID: 22153998. 

4.    Welch JL, Jimenez H, Walthall J, Allen S E. Women in Emergency Medicine Mentoring Program: An Innovative Approach to Gender Mentoring in Graduate Medical Education. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2012 September;362-366.

5.    Welch J. Women in Medicine Wellness Workshop: Work-Life Integration. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9248. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9248

6.    Welch J, Jimenez H, Allen S. Teamwork & Conflict Management Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2013;9:9605. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9605

7.  Welch J, Palmer M, Mitchell A, House D, Rodgers K, Wilbur L, Kline J, Ciccarelli M, Rusyniak D. Faculty Mentoring Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9778. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9778

8.  Welch JL, Cooper DD. Do Corticosteroids Benefit Patients With Sore Throat? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014 June;63(6):711-712.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.07.011

9.  Adams D, Welch JL, Kline JA. Clinical Utility of An Age-Adjusted D-dimer in the Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014 September;64(3):232-234. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.12.018

10.  Hoffmann-Longtin K, Palmer MM, Walvoord EC, Welch JL, Dankoski M. Just Ask: Using Faculty Input to Inform Communication Strategies. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development. ID TIA2-14-0027. 2014 Sept;33(1);37-56. 

11.  Dankoski M, Welch J, Palmer M, Hoffmann-Longtin K, Walvoord E. Professional Development through Story and Reflection: The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership Program. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9858. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9858

12.  Cooper DD, Welch JL. Should Children With Acute Asthma Exacerbation Receive Inhaled Anticholinergics? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015 Jan;65(1):83-84. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.06.014

13.  Palmer M, Welch J, McAteer J, Walvoord E. Ensuring the Vitality of Senior and Emeritus Faculty: A Leadership Development Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2015;11:10267. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10267

14.  Welch JL, Cooper DD. Do Alpha-Blockers Expedite Ureteral Stone Passage? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Jan;67(1):117-118. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.05.019

15.  Welch JL. Fundamentals of Mentoring Series: Three Steps to a Mentee-Driven Relationship. MedEdPORTAL. 2016;12:10441. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10441

16.  Welch J, Cooper D. Should I Use Lidocaine with Epinephrine in Digital Nerve Blocks? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 December;68(6):756-757. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.03.052   

17.  Welch J, Sawtelle S, Cheng D, Perkins A, Ownbey M, MacNeill E, Hockberger R, Rusyniak D. Faculty Mentoring Practices in Academic Emergency Medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017 March;24(3):362-370. DOI: 10.1111/acem.13136 (*An Editor-in-Chief Pick for March 2017)

18.  Welch J, Seupaul R. Update: Does Succinylcholine Create Better Intubating Conditions than Rocuronium for Rapid Sequence Intubation? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 May;69(5):e55-e56. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.09.001

19.  Pitre C, Ladd L, Welch J. Fundamentals of Mentoring Series: Negotiating Work Life Integration. MedEdPORTAL. 2017;13:10623. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10623

20.  Pitre C, Ladd L, Welch J. Fundamentals of Mentoring Series: Physician Time Management. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 February;14:10681. DOI: https/doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10681

21.  Pettit K, Welch J. Can Newer Rapid Influenza Tests Rule Out Disease? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 April;71(4):347-e49. DOI: https://doi/org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.01.020

22.  Welch JL, Holland D. What Elements Suggest Infectious Mononucleosis? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 April;71(4):521-522. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.06.014 

23.  Pettit K, Welch J. Are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are safe and effective for treatment of acute renal colic? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Aug;72(2):145-146. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.03.036 

24.  Spence JP, Buddenbaum JL, Bice PJ, Welch JL, Carroll AE. Independent Investigator Incubator (I3): A Comprehensive Mentorship Program to Jumpstart Productive Research Careers for Junior Faculty. BMC Medical Education. 2018 Aug 6;18(1):186. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1290-3

25.  Shrestha A, Welch J, House R. In STEMI patients, which fibrinolytic agent is the safest and most effective? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Dec;72(6):670-671. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.01.042

26.  Roumpf SK, Welch JL. Can S100B Serum Biomarker Testing Reduce Head CT Scanning in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.10.012

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Director of Mentoring Training, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)
  • Education
    2013 FEL Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Indiana University School of Medicine
    2001 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    1998 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    1997 MD Indiana University
    1993 BS Butler University
  • Professional Organizations
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American Academy of Emergency Medicine
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    American Medical Women's Association
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Clinical Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2016-09-01
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2016-03-01
    Org: Emergency Medicine Residency Association
    Desc: EMRA National Mentorship Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-10-01
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Desc: AOA
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-09-01
    Org: American Medical Association Women Physicians Section
    Desc: AMA Inspirational Physician Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-06-01
    Org: IUPUI
    Desc: Outstanding Woman Leader Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2010-03-01

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