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Carolyn H. Welsh, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Carolyn H. Welsh, M.D. 
Professor of Medicine University of Colorado Denver





Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
1974 A.B. 

Boston University, Boston, MA
1979 M.D. 

Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
1979-1980 Intern Internal Medicine
1980-1982 Resident Internal Medicine

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
1982-1985 Fellow Pulmonary/Critical Care


1991 - Present
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

1985 - Present
Director, Medical ICU/CCU Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center

1985 - Present
Staff Physician, Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center

1985 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

1985 - 1990
Research Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Lab, University of Colorado Denver

Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Lab, University of Colorado Denver

Summers of 1973 and 1974
Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital Boston, Cardiovascular Surgery Research Lab of Dr. William Bernhard

Research Assistant, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Tumor Virology Lab of David Livingston, MD/Ph.D.


Livingston, DM, CH Welsh Ferguson, R Gollogy, and H Lazarus. Accumulation of cystine auxotrophic thymocytes accompanying type C viral leukemogenesis in the mouse. Cell 7:41-47, 1976.

Welsh, CH, J Wanger, and C Irvin. PFT corner: Isovolume flow. Respiratory Care 28:1032, 1983.

Mason, RJ, AS Buist, EBB Fisher, JA Merchant, JM Samet, and CH Welsh. Cigarette smoking and health official ATS statement. Am. Rev. Respir. Dis. 132:1133-1136, 1985.

Welsh, CH, IM Dauber, and TV Weil. Endotoxin increases pulmonary vascular protein permeability in the dog. J. Appl. Physiol. 61:1395-1402, 1986.

Stelzner, TJ, CH Welsh, E Berger, RG McCullough, K Morris, JE Repine, and JV Weil. Antiarrhythmic agent diminish thiourea induced pulmonary vascular protein leak in rats. J. Appl. Physiol. 63:1877-1883, 1987.

Welsh, CH, D Lien, GS Worthen, and JV Weil. Pentoxifylline decreases endotoxin-induced pulmonary neutrophil sequestration and extravascular protein accumulation in the dog. Am. Rev. Resp. Dis. 138:1106-1114, 1988.

Welsh, CH, D Lien, GS Worthen, P Henson, and JV Weil. Endotoxin pretreated neutrophils increase pulmonary vascular permeability in the dog. J. Appl. Physiol. 66:112-119, 1989.
Welsh, CH, IM Dauber, and JV Weil. Influence of prostaglandin El vascular protein leak induced by endotoxin in the Dog. J. Crit. Care 4:21-30, 1989.
Welsh, CH, L Watters, R Harbeck, H Smith. Indolent staph. aureus pneumonia. West J Med 153:316-319, 1990.
Welsh, CH. Drug resistant tuberculosis after gastrectomy: Double jeopardy? Chest 99:245-247, 1991.
Sato, K, TJ Stelzner, RF O'Brien, JV Weil, and CH Welsh. Pentoxifylline lessens the endotoxin-induced increase in albumin clearance across pulmonary artery endothelial monolayers with and without neutrophils. Am. J. Resp. Cell and Mol. Biol. Vol. 4:219-227, 1991.

Morrison, DM, C Klein, and CH Welsh. Relief of right ventricular angina and increased exercise capacity with chronic oxygen therapy. Chest, 100:534-539, 1991.

Welsh, CH, P Wagner, C Houston, and J Reeves. Pulmonary function and lung edema at 29,000 ft. altitude. Am. Rev. Resp. Dis. 147:1239-1244, 1993.

Dauber, IM, PE Parsons, CH Welsh, PC Giclas, GJR Whitman, M. Johnson, GS Wheeler, LD Horwitz, and JV Weil. Peripheral bypass-induced pulmonary and coronary vascular injury: association with increased levels of tumor necrosis factor. Circulation 88:726-735, 1993.

Chan, ED, CH Welsh. Fulminant Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia: A review of the English literature. Western Journal of Med. 162:133-142, 1995.

Ellison, RT, G Perez-Perez, CH Welsh, MJ Blaser, D Peduzzi, K Riester, A Cross, ST Donta. The role of Helicobacter pylori in upper gastrointestinal bleeding in intensive care unit patients Critical Care Med, 24:1974-1981, 1996.

Donta, ST, P Peduzzi, AS Cross, J Sadoff, C Haakensdon, SJ Cryz, C Kauffman, S Bradley, G Gafford, D Elliston, TL Musgrave, T Beam, J John, B Ribner, R Cantey, CH Welsh, et al for Federal Hyperimmune Immunoglobulin Trial Study Group. Immunoprophylaxis against Klebsiella and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections. Journal Infectious Disease, 174:537-543, 1996.

CH Welsh, KL Hassell, DB Badesch, DC Kressin, RA Marlar. Coagulation and fibrinolytic abnormalities in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. Chest 110:710-717, 1996.

CH Welsh, R Pedot, R Anderson. Use of morning report to enhance adverse event detection: A prospective trial. J. Gen. Int. Med. 11:454-460, 1996.

Roche Vivyenne, CH Welsh. Long-term Functional Outcome after ICU. J American Ger Soc, January 1999: 11-17.

CH Welsh, K Thompson, S Long-Krug. Evaluation of patient-perceived health status using medical outcomes survey short-form 36 in an intensive care unit population. Crit Care Med, 1999; 27: 1466-1471.

K Garg, CH Welsh, AJ Feyerband, SW Subber, PD Russ, RJ Johnson, JD Durham, D Lynch. Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis with Spiral CT and Ventilation-Perfusion Scanning-Correlation with Pulmonary Angiographic Results or Clinic Outcome. Radiology 1998; 208:201-208.

Chan, ED, CH Welsh. Geriatric Respiratory Medicine. Chest, 1998; 114;1704-1733.

K Garg, HJ Sieler, CH Welsh, RJ Johnston, PD Russ. Clinical validity of helical CT being interpreted as negative for pulmonary embolism; implications for patient treatment. Am J Roentgenology, 1999; 172:1627-1630.
B. Suratt, CH Welsh, A 48 year old smoker with cough and weight loss. Chest 2000; 118: 239-241.

The ARDS Network. A randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of Ketoconazole for Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury and Acute respiratory Distress Syndrome. JAMA, 2000; 283: 1995-2002.

The ARDS Network. ‘Ventilation with lower tidal volumes as compared with traditional tidal volumes for acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome’. New Engl J Med 2000; 342:1301-1308.

LL Graf, CH Welsh, Qamar Z, RA Marlar. Activated protein C resistance assay detects thrombotic risk factors other than factor V Leiden. (Manuscript submitted to Am J Clin Path May 2002).

Welsh, CH. Acute diffuse infiltrates & fever. In: Pulmonary Grand Rounds. MI. Schwarz,ed. BC Decker, Toronto; 77-84, 1990.

Welsh, CH. Chapter 9 on Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Care Secrets, Philadelphia. Hanley & Belfus 1992.

Welsh, CH. Chapter 10 on Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Care Secrets, second edition 1998.
Welsh, CH. Chapter 9 on Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Care Secrets, third edition, in press, 2002.

Reeves, JT, CH Welsh, PD Wagner. The heart and lungs at extreme altitude. Thorax 49:631-633, 1994.

Redington J, CH Welsh. Community acquired pneumonia, diagnosis & management. Prim Care Case Review 2:43-58, 1999.

CH Welsh. “Respiratory therapy techniques” chapter in Kelley’s Textbook of Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition. H David Humes, Editor-in-Chief. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. 2000.

Carolyn H. Welsh. Coagulation and Fibrinolytic factors in Pulmonary Hypertension. Chapter 20 in Interactions of Blood and the Pulmonary Circulation edited by EK Weir, HL Reeve, JT Reeves. Futura Publishing Co. Armonk NY. pages 339-360, 2002.

CH Welsh. Computerized test chapter entitled “Pulmonary embolism treatment” for Treatment Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine, publisher, Inc. submitted August 2001.
Nana-Sinkam P, CH Welsh. Pulmonary embolism, diagnosis and management. Primary Care Case Reviews. 5: 28-39 2002.

Chan E, Morales D, Welsh CH, McDermott M, Schwarz MI. Calcium deposition with or without bone formation in the lung. In press Am J Resp Crit Care Med, State of the Art series 2002.