H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Community & Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Professor of Business Administration (adjunct), Tuck School of Business
Professor of Public Policy (adjunct), Dartmouth College

H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Email

Phone

(603) 653-0836

Education

  • MPH, University of Washington, 1990
  • MD, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1982
  • BA, Harvard University,  1976

Primary Contact

Suzanne Burge
(603) 653-0824
Suzanne.L.Burge@Dartmouth.edu

Curriculum Vitae

H. Gilbert Welch CV

Affiliations

Medical Staff, White River Junction, VA, White River Junction, Vermont


Areas of Expertise

Dr. Welch is a general internist whose research focuses on the problems created by medicine's efforts to detect disease early: physicians test too often, treat too aggressively and tell too many people that they are sick. Most of his work has focused on overdiagnosis in cancer screening: in particular, screening for melanoma, cervical, breast and prostate cancer. He is the author of the books, Should I be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why" (UC Press 2004) and more recently, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health" (Beacon Press 2011) and "Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care" (Beacon Press 2015).


Published Research


In the Media

Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit The Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013 »

Diagnosis: Insufficient Outrage New York Times Op-Ed, July 4, 2013 »

What Angelina Jolie Forgot to Mention CNN Opinion Piece, May 17, 2013 »

Breast Practices: The Mammogram Dilemma Los Angeles Times Op-ed, February 21, 2013 »

Should All Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms? The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2013 »

Cancer Survivor or Victim of Overdiagnosis? NY Times Op-Ed, November 21, 2012 »

Testing What We Think We Know NY Times Op-Ed, August 20, 2012 »

Healthcare: The Testing Glut L.A. Times Op-Ed, May 2, 2012 »

If You Feel O.K., Maybe You Are O.K. N.Y. Times Op-Ed, February 27, 2012 »

A Doctor’s Vision for Medicare LA Times Op-Ed, October 16, 2011 »

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