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Dr. Wendy Welch

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wendy Welch, who is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry, joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare as Chief Medical Officer on July 1 to lead the medical team through Medicaid Transformation and into integrated managed care. 

With 24 years of experience, Welch is a Certified Physician Executive and is also certified in Health Care Quality and Management. She joins Cardinal Innovations from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she leads Virginia Treatment Center for Children’s THRIVE (VTCC-THRIVE), a specialty service for adolescents with addiction. She also teaches managed care literacy and works with health system leaders on value-based care initiatives in behavioral health and addiction medicine.

Prior to her role at VCU, Welch held medical leadership roles with Virginia Premier Health Plan, Beacon Health Options and Florida Health Care Plans, a subsidiary of Florida Blue.

Welch currently serves as vice chair of the Payer Relations Committee of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and has been a member of that committee since 2016. She has been a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association since 2002 and also a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine since 2016. Welch has served as a Baldridge Examiner with the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program, which oversees the nation’s only Presidential award for performance excellence. From 1999 to 2016, Welch served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Welch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Duke University in 1986. She received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Florida in 1990. In 2019, Welch will receive an MBA in Business Administration, Management and Operations from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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