OhioBWC - Common:  Dr. Terrence B. Welsh

Medical Director Dr. Terrence B. Welsh

The BWC Administrator/CEO appointed Terrence B. Welsh, M.D., medical director in August 2017. Dr. Welsh leads our medical efforts to help Ohio's injured workers return to work. He provides direction in the development of medical policy and oversight for all medical components of BWC.

Dr. Welsh specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He brings extensive experience with the workers' compensation system to his role. He served from 2007 to 2014 as medical advisor to the Ohio Industrial Commission, which hears appeals of BWC and self-insuring employer decisions. He is also a past member of BWC's Health Care Quality Assurance Advisory Committee.

He played rugby in college while majoring in philosophy and satisfying science requirements for medical school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and while attending medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He served his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), while serving as chief resident at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. (outside of Detroit). He most recently served as chief of medical affairs for Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.

Dr. Welsh's experience combines a private practice with state government knowledge. When he first went into practice, he worked at hospital systems in Chillicothe, Circleville, Columbus and Lancaster. He then was a partner in a private Portsmouth practice in partnership with the Southern Ohio Medical Center for 24 years. He also has served as chief medical officer for King's Daughter Medical Center in Portsmouth, He's also been president of the Ohio Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Scioto County Medical Society.

Dr. Welsh lives in the Lancaster area with his wife of 28 years. He has four children three sons and one daughter and one grandchild.