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Matthew Welch, M.D.

Areas of Specialty

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Retinal detachment and surgery
  • Macular hole and macular pucker surgery
  • Pediatric retinal disease and surgery
  • Uveitis, ocular inflammation
  • Choroidal melanoma treatment


  • BS: University of Arizona, Honors College-Tucson, Arizona
  • MD: Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of
  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center – Dept of Ophthalmology
  • Chief Resident: 2010-2011 Loyola University & V.A. Hospital


  • Vitreo-Retinal Disease and Surgery: Associated Retina Consultants, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Intraocular Tumor Disease and Surgery: Retina Specialists of Southern Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Appointments

  • University of Arizona – Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine Dept of Ophthalmology Edward Hines V.A. Hospital  2013-2014

Personal Interest

Cycling, hiking, running and spending time with my family


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Arizona Ophthalmology Society
  • Phoenix Ophthalmological Society
  • Pima County Medical Society
  • Tucson Ophthalmologic Society

Dr. Matthew Welch Curriculum Vitae