About Marlene Welch, MD, PhD

Marlene Welch, MD, PhD

Dr. Marlene Welch has spent the last twelve years of her career building relationships with her patients. Her focus has been to reshape, rebuild and rejuvenate the breast, body, skin and face as a trained artist and surgeon. At the core of every transformation is the connection she makes with all of her patients. “I LOVE the connection I have with my patients. That is my motivation. My goal is to create meaningful changes in their lives."

As a young girl, Dr. Welch was inspired by a television program that highlighted stories of children from the Philippines in need of cleft lip and palate repair. That moment was the very beginning of her journey that has led to a fulfilling career in plastic surgery, aesthetics and wellness.“I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to fulfill my goals without the love and support of my parents. They left their own families in the Philippines to come to the United States to give my siblings and me a better life. Their gifts have allowed me to have the beautiful life I have today and also give back to those in need.”

Dr. Welch studied studio art as an undergraduate and went on to earn her medical degree with honors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She continued her post-graduate medical education in surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor and earned her PhD in physiology at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has spent the last decade at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences as an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Welch has also served as the Medical Director of FACES Skin Health Experts Aesthetic Center for the past three years.

Opening her own private practice has finally become a reality for Dr. Welch. “The ability to incorporate my expertise in plastic surgery, my love for aesthetics and my passion for health and wellness is a dream come true. Ultimately, I want my patients to be happy and healthy. I can’t imagine doing anything else.


Dr. Marlene Welch, in affiliation with the Toledo Clinic, is seeing patients at FACES in Lambertville, MI, just North of Toledo. Plan on seeing new faces and learning about new products and services as this all encompassing aesthetic, skin health, and wellness-based plastic surgery practice takes shape. Stay tuned for exciting new changes!

6595 Secor Road | Lambertville, MI 48144 | 419.479.5897

Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Marlene Welch at 419.479.5897