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Gena Welch, DrAP, CRNA

Clinical Assistant Professor/Anesthesia Program Director

Dr. Welch is a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), clinical researcher, and the Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program. She has practiced independently and in the care team model as a CRNA. The Nurse Anesthesia Program is located within the Public Health & Health Sciences department at the University of Michigan-Flint.


Areas of clinical and research interests:

  • Enhancing clinical communication and education
  • Preadmissions predictors of academic success
  • Interdisciplinary initiatives in graduate education
  • Clinical instruction in the delivery of perioperative anesthetic care


Teaching experience:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Cardiac Pathophysiology
  • Principles of Electrocardiogram
  • Nurse Anesthesia Seminar I & II
  • Master’s Thesis Development I, II, & III
  • Scholarly Project Development, Implementation, & Dissemination
  • Medical writing



  • Co-chair of the Coalition of Michigan Organizations of Nursing committee for the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists