College of Health Sciences

Dr. David Weldy

Dr. David Weldy, M.D., PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. Family Medicine
Dept. Kinesiology
Medical Director, Cardolpulmonary Research Laboratory

Dr. Weldy earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the MCO/St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Dr. Weldy received his MA and PhD in Exercise physiology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and completed a Family Medicine Fellowship in Academic Medicine from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) in Rootstown, Ohio. He is board certified in family medicine with an added qualification in sports medicine. 

Dr. Weldy also attended Silliman University in the Philippines for two years before finishing his BA in Physical Education at Goshen College.  He then taught phys ed at Woodstock School in northern India for two years followed by four years of graduate school at Kent State University earning his MA in exercise physiology before attending medical school and finishing his PH.D. during his residency.

Prior to returning to Toledo, Dr. Weldy spent 20 years in private solo practice in the Ohio towns of Hiram, Mantua, and Ravenna, and since 1992, was an associate clinical professor at NEOUCOM where he also served on their Family Medicine Research Committee. He also was Associate Residency Director at Northside Hospital Family Medicine Residency for five years and precepted at the Barberton Family Medicine Residency. He has served as team physician for Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and several high schools in northeast Ohio including Crestwood High School for 20 years. He is currently the team physician for Rogers High School in Toledo.

Dr. Weldy is a member of many professional societies, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He has served on OAFP’s Sports Medicine and Research committees and currently serves on OSMA’s Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine. He was cited as one of Northeast Ohio’s top doctors in 2006 and 2007 and by US News & World Report for Northwest Ohio in 2011.  

Dr. Weldy’s clinical interests are Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology and the application of physical activity and fitness to patient health care and disease management. His research interests include cognition and physical fitness and insulin requirements of exercise.

Dr. Weldy is married over 30 years with three grown children who left two cats behind. He and his wife try to stay fit with an hour daily in their home fitness room and water skiing in the summer as well as gardening and yard work. He also enjoys singing with The University of Toledo Community Choir and getting his fingers dirty maintaining the family (and children’s) cars and repairing household and garage items.

Here are some of Dr. Weldy's latest publications available for download:

"Fitness and Cognition," The Ohio Family Physician, Spring 2009.

"Risks of Alcoholic Energy Drinks for Youth," The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, July–August 2010 Vol. 23 No. 4.


Last Updated: 6/9/16