Dr. Welman is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Bachelor of Medical Science in 1977. He then went on to graduate from the California School of Podiatric Medicine-U.S.C. Southern Campus in 1981, receiving his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Welman completed his podiatric surgery residency at the Memorial Hospital of Hawthorne in 1982 and received his radiology and fluoroscopy certification for the state of California the following year. In 1988, he became board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Dr. Welman received his laser surgery certification in 1992 and became a qualified medical examiner for the state of California in 1993. He served on the Master Health Administration at the University of La Verne in 1998 and received his certification in extracorporeal shockwave therapy from Ossatron & Dornier in 2003.