Mary R. Welch, MD

Expertise in: 
Neuro-Oncology
Board Certifications: 
Neurology
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Overview

Mary Welch, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC, in the Division of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Welch graduated from Chicagos' Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed neurology residency here at Columbia, followed by sub-specialty training in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In her second year of fellowship, she earned a Comparative Effectiveness Research Award to attend Columbia's Summer Research Institute at Mailman School of Public Health.

Upon completing her training, Dr. Welch worked for several years as a practicing neuro-oncologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. There, she served as principal investigator for numerous phase I and II clinical trials for the treatment of primary and metastatic brain cancer. She also developed a strong research interest in improving patient access to both standard and investigational therapies. In addition to seeing both inpatient and outpatient neuro-oncology patients, Dr. Welch maintains an active research program within the Division of Neuro-Oncology.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carcinomatous meningitis
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Mixed Glioma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligoastrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumors

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • French

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 342-4432.

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

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  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
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Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Internship: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Residency: 2010 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Honors & Awards

ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award

Comparative Effectiveness Research Award

Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Research

Selected Publications

Pareek V, Welch M, Ravera E, Zampolin RL, Sequist LV, Halmos B. Marked differences in CNS activity amongst EGFR inhibitors: case report and mini-review. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Jul 24 [Epub ahead of print]

Yang Y, Haigentz M, Welch M. Diplopia and Ataxia in a Heavy Smoker. JAMA 2015 September; 314(9):942-943.

Glover R, Brook A, Welch M. Teaching Neuroimages: Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Neurology 2014 May; 82(21): e183-4.

Welch M, Sauter C, Matasar M, Moskowitz C, Omuro A. Autologous stem cell transplant in recurrent or refractory primary or secondary central nervous system lymphoma using thiotepa, busulfan, and cyclophosphamide. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 2015; 56(2):361-7.

Welch M, Grommes C. Influence of anti-diabetic therapy of diabetes mellitus type II (DM) on survival in glioblastoma (GBM) patients. CNS Oncology. 2013 2(3), 237-246.

Welch M, Omuro A, DeAngelis L. Outcomes of the Oldest Patients with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Neuro-Oncology. 2012 Oct; 14(10):1304-11.