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Mary R. Welch, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Mary R. Welch, MD

Mary Welch, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC, in the Division of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Welch graduated from Chicago’s 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.

Dr. Welch sees patients with primary brain tumors including, but not limited to glioma, meningioma, skull-base tumors and central nervous sysem lymphoma.  She also provides consultative services for patients with neurological complications of cancer including brain and leptomeningeal metastases.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Neuro-oncology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Carcinomatous meningitis
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Trials
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Metastases
  • Gliomas
  • Brain Cancer

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • French

Education & Training

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

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-0571

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 342-0571

Contact Info

  • Office Phone: (212) 342-0571

Committees/Societies/Memberships

American Academy of Neurology, Member

Society for Neuro-Oncology, Member

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member

Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Member

NRG Oncology, Member

Honors & Awards

ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award

Comparative Effectiveness Research Award

Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award