Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

Faculty Members
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William C. Welch, MD, FAANS, FACS, FICS

Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Pennsylvania Hospital
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
Department of Neurosurgery
Pennsylvania Hospital
Washington Square West Building
235 S. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-829-6700
Fax: 215-829-7895
B.S (BS-MD program)
The City College of New York , 1983.
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 1985.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern General Surgery, University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y, 1985-1986.
Resident, Neurological Surgery, University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., 1986-1991.
Fellowship, Neuro-oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y., 1991-1992.
Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Weiler Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., 1992-1993.
American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 1995.
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Selected Publications

Cheng BC, Welch WC, Serhan H, Cunningham, B : The effects of intermediate fixation of occipital-cervico-thoracic fixation in a cadaveric model. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine Notes: in press.

Cheng BC, Dawson J, Jensen L, Gordon J, Cheng J, Welch WC: Immediate biomechanical effects of lumbar posterior dynamic stabilization above a circumferential fusion. The Spine Journal Notes: in press.

Rabin A, Gerszten PC, Karausky P, Erhard R, Bunker CH, Potter DM, Welch WC: The diagnostic accuracy of the seated straight leg raise test compared to the supine straight leg raise test in detecting acute radiculopathy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Notes: in press.

Welch WC, Ong J, Gerszten PC, Nestler AJ, Burke JP, Cheng BC: Radiographic and clinical observations of screw backout in cervical instrumentation construct failures. Advances in Therapy Notes: in press.

Gerszten PC, Lehmann E, Ozhasoglu C, Burton SA, Welch WC: Radiation dose tolerance of the spinal cord and cauda equina to Cyberknife spinal radiosurgery. Neurosurgery Notes: in press.

Welch WC, Cheng BC, Awad TE, Davis R, Maxwell JH, Delamarter R, Wingate JK, Sherman J, Macenski MM: Clinical outcomes of the Dynesys dynamic neutralization system: 1-year preliminary results. Neurosurg Focus 22(1): E8, Dec 2007.

Gerszten PC, Welch WC: Combined percutaneous transpedicular tumor debulking and kyphoplasty for pathological compression fractures. J Neurosurg-Spine 6(1): 92-95, Jan 2007.

Gerszten PC, Burton SA, Ozhasglu C, Welch WC: Radiosurgery for spinal metastases: clinical experience in 500 cases from a single institution. Spine 32(2): 193-199, Jan 2007.

Slivka MA, Spenciner DB, Seim HB, Welch WC, Serhan HA, Turner AS: High rate of fusion in sheep cervical spines following anterior interbody surgery with absorbable and nonabsorbable implant devices. Spine 31(24): 2772-2777, Nov 2006.

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