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

Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Pennsylvania Hospital
Neurosurgery Staff, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Neurosurgery Staff, Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA
member, Operating Room Committee Pennsylvania Hospital
member, Executive Committee Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Member , Center for Bloodless Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Chairman, Neurosurgery Committee on Academic Promotions (COAP)
Chairman , Department of Neurosurgery Pennsylvania Hospital
Co-Chair, Spine Committee, Pennsylvania Hospital
Member, Clinical Competency Committee (UPHS Department of Neurosurgery Residency Review)
member , Finance Committee, Department of Neurosurgery University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
staff, Neurosurgery Staff Penn Presbyterian Hospital Philadelphia,PA
Co-Chairman, Neuroscience Service Line (Spine)
member, Bioengineering Graduate Group, School of Bioengineering University of Pennsylvania
Executive Co-Sponsor, Patient Experience, Pennsylvania Hospital
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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