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

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

Neurosurgeon at Penn Medicine

Meet Dr. William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS

Dr. Welch is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Penn Medicine.

His clinical expertise covers spine conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, myelopathy, and more.

Dr. Welch at a Glance

  • Dr. Welch is involved in all aspects of spinal surgery, and has performed over 15,000 surgeries in his career.
  • He was recognized on the Philadelphia “Super Doctors” list (2013) and in Philadelphia Magazine’s annual “Top Docs” issue (2015-2017).

If you experience back or neck pain, talk to Dr. Welch about what he can do for you.

Dr. Welch is a member of Penn Medicine.

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Philadelphia, PA

How Dr. William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS Can Help You

Specialties

  • Neurosurgeon

Education

  • Fellowship - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
  • Residency -University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • Medical School -SUNY / Downstate School of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York

Conditions

  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors

Treatments

  • Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spinal Stabilization
  • Spinal Surgery

What Patients are Saying About Dr. William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS

  • Dr. Welch was excellent at answering all our questions about the surgical procedure, medications, post surgical care, pain management post surgery, necessary follow-up care, and every other question we asked. When done I felt quite confident about being in his care.
  • I was very impressed and pleased with Dr. Welch. He took time to explain my condition in a way that was helpful and understandable to me.
  • Dr. Welch is terrific. I have recommended him to several of my friends.

Accolades for Dr. William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS

Professional Distinctions

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society, National
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, National
  • American Association of Orthopedic and Neurological Surgeons, National
  • American College of Surgeons, National
  • American Medical Association, National
  • Cervical Spine Research Society, National
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, National
  • International College of Surgeons, International
  • Neurosurgical Society of America, National
  • New York Academy of Sciences, National
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Local
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local
  • Society of Neurological Surgeons (Senior Society), National

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Awards

  • 2013 "Philadelphia Super Doctor" List
  • "Philadelphia" Magazine Top Docs 2010-2013, 2015-2017
  • America's Top Doctors 2006-2008, 2010, 2012-2014
  • Best Doctors in America 2007-2012, 2015-2018

Office Information for Dr. William C. Welch, MD, FACS, FICS

Penn Neurosurgery Pennsylvania Hospital
235 South 8th Street
Washington Square West Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Penn Neurosurgery Pennsylvania Hospital
235 South 8th Street
Washington Square West Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted

Profile last updated: September 26, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.