Rachel Beth Wellner, Oncologist

Rachel Beth Wellner

Oncologist | Medical Oncology

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77 Worth Street ground floor New York New York, 10013
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5/5

About

As the current Director of Breast Services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Wellner is dedicated to combining compassionate, high quality care with cutting-edge techniques. She offers comprehensive breast healthcare, treating both benign and malignant conditions, all with humanity and an unparalleled attention to detail. Her aims of treatment include rendering her patients disease-free, restoring and enhancing physical form, and promoting a healthy lifestyle and quality of life.

An acclaimed, fully accredited academic breast center and center of excellence, The Continuum Breast Cancer Care department allows Dr. Wellner the opportunity to work exclusively with the world's best in diagnostics, medical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery. Additionally, Dr. Wellner has joined forces with the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction under the leadership of world renowned reconstructive surgeons Dr. Robert Allen and Dr. Joshua Levine.

Education and Training

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Provider Details

Male English 16 years of experience
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Rachel Beth Wellner's Expert Contributions
  • If I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, did i definitely have HPV first?

    Thank you for your question. We do know that most cervical cancer has its root in the HPV virus. This is not to say that there can't be other factors. Additionally, many people who have contracted the HPV virus (it's a very common virus) don't necessarily go on to develop cervical cancer. I would need more information regarding what the pathology analysis of your diagnosis exactly revealed before saying definitively that you had contracted the HPV virus in the past- most likely, however, the HPV virus did play a role and remained dormant in you. For a more comprehensive answer specific to your case, I recommend that you visit a GYN-oncologist to help you better understand causes of and treatment options for your diagnosis. I wish you a speedy and complete recovery. READ MORE

  • I've been in remission for nearly two years, but I'm starting to feel weak and tired again. What is wrong?

    Thank you for your question, and I'm happy to try to answer it. Without the benefit of seeing you in person, I'm going to be taking an educated guess. Fatigue might just be part of a less serious condition, like chronic fatigue syndrome or your body needing to rest after what you've been through. I'm responsible for imparting to you what the worst case scenario would be, and what I think you're most concerned about-- is your cancer recurring. Of course, there's a possibility that your cancer could recur and affect other organs in your body that may explain fatigue. Fatigue is not usually what we see with breast cancer recurrence, but it's still a possibility. I recommend that you go see your oncologist and have him/her do some cancer markers and/or a PET/CT scan to rule out the possibility of distant metastases. I'm not trying to frighten you- just encouraging you to rule out this possibility before seeking lesser causes of your fatigue. Hopefully, the tests will all be negative and you might be looking at a less significant cause of your fatigue, like anemia, low thyroid, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc. Your doctor can order a full lab panel to start ruling out obvious causes of your fatigue. I hope this is helpful- I'd rather you be proactive now and confront what may be causing your fatigue so you can find a resolution. Please feel free to ask any additional questions. Best, Rachel B. Wellner, MD MPH FACS READ MORE

  • I have to undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer. What should I expect?

    Thank you for your question- I'm a breast cancer surgeon, so lung cancer isn't my specialty. That being said, there have been considerable developments in chemotherapy for all cancer subtypes, and the horror stories of 20 years ago have changed. Chemotherapy is never a fun experience- it generally causes profound fatigue by the end of treatment, gastrointestinal symptoms, and hair loss. The serious infections we used to see with chemotherapy are generally mitigated by a product called neurogenic, which stimulates the grown of your own white blood cells to effectively prevent and combat infection. Please consult a lung cancer specialist or pulmonary oncologist for more specifics, as again, this is not my field, but I tried to give you some generalities about how chemotherapy has changed in recent years. I wish you all of the best for a speedy recovery. Warm regards, Rachel B. Wellner, MD MPH FACS READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

specialized in breast surgery

Residency

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internships

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fellowships

  • The John Wayne Cancer Institute

Professional Society Memberships

  • Surgical Society of Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgery, American College of Breast Disease

Articles and Publications

  • Aging, Heart Disease and Its Management- Book

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Dr. Wellner credits her success to her grandparents; they were World War II Holocaust survivors and this continues to inspire her to succeed, along with her mother and father.

Areas of research

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Philanthropic Initiatives

  • She expressed an early interest in international healthcare, and her passion has led her to set up many programs around the world to aide those with less access to medical technology. Most recently, Dr. Wellner worked to establish a clinical rotation in an underserved region of the Dominican Republic.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Rachel Beth Wellner's Practice location

77 Worth Street -
New York, New York 10013
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