Dr. Rachel Wellner
Dr. Rachel Wellner is a Board-Certified general surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Society of Surgical Oncology-trained breast oncology surgeon. In addition to her MD and surgical training, Dr. Wellner earned a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, reflecting her interest in global health. Most recently, she founded a start-up called Caelum Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. with the goal to identify cancer edges intraoperatively. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Care.
She has also been Director of Breast Services at NYEE/Continuum Cancer Center, Pascal Valley Hospital, and Palisades General Hospital. Dr. Wellner graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut and her Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She pursued her surgical training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and worked to establish clinical rotations in underserved regions of Nicaragua, Guatemala, India, and The Dominican Republic. She has been featured as a guest expert on several local and national news networks, including WPLX 11, Fox and Friends, and CNN.