Babu Welch, M.D.
Endowed Title Duke Samson Chair of Neurological Surgery
Department Neurological Surgery | Radiology
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Dr. Welch’s academic endeavors include publications and lectures centered on the topics of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. He is frequently an invited lecturer to his peers in the national and international communities that treat patients with aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid disease, and stroke.
As the Director of the UT Southwestern Microvascular Laboratory he instructs residents in approaches to the skull base and microvascular technique. UT Southwestern is benefiting from Dr. Welch’s collaborations with the Utrecht Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands, by making our medical center one of only three sites in the U.S. for the use of a revolutionary laser technique for cerebrovascular bypass, that began in May of 2008.
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Welch received educational degrees from Morehouse College and Howard University College of Medicine, where he pursued his interests in the sciences, world literature and Spanish culture. He completed his general neurosurgical training at the George Washington University Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) where he gained significant experience in skull base techniques under the tutelage of Dr Laligam Sekhar. He then completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery at UT Southwestern. He continues to contribute as an author to texts on the subject of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. Dr. Welch is an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Heart Association (Stroke Section), and the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery. He maintains fluency in Spanish and is an avid cyclist.
- Medical School
- Howard University College of Medicine (1997)
- Howard University College of Medicine (1998), General Surgery
- Washington Hospital Center (1999), General Surgery
- George Washington University Hospital (2004), Neurological Surgery
- Parkland Health and Hospital System (2005), Neuroradiology
- Brain Tissue Substrate Monitoring for the Predication of Cerebral Vasospasm following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Excimer Laser Assisted Non-Occlusive Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass Techniques
- Fusiform Intracranial Aneurysms: Management Strategies
- Welch BG, Samson DS Cerebral Revascularization: Techniques in Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass Surgery Winter 2011 333-349
- Bending the Curve: Preoperative Determination of Bypass Graft Length and Trajectory Using Curved-Planar Reformatted CT Angiography: Technical Note.
- Markham JC, Eddleman CS, Uhrbrock D, Welch BG Neurosurgery 2011 Aug
- U.S. Wingspan Registry: 12-month follow-up results.
- Fiorella DJ, Turk AS, Levy EI, Pride GL, Woo HH, Albuquerque FC, Welch BG, Niemann DB, Aagaard-Kienitz B, Rasmussen PA, Hopkins LN, Masaryk TJ, McDougall CG Stroke 2011 Jul 42 7 1976-81
- Rebleeding risk after treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms.
- Fleming JB, Hoh BL, Simon SD, Welch BG, Mericle RA, Fargen KM, Pride GL, Purdy PD, Shannon CN, Harrigan MR J. Neurosurg. 2011 Jun 114 6 1778-84
- Mechanical and chemical thrombolysis of cerebral sinus thrombosis: evolution of a technique h , ,
- Kim L. Rickert, Phillip D. Purdy, Babu Guai Welc Journal of Neurosurgery March 2010 Vol. 0, No. 0, Pages 1-4
- Angiographic Patterns of Wingspan In-stent Restenosis
- Albuquerque FC, Levy EL, Turk AS, Niemann DB, Aagaard-Kientiz B, Pride GL, Purdy PD, Welch BG, et al Neurosurgery In Press
- Mechanical and chemical thrombolysis of cerebral sinus thrombosis: evolution of a technique.
- Rickert KL, Purdy PD, Welch BG J. Neurosurg. 2011 Jan 114 1 136-9
- Wingspan In-Stent Restenosis and Thrombosis: Incidence, Clinical Presentation, and Management
- Levy EI, Turk AS, Albuquerque FC Niemann DB, Aagaard-Kienitz B, Pride L, Purdy PD, Welch BG, et al Neurosurgery 2007 61(3) 644-651
Honors & Awards
- Wolfang Koos George Washington Neurosurgical Residents Award (First Recipient)
George Washington University Department of Neurosurgery (2001)
- The "Joey Award" for Enthusiasm and Excellence in in Vascular Surgery
Washington Hospital Center Department of Vascular Surgery (1999)
- Elected Graduation Speaker
Howard University College of Medicine (1997)
- Pioneer Award for Outstanding Leadership
Howard University Medical Alumni Association (1997)
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons: General, Cerebrovascular Subcommittee (Fellow)
- Congress of Neurological Surgery: Cerebrovascular and Tumor Subsections (Active Member)
- Sigma Epsilon Theta (National Spanish Honor Society)
- Society of Neurointerventional Surgery