Meet Dr. Rachel Wellner

Dr. Wellner is dedicated to combining compassionate, high quality care with cutting-edge techniques. She offers comprehensive breast health care, 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.

More about Dr. Wellner

Dr. Rachel Wellner is a Connecticut native who received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1997, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Connecticut and completed a Masters Degree in Public Health at Columbia University. During her time at Columbia, she also pursued research activities, which culminated in the publication of her textbook, Aging, Heart Disease and Its Management. She next went on to pursue her surgical training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, receiving various teaching awards. She expressed an early interest in international health care, 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. She completed a Society of Surgical Oncology- accredited breast oncology fellowship at The John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California in 2009. She is also a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
As a fellowship-trained breast surgeon, Dr. Wellner takes a compassionate approach to treatment,
offering personalized options for a large variety of breast conditions

State-of-the art cancer treatment, including standard and oncoplastic lumpectomy, skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies, and traditional mastectomies

Treatment of a variety of benign breast conditions, such as the management of fibroadenomas, papillomas, radial scars, nipple discharge, mastitis, and atypia, to name a few

Lymphedema evaluation and, in select cases, surgical correction of lymphedema working alongside her team of specialized microsurgeons.

Placement of indwelling ports for chemotherapy, such as genetic testing and high-risk surveillance, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and standard axillary lymph node dissection