Dr. Babu Welch, MD

Dr. Babu Welch, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Babu Welch, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and more.Read his story

5303 Harry Hines Blvd 4

Dallas, TX 75390

Contact Information

(214) 645-8800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Welch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Brain Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Welch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Welch "Dr. Welch is originally from the Washington D.C. area. After graduation from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) he returned to the area to complete his medical (Howard University) and neurosurgical training (George Washington University Medical Center). He subsequently pursued fellowship training in surgical and endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disease at the UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX). As a result of this training he gained proficiency in the treatment of vascular lesions of the brain, carotid arteries, as well as the acute presentation ischemic stroke using a combination of surgical and endovascular techniques. Dr. Welch was recruited to the faculty at UT Southwestern for this expertise. While he maintains an interest in general and skull base neurosurgery his practice has evolved toward the urgent and elective management of cerebrovascular disease. In recognition of his contribution to local and national cerebrovascular care Dr. Welch was appointed as the inaugural holder of the Duke Samson Chair in Neurological Surgery in 2015 and became a Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology in 2017. He serves as the Director of the UT Southwestern Microvascular Laboratory and routinely instructs residents and colleagues alike in surgical and endovascular approaches to vascular diseases of the brain. His routinely publishes in the national and international literature on topics related to his specialty. He has a developing interest in the development of public policy as it relates to the provision of care to patients with stroke in our nation and affects this policy through elected positions in the national neurosurgical societies. Dr. Welch maintains fluency in Spanish language. He enjoys reading historical fiction, photography, cycling and educating himself on world cultures through travel."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Welch "Patient Education improves patient outcome"

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • False Aneurysm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Morehouse College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Howard University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Invited Professor on Microvascular Techniquues (Madrid, Spain), 2011
  • Invited Speaker to National Cerebrovascular Meeting, 2010, 2011
  • Invited Speaker on Aneurysm Surgery (Zhengzhou, China), 2011
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Welch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Welch to family and friends
26 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Welch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I found him not to be a good listener to know the patients past history nor communication what the future would hold. I found out right before the surgery that he was going to do the surgery and I met him for the first time after the surgery. It has been 2 months after the surgery and my loved...more
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I am surprised and to read your comment. I apologize if I have failed in communicating well. I take pride in this. Based on regulations at our hospital, a surgery cannot start if that meeting does not occur except in an extreme emergency. Surgeries in that situation are to make sure that a neurological injury does not get worse. Even if you do not wish to return to see our practice, we would be happy to try to find another specialist to make sure your care is optimized.

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My life has taken a very positive turn due Dr Welch's skills and desire to truly better a patients quality of life. He's the best. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff is wonderful and goes out of their way to help you in any way possible
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Saved my wife's life. Awesome Dr with awesome team in great facility...
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Incredible neurosurgeon. Caring. Compassionate. Knows his stuff!!!
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I was referred to Dr. Welch because I had an unruptured brain aneurysm. He spent almost 2 hours with us during the initial consultation discussing all options. I decided to go with clipping the aneurysm with a craniotomy. The surgery went well, Zale Lipshy and staff of the neurology department were...more
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