Marie Welshinger, MD

Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Valley Medical Group

Marie Welshinger, MD
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
English
Valley Medical Group

Location(s)

VMG - Gynecologic Oncology

One Valley Health Plaza
Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-634-5401
Fax: 201-986-4701

Education

Education

MD, University Of Minnesota Medical School, 1984 - 1988

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Gynecologic Oncology, 1993 - 1996

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Research Fellow, 1992 - 1993

Internship & Residency

SUNY At Stony Brook School Of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1988 - 1992

Board Certifications

American Board Of Obstetrics And Gynecology - Certified, 1997

Special Competence, Gynecologic Oncology - Certified, 2002

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Female patients with a pelvic mass; uterine cancer: uterine sarcoma or endometrial adenocarcinoma; ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer peritoneal primary cancer, cervix cancer and cancer of the vulva or vagina.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Depending on the situation, I try to utilize minimally invasive techniques whenever appropriate. However, gynecologic oncology surgical procedures are accomplished laparoscopically, via robotic-assisted laparoscopy or open laparotomy. The goal is to attain the best surgical outcome with the least morbidity to the patient. In some cases, patients are not surgical candidates based on the stage of disease, medical comorbidities, or patient desires, or they require treatment in addition to surgery. We work in close association with the Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology departments. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are important treatment modalities for gynecologic oncology patients.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I believe we treat every patient as if she were our own sister or mother. Patients need medical and surgical care, but also emotional and spiritual support throughout treatment, recovery, and in remission or in cases of recurrence.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I worked at University Hospital, which is on campus at the University of Minnesota, as a phlebotomist. Drawing blood from 6-8 a.m. was a student job, once you were trained, when I was an undergraduate studying Biology. I had always thought I wanted to be a scientist and work in a lab. I found I liked being in the hospital and fell in love with the gynecologic oncology patient population. I knew I wanted to be a Gyn Oncologist before I applied to medical school, which is kind of unusual. I'm so fortunate that all the components fell into place. In my opinion, I have the best job in the world.

Awards & Accolades

NJ Monthly Top Docs, Gynecologic Oncology
NJ Monthly Magazine
November 2016
 
U.S. News Top Doctors List, NY Metro Area
U.S. News & World Report
2006-2014
 
Global Directory of Who's Who
Who's Who
2006-2017
 
Cornell Ob/Gyn Residents' Teaching Award
Cornell Graduating Residents
2013, 2009, 2010

Insurance

Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments

4.8

Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

06/30/2019
I have felt comfortable and cared for the first moment I met Dr Welshinger last year. she was caring and and very knowledgeable concerning my problem. Her care and concern helped me during a difficult time. I have recommended her to many friends.
06/27/2019
really like and have confidence in Dr Marie
06/25/2019
felt she spent a lot of time answering my questions and explaining my procedure. felt very comfortable
06/21/2019
I am a huge fan of Dr. Welshinger. Gyn cancers are difficult anyway and she is far more approachable than any male onc surgeon. She is extremely smart and personable. [...] I am very grateful that she was here when my cancer reoccured. [...]
06/04/2019
Outstanding. Loved Dr. Welshinger.