Meeru Sathi-Welsch, MD


Dr. Meeru Sathi-Welsch received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and M.D. degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She then pursued her surgical internship and anesthesia residency training at the Harvard Program at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. With her long term interest in neuroscience, she became interested in the new advances in the specialty of pain management. She spent one year at MD Anderson Cancer Center learning about cancer pain and at Baylor and University of Texas hospitals (both in Houston, Texas)learning about nonmalignant pain while doing a fellowship in pain management. Dr. Meeru Sathi-Welsch also trained with Dr. Joseph Helms at University of California, Los Angeles, learning acupuncture for physicians. Scientific research has shown that acupuncture is helpful for various painful conditions and is good adjunct when other measure fail or for patients not interested in surgery or interventional techniques.

Her qualifications are in medical management and numerous interventional techniques used to manage chronic pain. These include epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, celiac plexus blocks, lumbar sympathetic blocks and Botox injections. She also kept her academic interests by making presentations at national neuroscience meetings and writing original articles in medical journals over the years. Between medical school and residency, she received a NIH (National Institute of Health) fellowship to do research at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA. Prior to entering medical school, she was awarded a research fellowship at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA (an affiliated hospital with Harvard Medical School) to do neuroanatomical research on human brains.

Dr. Sathi-Welsch has been in practice on Long Island for nine years. She became board certified in Anesthesiology in 1989 for life and in Pain Management with the American Board of Anesthesiology in 2001. She has volunteered in the community and hospitals to teach high school and college students interested in becoming physicians as well as residents. She believes in improving the quality of life of people in chronic pain and to end their suffering.

Medical Degree

University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

General Surgery Internship

Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Anesthesiology Residency

Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Pain Management Fellowship

MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX

Professional Affiliations

  •  American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Pain Society
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • Academic Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Hospital Affiliations