The 44-year-old (as of 2020), Rachel Wellner is considered one of the top breast surgical oncologists of the nation. She has been working in the post for over a decade at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York. However, the hospital fired from her job after she got arrested for striking a police officer with her illegally parked car over a crosswalk.
However, the case was dismissed when the case came to the side of her. According to the reports of Dailymail on 27 April 2019, she filed a lawsuit of $30 million against the New York city claiming the officer used excessive force on her. However, she won a $1.2 million suit after successfully arguing on the violation of her civil rights when an officer pushed and grabbed her arm.
Caption: The surgeon turned comedian, Rachel Wellner
Source: NY Post
Rachel Wellner: Bio, Family, Career
She was born in the year 1976 in Connecticut, the United States of America. The arrest brought her to left Manhattan and moved to Miami to live with her 65-year-old mother Susan after the arrest. Regarding her education, she completed her MD from the University of Connecticut and also obtained a BA from Dartmouth.
After graduation, she worked as a breast surgeon with the Montefiore Hospital. After her arrest, the hospital fired Wellner from her job as the senior breast surgeon. Later, the surgeon pinned as a writer and wrote a semi-autobiographical erotic novel. The novel plots around the Jewish female protagonist named Rory whose love interest is Arabic man Amir.
She also made her career as a stand-up comedian shortly after moving to Florida. She performs her stand-up routine at comedy clubs in South Beach, Florida. Further, she revealed that she went through a dark period after the arrest. She also has thought of suicide after being felt humiliated and couldn’t leave her Midtown Manhattan for weeks.
Lawsuit & Controversy:
She was arrested in 2016 in charge of fleeing a parking ticket after she illegally parked her Volvo over a crosswalk to dash in a store. After that, she pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and also had fired from her job as a cancer surgeon at the Montefiore Einstein Centre. The top surgeon later won a lawsuit of $1.2 million against the city claiming officers used excessive force toward her. And according to reports of police, she hit the cop with her illegally parked car when she tried to flee the parking ticket.
Further, she told the cops she is a doctor and has patients to save adding she is a hero, not the police. However, the officer later admitted that he had come into physical contact with the doctor but denied using excessive force. Following that, the jury of six women and four men voted unanimously in favor of Wellner. But she awarded less money as she initially filed for a $30 million suit. Additionally, she also filed a lawsuit against the Bronx-based hospital, however, it is still pending.
Rachel Wellner: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has been accumulating a good amount of money from her career as a surgeon. But after the arrest, she has changed her profession to a writer as well as a stand-up comedian. Therefore, she has a net worth estimated at around $4 million from her career.
She is fairly active over different social media platforms with unverified accounts. On Instagram, she has an account under her name @rachelwellner with 937 followers. There are accounts under her name on Twitter and Facebook with a hundred followers.
Rachel Wellner: Body Measurements
The stand-up comedian has a slim and fit body that stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 63 kg. Other than this, there is no information on her body measurements. She has blonde hair color with hazel brown eyes color.