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Susan J. Mandel, M.D., M.P.H.

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Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Thyroid Nodule Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Endocrinology elective for Primary Care Medical Residents
Member, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
4th floor West, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-6125
Fax: (215) 614-1949
Education:
A.B. (History of Science)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1982.
M.D.
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1986.
M.P.H. (Quantitative methods, decision analysis)
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1997.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1986-1987.
Resident in Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 1987-1989.
Research/ Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Endocrine/ Hypertension and Thyroid Divisions, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1989-1992.
Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1989-1992.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine Certificate (lifetime certification), 1989.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certificate in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (timed certificate 1991-2001), 1991.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Recertification of Subspecialty Certificate in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (expiration 2011), 2001.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Recertification of Subspecialty Certificate in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (expiration 2021), 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid disease and pregnancy, Ultrasound

Description of Clinical Expertise

Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid disease and pregnancy, Ultrasound

Dr. Mandel is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she also directs the fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic. She attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and completed her medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, she was a faculty member at the Brigham prior to moving to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, and the American Thyroid Association, where she has served on several committees in leadership positions. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules, the novel introduction of I-123 imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy. She has authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and as well as publications in the endocrine and nuclear medicine journals. In addition, she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Thyroid.

Selected Publications

Dalkin AC, Basaria SS, Collazo-Clavell ML, Dahir KM, Donner TW, Findling JW, Freda PU, Freel M, Green J, Jagasia S, Jan de Beur SM, Jonklaas J, Mandel SJ, Tannock LR, Vella AV, Welt C. : ESAP 2014: Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Washington DC: Endocrine Press 2014.

Alexander Erik K, Schorr Melanie, Klopper Joshua, Kim Caroline, Sipos Jennifer, Nabhan Fadi, Parker Charles, Steward David L, Mandel Susan J, Haugen Bryan R: Multicenter Clinical Experience with the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism Oct 2013.

Cibas Edmund S, Baloch Zubair W, Fellegara Giovanni, LiVolsi Virginia A, Raab Stephen S, Rosai Juan, Diggans James, Friedman Lyssa, Kennedy Giulia C, Kloos Richard T, Lanman Richard B, Mandel Susan J, Sindy Nicole, Steward David L, Zeiger Martha A, Haugen Bryan R, Alexander Erik K: A prospective assessment defining the limitations of thyroid nodule pathologic evaluation. Annals of internal medicine 159(5): 325-32, Sep 2013.

Cappola Anne R, Mandel Susan J: BRAF V600E mutation and papillary thyroid cancer--in reply. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 310(5): 535-6, Aug 2013.

Cappola Anne R, Mandel Susan J: Molecular testing in thyroid cancer: BRAF mutation status and mortality. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 309(14): 1529-30, Apr 2013.

Baloch Zubair W, Mandel Susan J, LiVolsi Virginia A: Are we ready to modify the Bethesda thyroid fine-needle aspiration classification scheme? Cancer cytopathology 121(4): 171-4, Apr 2013.

Dalkin AC, Basaria SS, Collazo-Clavell ML, Findling JW, Freda PU, Green J, Jagasia S, Kirk SE, Mandel SJ, Tannock LR, Vella A, Welt C: ESAP 2013: Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Washington DC: The Endocrine Society 2013.

Randolph Gregory W, Duh Quan-Yang, Heller Keith S, LiVolsi Virginia A, Mandel Susan J, Steward David L, Tufano Ralph P, Tuttle R Michael: The prognostic significance of nodal metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma can be stratified based on the size and number of metastatic lymph nodes, as well as the presence of extranodal extension. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association 22(11): 1144-52, Nov 2012.

De Groot Leslie, Abalovich Marcos, Alexander Erik K, Amino Nobuyuki, Barbour Linda, Cobin Rhoda H, Eastman Creswell J, Lazarus John H, Luton Dominique, Mandel Susan J, Mestman Jorge, Rovet Joanne, Sullivan Scott: Management of thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 97(8): 2543-65, Aug 2012.

Alexander Erik K, Kennedy Giulia C, Baloch Zubair W, Cibas Edmund S, Chudova Darya, Diggans James, Friedman Lyssa, Kloos Richard T, LiVolsi Virginia A, Mandel Susan J, Raab Stephen S, Rosai Juan, Steward David L, Walsh P Sean, Wilde Jonathan I, Zeiger Martha A, Lanman Richard B, Haugen Bryan R: Preoperative diagnosis of benign thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology. The New England journal of medicine 367(8): 705-15, Aug 2012.

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