Heather Wachtel

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein Pavilion, Dept. of Surgery
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2341
Education:
BA
Harvard University, 2003.
MD
Yale University School of Medicine, 2009.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Hyperparathyroidism
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Aldosteronoma
Hyperaldosteronism
Pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma
Hypercortisolism
Adrenal malignancies

Selected Publications

Tagawa M, Ghosn M, Wachtel H, Fraker D, Townsend RR, Trerotola S, Cohen DL: Lateralization index but not contralateral suppression at adrenal vein sampling predicts improvement in blood pressure after adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism. Journal of Human Hypertension Jan. 2017 Notes: (Epub).

Kuo LE, Simmons KD, Wachtel H, Zaheer S, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL, Kelz RR: Racial disparities in initial presentation of thyroid disease for resection. Annals of Surgical Oncology 23(8): 2571-2576, Aug. 2016.

Wachtel H, Zaheer S, Shah PK, Trerotola SO, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Cohen DL, Fraker DL: Role of adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism: Impact of imaging, localization, and age. Journal of Surgical Oncology 113(5): 532-537, Apr. 2016.

Wachtel H, Kennedy EH, Zaheer S, Bartlett EK, Fishbein L, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Cohen DL: Preoperative metyrosine improves cardiovascular outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 22 Suppl 3: S646-654, Dec. 2015.

Kuo LE, Wachtel H, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Kelz RR: Incidental and intentional medicine achieve similar results in primary hyperaldosteronism. Annals of Surgical Oncology 22 Suppl 3: S734-741, Dec. 2015.

Asmar M, Wachtel H, Yan Y, Fraker DL, Cohen D, Trerotola SO: Reversing the established order: Should adrenal venous sampling precede cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation of primary aldosteronism? Journal of Surgical Oncology 112(2): 144-148, Aug. 2015.

Wachtel H, Cerullo I, Bartlett EK, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL: What can we learn from intraoperative parathyroid hormone levels that do not drop appropriately? Annals of Surgical Oncology 22(6): 1781-1788, June 2015.

Bartlett EK, Simmons KD, Wachtel H, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC: The rise in metastasectomy across cancer types over the past decade. Cancer 121(5): 747-757, Mar. 2015.

Wachtel H, Gupta M, Bartlett EK, Jackson BM, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL, Roses RE: Outcomes after resection of leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava: A pooled data analysis of 377 cases. Surgical Oncology 24(1): 21-27, Mar. 2015 Notes: (Epub Nov. 8, 2014).

Wachtel H, Jackson BM, Bartlett EK, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Bavaria JE, Fraker DL: Resection of primary leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with reconstruction: A case series and review of the literature. [Case Report] Journal of Surgical Oncology 111(3): 328-333, Mar. 2015.

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Last updated: 10/02/2017
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