Heather Wachtel

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

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

Adrenal malignancies

Selected Publications

Mainthia R, Wachtel H, Chen Y, Mort E, Parangi S, Sadow PM, Lubitz CC. : Evaluating the projected surgical impact of reclassifying noninvasive encapsulated variant of papillary thyroid cancer as noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with nuclear features. Surgery 163(1): 60-65, January 2018.

Habibollahi P, Shin B, Pourhasan S, Wachtel H, Fraker DL, Trerotola SO: Eleven year retrospective report of super-selective venous sampling for the evaluation of recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism in 32 patients. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 41(1): 63-72, January 2018.

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).

Wachtel H, Sadow PM, Phitayakorn R, Parangi S: Primary hyperparathyroidism presenting as hypercalcemic crisis. American College of Surgeons Case Reviews in Surgery 2017.

Wachtel H, Sadow PM, Stathatos N, Lubitz CC: Hormonally active adrenocortical carcinoma in a 24-year old woman. American College of Surgeons Case Reviews in Surgery 1(1): 22-26, 2017.

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.

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