Heather Wachtel, MD, FACS

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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: 215-615-3346
Fax: 215-662-7476
Education:
BA
Harvard University, 2003.
MD
Yale University School of Medicine, 2009.
MTR
University of Pennsylvania, 2022.
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Selected Publications

Ermer JP, Ballester JMS, Go BC, Philipson B, Gabriel PE, Pryma DA, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Wachtel H: Endocrine surgical procedures during COVID-19: Patient prioritization and time to surgery. Journal of Surgical Research July 24 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.07.006.

Krumeich LN, Cucchiara AJ, Nathanson KL, Kelz RR, Fishbein L, Fraker DL, Roses RE, Cohen DL, Wachtel H: Correlation between plasma hormone levels, weight and diabetes in pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism June 5 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgab401.

Bancos I, Atkinson E, Eng C, Young WF, Neumann HPH, and the International Pheochromocytoma and Pregnancy Study Group: Maternal and fetal outcomes in phaeochromocytoma and pregnancy: a multicenter retrospective cohort study and systematic review of literature. Lancet Diabetes and Metabolism 9(1): 13-21, Jan. 2021 Notes: Epub Nov. 26, 2020; Dr. Wachtel a member of the International Pheochromocytoma and Pregnancy Study Group.

Fieber J, Goodsell KE, Kelz RR, Ermer JP, Wirtalla C, Fraker DL, Wachtel H: Racial disparities in primary hyperparathyroidism. World Journal of Surgery 45(1): 180-187, Jan. 2021 Notes: Epub Sept. 25, 2020.

Goodsell KE, Ermer JP, Zaheer S, Kelz RR, Fraker DL, Wachtel H: Double adenoma as a cause of primary hyperparathyroidism: Asymmetric hyperplasia or a distinct pathologic entity? American Journal of Surgery 222(3): 483-489, Sept. 2021 Notes: Epub Jan. 19, 2021.

Kennedy GT, Azari FS, Newton AD, Bernstein ES, Fraker DL, Wachtel H, Singhal S: Use of near-infrared molecular imaging for localizing visually occult parathyroid glands in ectopic locations. JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery 147(7): 669-671, July 1 2021.

Wachtel H, Fraker DL: Therapeutic outcomes with surgical and medical management of primary aldosteronism. Current Cardiology Reports 23(7): 89, June 3 2021.

Wachtel H, Fishbein LM: Genetics of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes 28(3): 283-290, June 2021.

DePietro DM, Fraker DL, Wachtel H, Cohen DL, Trerotola SO: “Double-down” results in adrenal vein sampling: outcomes of patients with apparent bilateral aldosterone suppression and results of repeat sampling. Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology 32(5): 656-665, May 2021 Notes: Epub Mar. 27, 2021.

Wachtel H, Roses RE, Kuo LE, Lindeman BM, Nehs MA, Tavakkoli A, Parangi S, Hodin RA, Fraker DL, James BC, Carr AA, Wang TS, Solorzano CC, Lubitz CC: Adrenalectomy for secondary malignancy: Patients, outcomes and indications. Annals of Surgery May 18 2020 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003876.

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