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Herbert Chen, MD

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(608) 263-1387

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Herbert Chen, MD

Honorary Associate


  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1992
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1992-1999
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, MD, 1994-1997
  • Fellowship in Surgical Oncology and Endocrinology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1998-2000

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in endocrine surgery (thyroid surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy); minimally invasive endocrine surgery, surgical oncology and adult general surgery.

Dr. Chen provides a wide range of services including Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, Open Adrenalectomy, Parathyroid Surgery, Resection Of Substernal Goiter, Subtotal Parathyroidectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, and Total Thyroidectomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Chen is the leader of the endocrine cancer group at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. His research program investigates the development, progression, and treatment of endocrine tumors including gastrointestinal carcinoids, thyroid cancer, adrenal cancer, and pancreatic islet cell tumors.

Dr. Chen's Lab


Recent Publications
  • How Well Does Renal Transplantation Cure Hyperparathyroidism?
    Lou I, Foley D, Odorico SK, Leverson G, Schneider DF, Sippel R, Chen H
    Ann. Surg. 2015 Oct; 262(4):653-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26366545, PMC ID: 4576689]
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  • Chrysin suppresses achaete-scute complex-like 1 and alters the neuroendocrine phenotype of carcinoids.
    Somnay YR, Dull BZ, Eide J, Jaskula-Sztul R, Chen H
    Cancer Gene Ther. 2015 Sep 25.
    [PubMed ID: 26403073]
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  • Novel analogs targeting histone deacetylase suppress aggressive thyroid cancer cell growth and induce re-differentiation.
    Jang S, Yu XM, Odorico S, Clark M, Jaskula-Sztul R, Schienebeck CM, Kupcho KR, Harrison AD, Winston-McPherson GN, Tang W, Chen H
    Cancer Gene Ther. 2015 Aug; 22(8):410-6.
    [PubMed ID: 26251030]
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  • Do additional imaging studies change operative management in patients undergoing adrenalectomy?
    Lou I, Schneider DF, Leverson GE, Sippel RS, Chen H
    Surgery 2015 Jul 29.
    [PubMed ID: 26233809]
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  • Differential expression of cell cycle regulators in CDK5-dependent medullary thyroid carcinoma tumorigenesis.
    Pozo K, Hillmann A, Augustyn A, Plattner F, Hai T, Singh T, Ramezani S, Sun X, Pfragner R, Minna JD, Cote GJ, Chen H, Bibb JA, Nwariaku FE
    Oncotarget 2015 May 20; 6(14):12080-93.
    [PubMed ID: 25900242, PMC ID: 4494924]
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