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Herbert Chen, MD

Contact Dr. Chen

E-mail:
chen@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 263-1387

Mail:
600 HIGHLAND AVE
BX7375 CLINICAL SCIENCE CNTR
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Herbert Chen, MD

Professor, Layton F. Rikkers Chair in Surgical Leadership
Chairman, Division of General Surgery
Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Surgery
Section of Endocrine Surgery

Education

  • 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 Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic, Adrenalectomy, Open, Adrenal Surgery, Central Neck Dissection, Endocrine Surgery, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP), Modified Radical Neck Dissection, 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

Funding/Grants

Recent Publications
  • 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 Apr 14.
    [PubMed ID: 25900242]
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  • Does levothyroxine administration impact parathyroid localization?
    Ayers RR, Tobin K, Sippel RS, Balentine C, Elfenbein D, Chen H, Schneider DF
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 Mar 31.
    [PubMed ID: 25917998]
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  • Radioguided parathyroidectomy for tertiary hyperparathyroidism.
    Somnay YR, Weinlander E, Alfhefdi A, Schneider D, Sippel RS, Chen H
    J. Surg. Res. 2015 May 15; 195(2):406-11.
    [PubMed ID: 25770735]
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  • Surgery: Papillary thyroid cancer-how aggressive should surgery be?
    Tevis SE, Chen H
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 2015 Apr; 11(4):195-6.
    [PubMed ID: 25687998]
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  • Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing in patients with renal insufficiency undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism accurate?
    Sohn JA, Oltmann SC, Schneider DF, Sippel RS, Chen H, Elfenbein DM
    Am. J. Surg. 2015 Mar; 209(3):483-7.
    [PubMed ID: 25556028, PMC ID: 4361237]
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