Herbert Chen, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Chen earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a surgical oncology/endocrinology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and oncology center.
Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in endocrine surgery, thyroid disease, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal tumors and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Chen is an expert in thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy, neck dissection), parathyroidectomy (minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy – MIRP), adrenalectomy (laparoscopic), minimally invasive endocrine surgery and treatment of carcinoids.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Professional Certifications and Education
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, MD, 1994-1997 Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1998-2000
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Best Doctors® in America 2008-2013
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
Dr. Chen conducts basic science research 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, and pancreatic islet cell tumors.
Carter Y Sippel RS Chen H .
Hypothyroidism After a Cancer Diagnosis: Etiology, Diagnosis, Complications, and Management. Oncologist. 2013 Dec 5;
[PubMed ID: 24309982]
Schneider DF Burke JF Ojomo KA Clark N Mazeh H Sippel RS Chen H .
Multigland Disease and Slower Decline in Intraoperative PTH Characterize Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4205-11
[PubMed ID: 23943034]
Ahmed K Alhefdhi A Schneider DF Ojomo KA Sippel RS Chen H Mazeh H .
Minimal benefit to subsequent intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing after all four glands have been identified. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4200-4
[PubMed ID: 23943032]
Oltmann SC Schneider DF Sippel RS Chen H .
Presentation, management, and outcomes of hyperparathyroidism in octogenarians and nonagenarians. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20(13):4195-9
[PubMed ID: 23943031]
Murray SE Pathak PR Pontes DS Schneider DF Schaefer SC Chen H Sippel RS .
Timing of symptom improvement after parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery. 2013 Dec;154(6):1463-9
[PubMed ID: 24238059]
Schneider DF Mazeh H Chen H Sippel RS .
Predictors of Recurrence in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: An Analysis of 1386 Cases. Ann Surg. 2013 Nov 20;
[PubMed ID: 24263316]
Burke JF Schlosser L Harrison AD Kunnimalaiyaan M Chen H .
MK-2206 causes growth suppression and reduces neuroendocrine tumor marker production in medullary thyroid cancer through Akt inhibition. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Nov;20(12):3862-8
[PubMed ID: 23900743]
Alhefdhi A Burke JF Redlich A Kunnimalaiyaan M Chen H .
Leflunomide suppresses growth in human medullary thyroid cancer cells. J Surg Res. 2013 Nov;185(1):212-6
[PubMed ID: 23816245]
Murray SE Pathak PR Schaefer SC Chen H Sippel RS .
Improvement of Sleep Disturbance and Insomnia Following Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism. World J Surg. 2013 Oct 19;
[PubMed ID: 24142330]
Carter Y Chen H Sippel RS .
An intact parathyroid hormone-based protocol for the prevention and treatment of symptomatic hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy. J Surg Res. 2013 Oct 8;
[PubMed ID: 24144426]
Bessey LJ Lai NB Coorough NE Chen H Sippel RS .
The incidence of thyroid cancer by fine needle aspiration varies by age and gender. J Surg Res. 2013 Oct;184(2):761-5
[PubMed ID: 23623584]
Coorough N Hudak K Jaume JC Buehler D Selvaggi S Rivas J Sippel R Chen H .
Nondiagnostic fine-needle aspirations of the thyroid: is the risk of malignancy higher? J Surg Res. 2013 Oct;184(2):746-50
[PubMed ID: 23490138]
Yu XM Schneider DF Leverson G Chen H Sippel RS .
Follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma is a unique clinical entity: a population-based study of 10,740 cases. Thyroid. 2013 Oct;23(10):1263-8
[PubMed ID: 23477346]
Schneider DF Ojomo KA Chen H Sippel RS .
Remnant uptake as a postoperative oncologic quality indicator. Thyroid. 2013 Oct;23(10):1269-76
[PubMed ID: 23373869]
Murray SE Lloyd RV Sippel RS Chen H .
Clinicopathologic characteristics of colonic carcinoid tumors. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):183-8
[PubMed ID: 23830363]
Burke JF Jacobson K Gosain A Sippel RS Chen H .
Radioguided parathyroidectomy effective in pediatric patients. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):312-7
[PubMed ID: 23827790]
Clark N Schneider DF Vrabec S Bauer PS Chen H Sippel RS .
Increased efficiency of endocrine procedures performed in an ambulatory operating room. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):200-3
[PubMed ID: 23702288]
Vrabec S Oltmann SC Clark N Chen H Sippel RS .
A short-stay unit for thyroidectomy patients increases discharge efficiency. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):204-8
[PubMed ID: 23688791]
Bauer PS Murray S Clark N Pontes DS Sippel RS Chen H .
Unilateral thyroidectomy for the treatment of benign multinodular goiter. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):514-8
[PubMed ID: 23688788]
Schneider DF Ojomo KA Mazeh H Oltmann SC Sippel RS Chen H .
Significance of rebounding parathyroid hormone levels during parathyroidectomy. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):265-8
[PubMed ID: 23669749]