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.
Hardin H Guo Z Shan W Montemayor-Garcia C Asioli S Yu XM Harrison AD Chen H Lloyd RV .
The Roles of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Marker PRRX1 and miR-146b-5p in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Progression. Am J Pathol. 2014 Aug;184(8):2342-54
[PubMed ID: 24946010]
Weiss DM Chen H .
Role of cervical ultrasound in detecting thyroid pathology in primary hyperparathyroidism. J Surg Res. 2014 Aug;190(2):575-8
[PubMed ID: 24739507]
Schneider DF Mazeh H Oltmann SC Chen H Sippel RS .
Novel thyroidectomy difficulty scale correlates with operative times. World J Surg. 2014 Aug;38(8):1984-9
[PubMed ID: 24615607]
Schneider DF Sonderman PE Jones MF Ojomo KA Chen H Jaume JC Elson DF Perlman SB Sippel RS .
Failure of Radioactive Iodine in the Treatment of Hyperthyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 8;
[PubMed ID: 25001092]
Schneider DF Nookala R Jaraczewski TJ Chen H Solorzano CC Sippel RS .
Thyroidectomy as primary treatment optimizes body mass index in patients with hyperthyroidism. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul;21(7):2303-9
[PubMed ID: 24522995]
Oltmann SC Rajaei MH Sippel RS Chen H Schneider DF .
Primary hyperparathyroidism across the ages: presentation and outcomes. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):185-90
[PubMed ID: 24801542]
Mok VM Oltmann SC Chen H Sippel RS Schneider DF .
Identifying predictors of a difficult thyroidectomy. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):157-63
[PubMed ID: 24750986]
Elfenbein DM Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS .
Surgical site infection after thyroidectomy: a rare but significant complication. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):170-6
[PubMed ID: 24739508]
Singhal S Sippel RS Chen H Schneider DF .
Distinguishing classical papillary thyroid microcancers from follicular-variant microcancers. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):151-6
[PubMed ID: 24735716]
Pathak PR Holden SE Schaefer SC Leverson G Chen H Sippel RS .
Elevated parathyroid hormone after parathyroidectomy delays symptom improvement. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):119-25
[PubMed ID: 24685332]
Weinlander E Somnay Y Harrison AD Wang C Cheng YQ Jaskula-Sztul R Yu XM Chen H .
The novel histone deacetylase inhibitor thailandepsin A inhibits anaplastic thyroid cancer growth. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):191-7
[PubMed ID: 24679699]
Alhefdhi A Schneider DF Sippel R Chen H .
Recurrent and persistence primary hyperparathyroidism occurs more frequently in patients with double adenomas. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):198-202
[PubMed ID: 24656398]
Weichert JP Clark PA Kandela IK Vaccaro AM Clarke W Longino MA Pinchuk AN Farhoud M Swanson KI Floberg JM Grudzinski J Titz B Traynor AM Chen HE Hall LT Pazoles CJ Pickhardt PJ Kuo JS .
Alkylphosphocholine analogs for broad-spectrum cancer imaging and therapy. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Jun 11;6(240):240ra75
[PubMed ID: 24920661]
Oltmann SC Brekke AV Macatangay JD Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS .
Surgeon and Staff Radiation Exposure During Radioguided Parathyroidectomy at a High-Volume Institution. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 May 28;
[PubMed ID: 24866439]
Carter YM Kunnimalaiyaan S Chen H Gamblin TC Kunnimalaiyaan M .
Specific glycogen synthase kinase-3 inhibition reduces neuroendocrine markers and suppresses neuroblastoma cell growth. Cancer Biol Ther. 2014 May;15(5):510-5
[PubMed ID: 24521712]
Oltmann SC Schneider DF Leverson G Sivashanmugam T Chen H Sippel RS .
Radioactive iodine remnant uptake after completion thyroidectomy: not such a complete cancer operation. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr;21(4):1379-83
[PubMed ID: 24378987]
Burke JF Chen H Gosain A .
Parathyroid conditions in childhood. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Apr;23(2):66-70
[PubMed ID: 24931350]
Murray SE Lloyd RV Sippel RS Chen H Oltmann SC .
Postoperative surveillance of small appendiceal carcinoid tumors. Am J Surg. 2014 Mar;207(3):342-5; discussion 345
[PubMed ID: 24393285]
Schneider DF Mazeh H Chen H Sippel RS .
Predictors of recurrence in primary hyperparathyroidism: an analysis of 1386 cases. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar;259(3):563-8
[PubMed ID: 24263316]
Oltmann SC Leverson G Lin SH Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS .
Markedly elevated thyroglobulin levels in the preoperative thyroidectomy patient correlates with metastatic burden. J Surg Res. 2014 Mar;187(1):1-5
[PubMed ID: 24411304]