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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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 2008-2012
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 Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research program investigates the development, progression, and treatment of endocrine tumors including gastrointestinal carcinoids, thyroid cancer, and pancreatic islet cell tumors.
Schneider DF Chen H Sippel RS .
Impact of lymph node ratio on survival in papillary thyroid cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun;20(6):1906-11
[PubMed ID: 23263904]
Murray SE Schneider DF Bauer PS Sippel RS Chen H .
Synchronous and antecedent nonthyroidal malignancies in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jun;216(6):1174-80
[PubMed ID: 23522438]
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 May 11;
[PubMed ID: 23688788]
Vrabec S Oltmann SC Clark N Chen H Sippel RS .
A short-stay unit for thyroidectomy patients increases discharge efficiency. J Surg Res. 2013 May 9;
[PubMed ID: 23688791]
Schneider DF Ojomo KA Mazeh H Oltmann SC Sippel RS Chen H .
Significance of rebounding parathyroid hormone levels during parathyroidectomy. J Surg Res. 2013 May 3;
[PubMed ID: 23669749]
Shepet K Alhefdhi A Lai N Mazeh H Sippel R Chen H .
Hereditary medullary thyroid cancer: age-appropriate thyroidectomy improves disease-free survival. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 May;20(5):1451-5
[PubMed ID: 23188542]
Alhefdhi A Mazeh H Chen H .
Role of Postoperative Vitamin D and/or Calcium Routine Supplementation in Preventing Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Oncologist. 2013 May 1;
[PubMed ID: 23635556]
Kunz PL Reidy-Lagunes D Anthony LB Bertino EM Brendtro K Chan JA Chen H Jensen RT Kim MK Klimstra DS Kulke MH Liu EH Metz DC Phan AT Sippel RS Strosberg JR Yao JC .
Consensus Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors. Pancreas. 2013 May;42(4):557-577
[PubMed ID: 23591432]
Panneerselvan R Schneider DF Sippel RS Chen H .
Radioactive iodine scanning is not beneficial but its use persists for euthyroid patients. J Surg Res. 2013 Apr 17;
[PubMed ID: 23623585]
Bessey LJ Lai NB Coorough NE Chen H Sippel RS .
The incidence of thyroid cancer by f ine needle aspiration varies by age and gender. J Surg Res. 2013 Apr 17;
[PubMed ID: 23623584]
Shepet K Alhefdhi A Usedom R Sippel R Chen H .
Parathyroid Cryopreservation after Parathyroidectomy: A Worthwhile Practice? Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Mar 16;
[PubMed ID: 23504122]
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 Mar 12;
[PubMed ID: 23477346]
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 Mar 4;
[PubMed ID: 23490138]
Burke JF Naraharisetty K Schneider DF Sippel RS Chen H .
Early-phase technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy can improve preoperative localization in primary hyperparathyroidism. Am J Surg. 2013 Mar;205(3):269-73; discussion 273
[PubMed ID: 23351511]
Ojomo KA Schneider DF Reiher AE Lai N Schaefer S Chen H Sippel RS .
Using body mass index to predict optimal thyroid dosing after thyroidectomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Mar;216(3):454-60
[PubMed ID: 23318118]
Yu XM Phan T Patel PN Jaskula-Sztul R Chen H .
Chrysin activates Notch1 signaling and suppresses tumor growth of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. Cancer. 2013 Feb 15;119(4):774-81
[PubMed ID: 22991264]
Shaverdian N Pinchot SN Zarebczan B Gillis HC Schiro A Chen H .
Utility of ¹¹¹indium-pentetreotide scintigraphy in patients with neuroendocrine tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb;20(2):640-5
[PubMed ID: 22941169]
Schneider DF Ojomo KA Chen H Sippel RS .
REMNANT UPTAKE AS A POSTOPERATIVE ONCOLOGIC QUALITY INDICATOR. Thyroid. 2013 Feb 1;
[PubMed ID: 23373869]
Mazeh H Chen H Leverson G Sippel RS .
Creation of a "Wisconsin index" nomogram to predict the likelihood of additional hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands during parathyroidectomy. Ann Surg. 2013 Jan;257(1):138-41
[PubMed ID: 22801087]
Somnay Y Simon K Harrison AD Kunnimalaiyaan S Chen H Kunnimalaiyaan M .
Neuroendocrine phenotype alteration and growth suppression through apoptosis by MK-2206, an allosteric inhibitor of AKT, in carcinoid cell lines in vitro. Anticancer Drugs. 2013 Jan;24(1):66-72
[PubMed ID: 23147412]
Somnay Y Chen H Kunnimalaiyaan M .
Synergistic effect of pasireotide and teriflunomide in carcinoids in vitro. Neuroendocrinology. 2013;97(2):183-92
[PubMed ID: 22965070]