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Scott O. Trerotola, MD

Scott O. Trerotola, MD Physician

Professor of Radiology in Surgery
Stanley Baum Professor

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German

Dr. Trerotola is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Scott O. Trerotola

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Bone Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Transplant Program
    • Hematological Malignancies (Blood Cancer) Program
  • Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1991
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 1995

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Bone Marrow Diseases
  • inferior vena cava filter removal - complex
  • pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM)

Clinical Interests

complex IVC filter removal, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM), varicocele, uterine artery embolization, uterine fibroid embolization, uterine artery embolization, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, IVC (inferior vena cava) filters and complex IVC filter retrieval, embolization

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Union Memorial Hospital
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


Alpha Omega Alpha, National American College of Radiology,, National American Heart Association, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National American Society of Nephrology, National Association of University Radiologists, National Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (corresponding member), International Philadelphia Angio Club, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Interventional Radiology (continued), National Society of Interventional Radiology, National Vascular Access Society of the Americas, National Vascular Access Society, International


Dr. Trerotola is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Research Interests:

hemodialysis access, central venous access, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts, varicocele, deep venous thrombosis, mechanical thrombolysis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM), IVC filters and complex IVC filter retrieval

Selected Publications:

Kessler J and Trerotola SO: Use of the Amplatzer vascular plug for embolization of a large retroperitoneal shunt during TIPS for gastric variceal bleeding JVIR : 135-140,2006.

Stavropoulos SW, Solomon JA, Trerotola SO: Wall-Embedded Recovery IVC Filters: Imaging Features and Technique for Removal JVIR 17 : 2006.

Itkin M, Trerotola SO, Stavropoulos SW et al: Portal flow and arterioportal shunting after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation JVIR 17 : 55-62,2006.

Riutta JC, Cheville, AL, Trerotola SO: SVC Syndrome with a Patent SVC: Treatment of Internal Jugular Venous Occlusion Following Surgical and Radiation Therapy Of Esophageal Cancer JVIR 16 : 727-731,2005.

Kolbeck, KJ, Itkin, M, Stavropoulos SW, Trerotola SO: Measurement of air emboli during central venous access: Do “protective” sheaths or insertion techniques matter? JVIR 16 (1): 89-99,2005.

Shatsky JB, Berns JS, Clark TWI, Kwak A, Tuite CM, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Mondschein JI, Patel AA, Stavropoulos SW, Soulen MC, Soloomon JA, Kobrin S, Chittams JL, Trerotola SO: Single-center experience with the Arrow-Trerotola PTD in the management of thrombosed native dialysis fistulae JVIR 16 : 1605-1611,2005.

Patel AA, Trerotola SO: Foreign Body Retrieval SIR Syllabus: Venous Interventions, 2nd edition : 89-96,2006.

Patel AA, Trerotola SO: Central Venous Access: A Brief Review SIR Syllabus: Venous Interventions, 2nd edition : 49-66,2006.

Trerotola, SO: Can Combination Therapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases Improve Results over Chemoembolization or Ablation Alone? Radiology 237 : 381-382,2005.

Trerotola SO: Interventional Nephrology: Headed In the Right Direction Seminars in Dialysis 18 : 372-373,2005.

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Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
One Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-3540
Fax: (215) 615-3545
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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