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Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH

Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH Physician

Director, Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Radiology

Dr. Mandel is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. S Mandel

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2012, 2014, 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • Pituitary Cancer
    • Thymus Cancer
  • Endocrinology
    • Thyroid Disorder Services

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 1991

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • pregnancy - diabetes
  • pregnancy - thyroid disorder
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • thyroid biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • type I diabetes

Clinical Interests

Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid disease and pregnancy, Ultrasound

Dr. Mandel is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she also directs the fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic. She attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and completed her medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, she was a faculty member at the Brigham prior to moving to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, and the American Thyroid Association, where she has served on several committees in leadership positions. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules, the novel introduction of I-123 imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy. She has authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and as well as publications in the endocrine and nuclear medicine journals. In addition, she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Thyroid.

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Endocrinology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Memberships

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, National American College of Physicians, National American Thyroid Association, National Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Endocrine Society, National Philadelphia Endocrine Society, Local Women in Endocrinology, National

Affiliation

Dr. Mandel is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Research Interests:

Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid disease and pregnancy, Ultrasound

Selected Publications:

Yeh Michael W, Bauer Andrew J, Bernet Victor A, Ferris Robert L, Loevner Laurie A, Mandel Susan J, Orloff Lisa A, Randolph Gregory W, Steward David L: American Thyroid Association Statement on Preoperative Imaging for Thyroid Cancer Surgery. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association : 2014.

Pryma Daniel A, Mandel Susan J: Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer in the Era of Risk Stratification and Alternative Targeted Therapies. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine 55 (9): 1485-1491,2014.

Dalkin AC, Basaria SS, Collazo-Clavell ML, Dahir KM, Donner TW, Findling JW, Freda PU, Freel M, Green J, Jagasia S, Jan de Beur SM, Jonklaas J, Mandel SJ, Tannock LR, Vella AV, Welt C.: ESAP 2014: Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Washington DC: Endocrine Press : 2014.

Alexander Erik K, Schorr Melanie, Klopper Joshua, Kim Caroline, Sipos Jennifer, Nabhan Fadi, Parker Charles, Steward David L, Mandel Susan J, Haugen Bryan R: Multicenter Clinical Experience with the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 99 (1): 119-25,2013.

Cibas Edmund S, Baloch Zubair W, Fellegara Giovanni, LiVolsi Virginia A, Raab Stephen S, Rosai Juan, Diggans James, Friedman Lyssa, Kennedy Giulia C, Kloos Richard T, Lanman Richard B, Mandel Susan J, Sindy Nicole, Steward David L, Zeiger Martha A, Haugen Bryan R, Alexander Erik K: A prospective assessment defining the limitations of thyroid nodule pathologic evaluation. Annals of internal medicine 159 (5): 325-32,2013.

Leenhardt L, Erdogan M F, Hegedus L, Mandel S J, Paschke R, Rago T, Russ G: 2013 European thyroid association guidelines for cervical ultrasound scan and ultrasound-guided techniques in the postoperative management of patients with thyroid cancer. European thyroid journal 2 (3): 147-59,2013.

Cappola Anne R, Mandel Susan J: BRAF V600E mutation and papillary thyroid cancer--in reply. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 310 (5): 535-6,2013.

Cappola Anne R, Mandel Susan J: Molecular testing in thyroid cancer: BRAF mutation status and mortality. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 309 (14): 1529-30,2013.

Baloch Zubair W, Mandel Susan J, LiVolsi Virginia A: Are we ready to modify the Bethesda thyroid fine-needle aspiration classification scheme? Cancer cytopathology 121 (4): 171-4,2013.

Dalkin AC, Basaria SS, Collazo-Clavell ML, Findling JW, Freda PU, Green J, Jagasia S, Kirk SE, Mandel SJ, Tannock LR, Vella A, Welt C: ESAP 2013: Endocrine Self-Assessment Program Washington DC: The Endocrine Society : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
4th floor West, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6125
Fax: (215) 614-1949
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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