Dr. Tracey Weigel is the Co-Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Lung and Esophageal Cancer Clinics at the University Of Wisconsin, Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Surgery. Educational Background Dr. Weigel graduated with a BA in Biochemistry and Economics from the University of Virginia in 1982. She then went to University of Rochester School of Medicine where she received her MD. Following that, she performed her residency in General Surgery at Brown University from Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Weigel continued her education as a Research Fellow in Tumor Immunology at Brown University. She went on to accept her second and final residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. Clinical Specialties Dr. Weigel is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, as well as having completed her fellowship in Surgical Oncology. Her specialties include surgical treatment of thoracic malignancies such as mesothelioma. These treatments include advanced thoracoscopic (VATS) lung and laparoscopic esophageal surgeries. Her practice also includes minimally invasive surgery for myasthenia gravis (robotic thoracoscopic (VATS) thymectomy). Dr. Weigel’s services include: Advanced Lung Disease Program
Chest Wall Tumor Resection
Endobronchial Stent Placement
Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)
Fluoresence Endoscopic Surveillance
Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Muscle Sparing Mini-Thoracotomy
Robotic General Surgery
Robotic Heller Myotomy
Robotic Mediastinal Mass Resection
Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Thoracoscopic Talc Pleurodesis
Thoracotomy (Vertical Muscle Sparing Incision)
Professional Memberships Dr. Weigel is an active member of many medical associations and societies. The following is a list of associations she is connected to: American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
American College of Chest Physicians
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of American Gastroenterology Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
American Medical Association
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Women in Thoracic Surgery
Association of Women Surgeons
Wisconsin Medical Society
Research Interests Dr. Weigel has been involved in several publications and journal articles concerning various aspects of general and thoracic surgery. A sample of some of the publications published by Dr. Weigel et al. includes: Implementation of an Acuity Adaptable Patient Care Unit is Associated with Improved Outcomes after Major Pulmonary Resections.
Hennon MW, Kothari A, Maloney JD, Weigel T; The Journal of surgical research 2011 May 14.
Integrated PET/CT fusion imaging and endoscopic ultrasound in the pre-operative staging and evaluation of esophageal cancer.
Walker AJ, Spier BJ, Perlman SB, Stangl JR, Frick TJ, Gopal DV, Lindstrom MJ, Weigel TL, Pfau PR ; Mol Imaging Biol 2011 Feb; 13(1):166-71.
Primary cardiac sarcoma. Hamidi M, Moody JS, Weigel TL, Kozak KR; Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2010 Jul; 90(1):176-81.
Components of geriatric assessments predict thoracic surgery outcomes. Kothari A, Phillips S, Bretl T, Block K, Weigel T; J. Surg. Res. 2011 Mar; 166(1):5-13. Reference: