Dr. Tracey L. Weigel

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel M.D.

Dr. Tracey Weigel is the Co-Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Lung and Esophageal Cancer Clinics at the University Of Wisconsin, Comprehensive Cancer Center.

(608) 263-0439
University of Wisconsin 600 Highland Avenue Clinical Science Center H4 Madison, WI 53792-3284

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 Bronchoscopy Chest Wall Tumor Resection Cryoablation EBUS Endobronchial/Esophagel Catheter Endobronchial Stent Placement Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) Esophagectomy (Minimally-invasive) Esophagoscopy Fluorescence Bronchoscopy Fluoresence Endoscopic Surveillance Heller Myotomy Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Lobectomy Mediastinoscopy Metastatectomy Muscle Sparing Mini-Thoracotomy Nissen Fundoplication Pneumonectomy Robotic General Surgery Robotic Heller Myotomy Robotic Mediastinal Mass Resection Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Robotic Thoracic Surgery Robotic Thoracic Surgery Robotic Thymectomy Segmentectomy Sleeve Lobectomy Thoracentesis Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Thoracoscopic Lymphadenectomy Thoracoscopic Talc Pleurodesis Thoracoscopic Thymectomy Thoracoscopy/Thoracoscopic Surgery Thoracotomy (Vertical Muscle Sparing Incision) Wedge Resection 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: