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Alina M. Mateo, MD, MS

Alina M. Mateo, MD, MS Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Dr. Mateo is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Evaluation
  • Breast Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy)
  • Breast Disorders
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Surgery
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Fibroadenoma (Benign Breast Tumor)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Disease
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy (NSM)
  • Prophylactic Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency: Fox Chase Cancer Center

Memberships

American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Breast Surgeons, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Society of Surgical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mateo is employed by Penn Medicine.

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

Selected Publications:

Mateo AM, Mazor AM, DeMora L, Sigrurdson ER, Handorf EA, Daly JM, Aggon AA, Obeid E, Hayes SB, Bleicher RJ: Patterns of Care and Efficacy of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Skin-Involved Breast Cancers of All Sizes. Clinical Breast Cancer : 2019.

Mazor AM, Mateo A, Demora L, Sigurdson ER, Handorf E, Daly JM, Aggon A, Anderson PR, Weiss SE, Bleicher RJ: Breast conservation versus mastectomy in patients with T3 breast cancers (>5 cm): An analysis of 37,268 patients from the National Cancer Database Poster presentation at the 2018 Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2018.

Mateo AM, Pezzi TA, Sundermeyer M, Kelley CA, Klimberg S, Pezzi CM: Chemotherapy significantly improves survival in T1c – T2N0M0 medullary breast cancer: 3,739 cases from the National Cancer Data Base Annals of Surgical Oncology 25 (4): 1050-1056,2017.

Mateo AM, Pezzi TA, Sundermeyer M, Kelley CA, Klimberg VS, Pezzi CM: Atypical medullary carcinoma of the breast has similar prognostic factors and survival to typical medullary breast carcinoma Journal of Surgical Oncology 114 (5): 533-536,2016.

Mateo A, Pezzi TA, Pezzi CM, Sundermeyer M, Kelley CA, Klimberg S: Chemotherapy significantly improves survival in T1c - T2N0M0 medullary breast cancer: 3,976 cases from the National Cancer Data Base American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL : 2016.

Mateo A, Pezzi TA, Pezzi CM, Sundermeyer M, Kelley CA, Klimberg S: Atypical medullary carcinoma of the breast has similar prognostic factors and survival to typical medullary breast carcinoma: 3,976 cases from the National Cancer Data Base Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, Miami Beach, FL 114 (5): 533-536,2016.

Mateo AM, Frankel A: Is 6-month radiologic imaging necessary after benign breast biopsy? Review of literature and multicenter experience The American Surgeon 81 (12): 1224-1227,2015.

Mateo A: Breast Cancer, Part 1 of 2. This Week in SCORE Quiz Series, The SCORE Portal American College of Surgeons : 2015.

Mateo A: Thyroid. This Week in SCORE Quiz Series, The SCORE Portal American College of Surgeons : 2015.

Mateo A: Shock. This Week in SCORE Quiz Series, The SCORE Portal American College of Surgeons : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 20th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-8461
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)