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Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FACR

Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FACR Physician

Division Chief, Interventional Radiology Vice Chair, Quality, Radiology Stanley Baum Professor of Radiology Professor of Radiology in Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German

Dr. Trerotola is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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About Dr. Scott O. Trerotola

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue, 2002 - 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2002 - 2016

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2001 - 2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Complex Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Removal
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Removal
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation (PAVM)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Description of Clinical Expertise

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
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • 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 Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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 Medical Association, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National American Society of Nephrology, National Association of Chiefs of Interventional Radiology, National Association of University Radiologists, National British Society of Interventional Radiology, International Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (corresponding member), International Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society, Local Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative Coalition, National Indianapolis Angio Club, Local Philadelphia Angio Club, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Interventional Radiology , National Society of Interventional Radiology (continued), National Southeastern Angiographic Society, National Vascular Access Society of the Americas, National Vascular Access Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

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:

Katherine Clark, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Shilpa N. Reddy, Benjamin J.Shin, Gregory J.Nadolski,Timothy W. Clark, Scott O. Trerotola: Concurrent Central Venous Stent and Central Venous Access Device Placement Does Not Compromise Stent Patency or Catheter Function in Patients with Malignant Central Venous Obstruction JVIR 28 : 602-607,2017.

Chick JFB, Reddy SN, Yam BL, Kobrin S, Trerotola SO: Institution of a Hospital-Based Central Venous Access Policy for Peripheral Vein Preservation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A 12-year Experience JVIR 28 (3): 392-397,2017.

Stein EJ, Chittams JL, Miller M, Trerotola SO: Persistence in Coil-Embolized Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations with Feeding Artery Diameters of 3mm or Less: A Retrospective Single-Center Observational Study JVIR 28 (3): 442-449,2017.

Keller EJ, McGee KA, Resnick SA, Trerotola SO, Valji K, Johnson MS, Collins JD, Vogelzang RL : Who We Are and What We Can Become: An Analysis of Professional Identity Formation in IR JVIR : 2017.

Tagawa M,Ghosn1 M, Wachtel H, Fraker D, Townsend RR, Trerotola S, Cohen DL: Lateralization index but not contralateral suppression at adrenal vein sampling predicts improvement in blood pressure after adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism Journal of Human Hypertension : 2017.

Keller EJ, McGee KA, Resnick SA, Trerotola SO, Valji K, Johnson MS, Collins JD, Vogelzang RL: Who We Are and What We Can Become: An Analysis of Professional Identity Formation in IR JVIR 28 : 850-856,2017.

Levy JL, Sudheendra D, Dagli M, Mondschein JI, Stavropoulos SW, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Trerotola SO, Teitelbaum U, Mick R, Soulen MC: Percutaneous biliary drainage effectively lowers serum bilirubin to permit chemotherapy treatment. Abdom Radiol (NY) 41 : 317-23,2016 .

Guzman AK, Zahra M, Trerotola SO, Raffini LJ, Itkin M, Keller MS, Cahill AM.: IVC filter retrieval in adolescents: experience in a tertiary pediatric center Pediatr Radiol 46 : 534-40,2016 .

Wachtel H, Zaheer S, Shah PK, Trerotola SO, Karakousis GC, Roses RE, Cohen DL,Fraker DL: Role of adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism: Impact of imaging, localization, and age J Surg Oncol 113 : 532-7,2016 .

Kiefer RM, Pandey N, Trerotola SO, Nadolski GJ, Stavropoulos SW: The Value of Rotational Venography Versus Anterior-Posterior Venography in 100 Consecutive IVC Filter Retrievals Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 39 : 394-399,2016.

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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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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