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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.

About Dr. Scott O. Trerotola

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

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

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Removal
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal - Complex
  • 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
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry 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


American College of Radiology,, National American Heart 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 Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative Coalition, National Philadelphia Angio Club, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Interventional Radiology (continued), National Society of Interventional Radiology, 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:

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.

Chick JFB, Reddy SN, Bhatt RD, Shin BJ, Kirkpatrick JN, Trerotola SO: Significance of Echocardiographically Detected Central Venous Catheter Tip-Associated Thrombi JVIR in press : 2016.

Duncan C and Trerotola SO: Outcomes of a percutaneous technique for shortening of totally implanted central venous port catheters JVIR 27 : 1034-1037,2016.

Chick JFB, Stavropoulos SW, Shin BJ, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Mondschein JI, Sudheendra D, Nadolski GJ, Watts MW, Trerotola SO: A 16F sheath with endobronchial forceps improves reported retrieval success of long-dwelling "closed-cell" inferior vena caval filter designs JVIR 27 : 1027-1033,2016.

Farrelly C, Lal P, Trerotola SO, Nadolski GJ, Watts MM, McGorrian C, Guzzo T,: Correlation of peripheral vein tumour marker levels, internal iliac vein tumour marker levels and radical prostatectomy specimens in patients with prostate cancer and borderline high prostate-specific antigen: A pilot study. CVIR 39 : 724-731,2016.

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.

Tom LM, Palevsky HI, Holsclaw DS, Trerotola SO, Dagli M, Mondschein JI, Stavropoulos SW, Soulen MC, Clark TW: Recurrent Bleeding, Survival, and Longitudinal Pulmonary Function following Bronchial Artery Embolization for Hemoptysis in a U.S. Adult Population. JVIR : 2015.

Jacovides CL, Nadolski G, Allen SR, Martin ND, Holena DN, Reilly PM, Trerotola S, Braslow BM, Kaplan LJ, Pascual JL: Arteriography for lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage role of preceding abdominal computed tomographic angiogram in diagnosis and localization. JAMA Surg 150 (7): 650-6,2015.

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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-PENN (7366)

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