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Scott O. Trerotola, MD

Scott O. Trerotola, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German

Dr. Trerotola is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Scott O. Trerotola

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs(TM) issue, 2002 - 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2002 - 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2001 - 2018

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)

Description of Clinical Expertise

complex IVC filter removal, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM), varicocele, 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 Society of Nephrology, National Association of Chiefs of Interventional Radiology, 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 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

hemodialysis access, central venous access, varicocele, deep venous thrombosis, mechanical thrombolysis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM), IVC filters and complex IVC filter retrieval

Selected Publications:

Habibollahi P, Shin B, Shamchi SP, Wachtel H, Fraker DL, Trerotola SO: Eleven-Year Retrospective Report of Super-Selective Venous Sampling for the Evaluation of Recurrent or Persistent Hyperparathyroidism in 32 Patients Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 41 : 63-72,2018.

Clark K, Chick JFB, Reddy SN, Shin BJ, Nadolski GJ, Clark TW, Trerotola SO: 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.

DePietro DM, Kiefer RM, Redmond JW, Workman AD, Nadolski GJ, Gade TP, Trerotola SO, Hunt SJ: Increasing Medical Student Exposure to IR through Integration of IR into the Gross Anatomy Course JVIR 28 : 1455–1460,2017.

Ching KC, Cohen DL, Fraker DL, Trerotola SO: Adrenal Vein Sampling for Primary Aldosteronism: A 2-Week Protocol for Withdrawal of Renin-Stimulating Antihypertensives Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 40 : 1367-1371,2017.

Hsu MC, Weber CN, Stavropoulos SW, Clark TW, Trerotola SO, Shlansky-Goldberg RD, Soulen MC, Nadolski GJ: Passive expansion of sub-maximally dilated transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts and assessment of clinical outcomes World J Hepatol 9 : 603-612,2017.

Ehrie JE, Sammarco TE, Chittams JL, Trerotola SO: Unmasking of Previously Asymptomatic Central Venous Stenosis following Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of Hemodialysis Access JVIR 28 : 1409-1414,2017.

Etezadi V and Trerotola SO: Comparison of Inversion ("flipping") Rates Among Different Port Designs: A Single-Center Experience Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 40 : 553-559,2017.

Trerotola SO and Stavropoulos SW: Management of Fractured Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Outcomes by Fragment Location Radiology 284 (3): 887-896,2017.

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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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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