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Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH

Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH Physician

Director, Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Pennsylvania Health System Professor of Radiology Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mandel is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Susan J. Mandel

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2000 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issuesfrom 2000 to 2018

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Clinical Specialties


  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Graves' Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy
  • Thyroid Nodules

Description of Clinical Expertise

Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid disease and pregnancy, Ultrasound

Dr. Mandel is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she also directs the fellowship program in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. She serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic. She attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and completed her medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. After finishing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, she was a faculty member at the Brigham prior to moving to the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, and the American Thyroid Association, where she has served on several committees in leadership positions. Her research interests include the use of sonography in the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules, the novel introduction of I-123 imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy. She has authored papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and as well as publications in the endocrine and nuclear medicine journals. In addition, she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Thyroid.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital


American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, National American Board of Internal Medicine, National American Thyroid Association, National Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Endocrine Society, National Philadelphia Endocrine Society, Local Women in Endocrinology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mandel is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid disease and pregnancy, Ultrasound

Selected Publications:

Haugen Bryan R, Sawka Anna M, Alexander Erik K, Bible Keith C, Caturegli Patrizio, Doherty Gerard M, Mandel Susan J, Morris John C, Nassar Aziza, Pacini Furio, Schlumberger Martin, Schuff Kathryn, Sherman Steven I, Somerset Hilary, Sosa Julie Ann, Steward David L, Wartofsky Leonard, Williams Michelle D: American Thyroid Association Guidelines on the Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Task Force Review and Recommendation on the Proposed Renaming of Encapsulated Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Without Invasion to Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features. Thyroid 27 (4): 481-483,2017.

Alexander Erik K, Pearce Elizabeth N, Brent Gregory A, Brown Rosalind S, Chen Herbert, Dosiou Chrysoula, Grobman William A, Laurberg Peter, Lazarus John H, Mandel Susan J, Peeters Robin P, Sullivan Scott: 2017 Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and the Postpartum. Thyroid 27 (3): 315-389,2017.

Baloch Zubair W, Seethala Raja R, Faquin William C, Papotti Mauro G, Basolo Fulvio, Fadda Guido, Randolph Gregory W, Hodak Steven P, Nikiforov Yuri E, Mandel Susan J: Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP): A changing paradigm in thyroid surgical pathology and implications for thyroid cytopathology. Cancer cytopathology 124 (9): 616-20,2016.

Haugen Bryan R, Alexander Erik K, Bible Keith C, Doherty Gerard M, Mandel Susan J, Nikiforov Yuri E, Pacini Furio, Randolph Gregory W, Sawka Anna M, Schlumberger Martin, Schuff Kathryn G, Sherman Steven I, Sosa Julie Ann, Steward David L, Tuttle R Michael, Wartofsky Leonard: 2015 American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Adult Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: The American Thyroid Association Guidelines Task Force on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid 26 (1): 1-133,2016.

Cappola Anne R, Mandel Susan J: Improving the long-term management of benign thyroid nodules. JAMA 313 (9): 903-4,2015.

Kobaly Kristen, Mandel Susan J, Langer Jill E: Clinical review: Thyroid cancer mimics on surveillance neck sonography. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 100 (2): 371-5,2015.

Yeh MW, Bauer AJ, Bernet VA, Ferris RL, Loevner LA, Mandel SJ, Orloff LA, Randolph GW, Steward DL; American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee Writing Task Force: American Thyroid Association statement on preoperative imaging for thyroid cancer surgery. Thyroid 25 (1): 3-14,2015.

Yeh Michael W, Bauer Andrew J, Bernet Victor A, Ferris Robert L, Loevner Laurie A, Mandel Susan J, Orloff Lisa A, Randolph Gregory W, Steward David L: American Thyroid Association Statement on Preoperative Imaging for Thyroid Cancer Surgery. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association 25 (1): 3-14,2014.

Pryma Daniel A, Mandel Susan J: Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer in the Era of Risk Stratification and Alternative Targeted Therapies. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine 55 (9): 1485-1491,2014.

Dalkin AC, Basaria SS, Collazo-Clavell ML, Dahir KM, Donner TW, Findling JW, Freda PU, Freel M, Green J, Jagasia S, Jan de Beur SM, Jonklaas J, Mandel SJ, Tannock LR, Vella AV, Welt C.: ESAP 2014: Endocrine Self-Assessment Program. Washington DC: Endocrine Press : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
4th floor West, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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