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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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Endocrinology

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 (ATA). She is the current President of the Endocrine Society. 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 served on task forces that authored the ATA Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (2006, 2009, 2015)and the ATA Guidelines for the Treatment of Thyroid Disorders During Pregnancy (2016). 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.

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)
  • eLAP Services
  • 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 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: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Memberships

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, National American Board of Internal Medicine, National American College of Radiology, National American Thyroid Association, National Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism, National Endocrine Society, National International Thyroid Nodule Ultrasound Working Group, International 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Durante C, Grani G, Lamartina L, Filetti S, Mandel SJ, Cooper DS: The diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules: a review JAMA 319 (6): 914-924,2018.

Jameson JL, Mandel SJ, Weetman AP: Hyperthyroidism Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition : 2703-2709,2018.

Jameson JL, Mandel SJ, Weetman AP: Thyroid Nodular Disease and Thyroid Cancer Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition : 2018.

Jameson JL, Mandel SJ, Weetman AP: Hypothyroidism Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition : 2698-2702,2018.

Jameson JL, Mandel SJ, Weetman AP: Thyroid Gland Physiology and Testing Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition : 2692-2697,2018.

Haugen BR, Sawka AM, Alexander EK, Bible KC, Caturegli P, Doherty GM, Mandel SJ, Morris JC, Nassar A, Pacini F, Schlumberger M, Schuff K, Sherman SI, Somerset H, Sosa JS, Steward DL, Wartofsky L, Williams MD: 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 EK, Pearce EN, Brent GA, Brown RS, Chen H, Dosiou C, Grobman WA, Laurberg P, Lazarus John H, Mandel SJ, Peeters RP, Sullivan S: 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.

Milas M, Mandel S, Langer JE: Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound : 2017.

Baloch ZW, Seethala RR, Faquin WC, Papotti MG, Basolo F, Fadda G, Randolph GW, Hodak SP, Nikiforov YE, Mandel SJ: Noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP): A changing paradigm in thyroid surgical pathology and implications for thyroid cytopathology. Cancer cytopathol 124 (9): 616-20,2016.

Haugen BR, Alexander EK, Bible KC, Doherty GM, Mandel SJ, Nikiforov YE, Pacini F, Randolph GW, Sawka AM, Schlumberger M, Schuff KG, Sherman SI, Sosa JA, Steward DL, Tuttle RM, Wartofsky L: 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.

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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