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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 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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 issues from 2000 to 2019

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Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrinology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Chronic Thyroiditis (Hashimoto's Disease)
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Nontoxic Goiter
  • Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Radioactive Iodine (Radioiodine) Therapy
  • Silent Thyroiditis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic Diffuse Goiter
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy
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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
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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


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 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Kobaly Kristen, Mandel Susan J: Hyperthyroidism and Pregnancy. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America 48 (3): 533-545,2019.

Hoang Jenny K, Oldan Jorge D, Mandel Susan J, Policeni Bruno, Agarwal Vikas, Burns Judah, Bykowski Julie, Harvey H Benjamin, Juliano Amy F, Kennedy Tabassum A, Moonis Gul, Pannell Jeffrey S, Parsons Matthew S, Schroeder Jason W, Subramaniam Rathan M, Whitehead Matthew T, Corey Amanda S: ACR Appropriateness Criteria Thyroid Disease. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 16 (5S): S300-S314,2019.

Durante Cosimo, Grani Giorgio, Lamartina Livia, Filetti Sebastiano, Mandel Susan J, Cooper David S: The Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules: A Review. JAMA 319 (9): 914-924,2018.

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: Thyroid Gland Physiology and Testing Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th edition : 2692-2697,2018.

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.

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.

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

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