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Tracy S. Wang MD, MPH

Tracy S. Wang MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Surgical Oncology

Member of the MCW Cancer Center


Leadership Positions

  • Program Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
  • Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery
  • Publications

  • A Single Parathyroid Hormone Level Obtained 4 Hours after Total Thyroidectomy Predicts the Need for Postoperative Calcium Supplementation. (Carr AA, Yen TW, Fareau GG, Cayo AK, Misustin SM, Evans DB, Wang TS) J Am Coll Surg 2014 Jun 18: PMID 25053220
  • Prophylactic thyroidectomy: Who needs it, when, and why. (Wang TS, Opoku-Boateng A, Roman SA, Sosa JA) J Surg Oncol 2014 Jun 25: PMID 24965542
  • Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: an over-treated malignancy? (Wang TS, Goffredo P, Sosa JA, Roman SA) World J Surg 2014 Sep;38(9):2297-303 PMID 24791670
  • Techniques of parathyroid exploration at North American endocrine surgery fellowship programs: what the next generation is being taught. (Wang TS, Pasieka JL, Carty SE) Am J Surg 2014 Apr;207(4):527-32 PMID 24495320
  • Genotyping of Borrelia from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded skin biopsies of cutaneous borreliosis and tick bite reactions by assays targeting the intergenic spacer region, ospA and ospC genes. (Brandt FC, Ertas B, Falk TM, Metze D, Böer-Auer A) Br J Dermatol 2014 Jan 28: PMID 24471698
  • Expansion of endocrine surgery fellowships: if we increase the supply is there demand? (Wang TS, Sippel RS) Surgery 2013 Dec;154(6):1470-2 PMID 24238060
  • Cost analysis of thyroid lobectomy and intraoperative frozen section versus total thyroidectomy in patients with a cytologic diagnosis of "suspicious for papillary thyroid cancer". (Leiker AJ, Yen TW, Cheung K, Evans DB, Wang TS) Surgery 2013 Dec;154(6):1307-13; discussion 1313-4 PMID 24238049
  • The utility of routine preoperative cervical ultrasonography in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer. (O'Connell K, Yen TW, Quiroz F, Evans DB, Wang TS) Surgery 2013 Oct;154(4):697-701; discussion 701-3 PMID 24011674
  • A meta-analysis of the effect of prophylactic central compartment neck dissection on locoregional recurrence rates in patients with papillary thyroid cancer. (Wang TS, Cheung K, Farrokhyar F, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Oct;20(11):3477-83 PMID 23846784
  • Factors that influence parathyroid hormone half-life: determining if new intraoperative criteria are needed. (Leiker AJ, Yen TW, Eastwood DC, Doffek KM, Szabo A, Evans DB, Wang TS) JAMA Surg 2013 Jul;148(7):602-6 PMID 23677330
  • Thyroid gland: Can a nomogram predict death in patients with thyroid cancer? (Wang TS, Sosa JA) Nat Rev Endocrinol 2013 Apr;9(4):192-3 PMID 23458783
  • Focused parathyroidectomy with intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring in patients with lithium-associated primary hyperparathyroidism. (Wade TJ, Yen TW, Amin AL, Evans DB, Wilson SD, Wang TS) Surgery 2013 May;153(5):718-22 PMID 23352236
  • Is previous same quadrant surgery a contraindication to laparoscopic adrenalectomy? (Mazeh H, Froyshteter AB, Wang TS, Amin AL, Evans DB, Sippel RS, Chen H, Yen TW) Surgery 2012 Dec;152(6):1211-7 PMID 23068085
  • Predicting the need for calcium and calcitriol supplementation after total thyroidectomy: results of a prospective, randomized study. (Cayo AK, Yen TW, Misustin SM, Wall K, Wilson SD, Evans DB, Wang TS) Surgery 2012 Dec;152(6):1059-67 PMID 23068088
  • Persistent elevation in serum parathyroid hormone levels in normocalcemic patients after parathyroidectomy: does it matter? (Carsello CB, Yen TW, Wang TS) Surgery 2012 Oct;152(4):575-81; discussion 581-3 PMID 23021134
  • Effect of prophylactic central compartment neck dissection on serum thyroglobulin and recommendations for adjuvant radioactive iodine in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. (Wang TS, Evans DB, Fareau GG, Carroll T, Yen TW) Ann Surg Oncol 2012 Dec;19(13):4217-22 PMID 23010732
  • A cost-effectiveness analysis of adrenalectomy for nonfunctional adrenal incidentalomas: is there a size threshold for resection? (Wang TS, Cheung K, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Surgery 2012 Dec;152(6):1125-32 PMID 22989893
  • Surgical management of normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism. (Wade TJ, Yen TW, Amin AL, Wang TS) World J Surg 2012 Apr;36(4):761-6 PMID 22286968
  • Would scan, but which scan? A cost-utility analysis to optimize preoperative imaging for primary hyperparathyroidism. (Wang TS, Cheung K, Farrokhyar F, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Surgery 2011 Dec;150(6):1286-94 PMID 22136852
  • Image of the month. Right-sided inferior nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve. (Amin AL, Wang TS) Arch Surg 2011 Nov;146(11):1327-8 PMID 22106327
  • Postoperative calcium supplementation in patients undergoing thyroidectomy. (Wang TS, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Curr Opin Oncol 2012 Jan;24(1):22-8 PMID 22080941
  • Nonlocalizing imaging studies for hyperparathyroidism: where to explore first? (Amin AL, Wang TS, Wade TJ, Quiroz FA, Hellman RS, Evans DB, Yen TW) J Am Coll Surg 2011 Dec;213(6):793-9 PMID 22014659
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism with a history of head and neck irradiation: the consequences of associated thyroid tumors. (Wilson SD, Doffek KM, Wang TS, Krzywda EA, Evans DB, Yen TW) Surgery 2011 Oct;150(4):869-77 PMID 22000202
  • Endocrine surgery. (Wang TS) Am J Surg 2011 Sep;202(3):369-71 PMID 21871991
  • A meta-analysis of preoperative localization techniques for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. (Cheung K, Wang TS, Farrokhyar F, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Ann Surg Oncol 2012 Feb;19(2):577-83 PMID 21710322
  • Normal PTH levels in primary hyperparathyroidism: still the same disease? (Amin AL, Wang TS, Wade TJ, Yen TW) Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Nov;18(12):3437-42 PMID 21537864
  • The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to endocrine tumors. (Wang TS, Evans DB) Surgery 2010 Dec;148(6):1311-2 PMID 21134566
  • Subtotal parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. (Yen TW, Wang TS) Endocr Pract 2011 Mar-Apr;17 Suppl 1:7-12 PMID 21134873
  • To supplement or not to supplement: a cost-utility analysis of calcium and vitamin D repletion in patients after thyroidectomy. (Wang TS, Cheung K, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Ann Surg Oncol 2011 May;18(5):1293-9 PMID 21088914
  • The value of postoperative parathyroid hormone levels in predicting the need for long-term vitamin D supplementation after total thyroidectomy. (Wang TS, Cayo AK, Wilson SD, Yen TW) Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Mar;18(3):777-81 PMID 20957441
  • Operative failures after parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism: the influence of surgical volume. (Chen H, Wang TS, Yen TW, Doffek K, Krzywda E, Schaefer S, Sippel RS, Wilson SD) Ann Surg 2010 Oct;252(4):691-5 PMID 20881776
  • Differentiated thyroid cancer: an update. (Wang TS, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Curr Opin Oncol 2011 Jan;23(1):7-12 PMID 20861795
  • Evolution of the Surgeon-Volume, Patient Outcome Relationship. (Boudourakis LD et al.) Ann Surg 2010 Apr 14: PMID 20418765
  • To stimulate or withdraw? A cost-utility analysis of recombinant human thyrotropin versus thyroxine withdrawal for radioiodine ablation in patients with low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer in the United States. (Wang TS, Cheung K, Mehta P, Roman SA, Walker HD, Sosa JA) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010 Apr;95(4):1672-80 PMID 20139234
  • ATA practice guidelines for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer: were they followed in the United States? (Famakinwa OM, Roman SA, Wang TS, Sosa JA) Am J Surg 2010 Feb;199(2):189-98 PMID 20113699
  • Evolution of the surgeon-volume, patient-outcome relationship. (Boudourakis LD, Wang TS, Roman SA, Desai R, Sosa JA) Ann Surg 2009 Jul;250(1):159-65 PMID 19561457
  • The management of thyroid nodules in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. (Wang TS, Roman SA, Cox H, Air M, Sosa JA) J Surg Res 2009 Jun 15;154(2):317-23 PMID 19201427
  • Predictors of outcomes following pediatric thyroid and parathyroid surgery. (Wang TS, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Curr Opin Oncol 2009 Jan;21(1):23-8 PMID 19125014
  • Pediatric endocrine surgery: who is operating on our children? (Tuggle CT, Roman SA, Wang TS, Boudourakis L, Thomas DC, Udelsman R, Ann Sosa J) Surgery 2008 Dec;144(6):869-77; discussion 877 PMID 19040991
  • The influence of surgery in MEN-1 syndrome: observations over 150 years. (Wilson SD, Krzywda EA, Zhu YR, Yen TW, Wang TS, Sugg SL, Pappas SG) Surgery 2008 Oct;144(4):695-701; discussion 701-2 PMID 18847656
  • Reoperative parathyroidectomy: an algorithm for imaging and monitoring of intraoperative parathyroid hormone levels that results in a successful focused approach. (Yen TW, Wang TS, Doffek KM, Krzywda EA, Wilson SD) Surgery 2008 Oct;144(4):611-9; discussion 619-21 PMID 18847646
  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma without marked elevation of calcitonin: a diagnostic and surveillance dilemma. (Wang TS, Ocal IT, Sosa JA, Cox H, Roman S) Thyroid 2008 Aug;18(8):889-94 PMID 18651827
  • Clinical and economic outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery in children. (Sosa JA, Tuggle CT, Wang TS, Thomas DC, Boudourakis L, Rivkees S, Roman SA) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008 Aug;93(8):3058-65 PMID 18522977
  • A population-based study of outcomes from thyroidectomy in aging Americans: at what cost? (Sosa JA, Mehta PJ, Wang TS, Boudourakis L, Roman SA) J Am Coll Surg 2008 Jun;206(3):1097-105 PMID 18501806
  • Calcitonin measurement in the evaluation of thyroid nodules in the United States: a cost-effectiveness and decision analysis. (Cheung K, Roman SA, Wang TS, Walker HD, Sosa JA) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008 Jun;93(6):2173-80 PMID 18364376
  • Primary leiomyosarcoma of the thyroid gland. (Wang TS, Ocal IT, Oxley K, Sosa JA) Thyroid 2008 Apr;18(4):425-8 PMID 18346004
  • The maturation of a specialty: Workforce projections for endocrine surgery. (Sosa JA, Wang TS, Yeo HL, Mehta PJ, Boudourakis L, Udelsman R, Roman SA) Surgery 2007 Dec;142(6):876-83 PMID 18063071
  • Racial disparities in clinical and economic outcomes from thyroidectomy. (Sosa JA, Mehta PJ, Wang TS, Yeo HL, Roman SA) Ann Surg 2007 Dec;246(6):1083-91 PMID 18043114
  • Remedial surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism. (Wang TS, Udelsman R) Adv Surg 2007;41:1-15 PMID 17972554
  • Management of follicular tumors of the thyroid. (Wang TS, Roman SA, Sosa JA) Minerva Chir 2007 Oct;62(5):373-82 PMID 17947948
  • Leiomyosarcoma of the adrenal vein: a novel approach to surgical resection. (Wang TS, Ocal IT, Salem RR, Elefteriades J, Sosa JA) World J Surg Oncol 2007;5:109 PMID 17910774
  • Contemporary imaging for thyroid cancer. (Wang TS, Cheng DW, Udelsman R) Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2007 Apr;16(2):431-45 PMID 17560521
  • Persistently elevated parathyroid hormone levels after parathyroid surgery. (Wang TS, Ostrower ST, Heller KS) Surgery 2005 Dec;138(6):1130-5; discussion 1135-6 PMID 16360400
  • Incidence of metastatic well-differentiated thyroid cancer in cervical lymph nodes. (Wang TS, Dubner S, Sznyter LA, Heller KS) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004 Jan;130(1):110-3 PMID 14732779
  • Grants and Awards

  • CESQIP (Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program) (#9208716 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2015) Sponsor: Froedtert Hospital Foundation
  • The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) for Paraganglioma and Pheochromocytoma (#9208324 09/19/2013 - 12/31/2014) Sponsor: Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.