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Chandler S. Cortina MD

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Assistant Professor

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

Member of the Cancer Center


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Areas of Interest

  • Breast Cancer Lymphedema
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Risk Factors
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms, Male
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Mastectomy
  • Prophylactic Mastectomy
  • Risk Factors
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Transgender Persons
  • Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
  • Leadership Positions

  • Chief, Surgical Oncology Breast and Endocrine (SOBE) Teaching Service
  • Publications (29)

  • Invasive Breast Cancer Treatment Patterns in Women Age 80 and Over: A Report from the National Cancer Database. (Frebault J, Bergom C, Cortina CS, Shukla ME, Zhang Y, Huang CC, Kong AL) Clin Breast Cancer 2021 Jul 16 PMID: 34391660 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112506268 08/16/2021    
  • ASO Visual Abstract: A National Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. (Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Brazauskas R, Currey A, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Aug 09 PMID: 34370141 08/10/2021    
  • ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Multidisciplinary Management of the Axilla in Mastectomy Patients. (Cortina CS, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Aug 07 PMID: 34365564 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112071889 08/09/2021    
  • Treating Positive Axillary Disease in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients: The Impact of Age on Radiation Therapy. (Cortina CS, Woodfin AA, Tangalakis LL, Wang X, Son JD, Poirier J, Rao R, Kopkash K, Madrigrano A) Breast Care (Basel) 2021 Jun;16(3):276-282 PMID: 34248469 PMCID: PMC8248769 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088400477 07/13/2021       1 Citation
  • A National Survey of Breast Surgeons and Radiation Oncologists on Contemporary Axillary Management in Mastectomy Patients. (Cortina CS, Bergom C, Craft MA, Fields B, Brazauskas R, Currey A, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Oct;28(10):5568-5579 PMID: 34247336 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85110472323 07/12/2021       2 Citations
  • Breast Cancer Risk and Screening in Transgender Persons: A Call for Inclusive Care. (Clarke CN, Cortina CS, Fayanju OM, Dossett LA, Johnston FM, Wong SL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Jun 07 PMID: 34097159 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85107782600 06/08/2021    
  • Treating Positive Axillary Disease in Elderly Breast Cancer Patients: The Impact of Age on Radiation Therapy (Cortina CS, Woodfin AA, Tangalakis LL, Wang X, Son JD, Poirier J, Rao R, Kopkash K, Madrigrano A) Breast Care 1 June 2021;16(3):276-282 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088400477 06/01/2021       1 Citation
  • Postmastectomy breast reconstruction in women aged 70 and older: An analysis of the National Cancer Database (NCDB). (Cortina CS, Bergom CR, Kijack J, Thorgerson AA, Huang CS, Kong AL) Surgery 2021 07;170(1):30-38 PMID: 33888316 PMCID: PMC8217182 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85104672137 04/24/2021       1 Citation
  • Comment on "Women Could Avoid Axillary Lymph Node Dissection by Choosing Breast-Conserving Therapy Instead of Mastectomy". (Cortina CS, Kong AL) Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Apr 08 PMID: 33834325 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85104081823 04/10/2021       2 Citations
  • Prognostic Outcomes of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. (Mehdi M, Kong AL, Frebault J, Huang S, Huang CC, Cortina CS) J Surg Res 2021 08;264:138-148 PMID: 33823490 PMCID: PMC8222152 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85103976713 04/07/2021    
  • Breast Cancer Risk and Screening in Transgender Individuals (Roznovjak D, Petroll A, Cortina CS) Current Breast Cancer Reports March 2021;13(1):56-61 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098787239 03/01/2021    
  • Epidemiology and outcomes of primary pediatric lung malignancies: Updates from the SEER database. (Smith NJ, Mukherjee D, Wang Y, Brazauskas R, Nelson AA, Cortina CS) Am J Surg 2021 Oct;222(4):861-866 PMID: 33549297 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100386252 02/08/2021    
  • The consideration for outpatient mastectomy during the COVID-19 global pandemic. (Cortina CS, Ward EP, Kong AL) Am J Surg 2021 08;222(2):290-291 PMID: 33419520 PMCID: PMC7837365 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098793330 01/10/2021       1 Citation
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Protocols in Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction (Cortina CS, Patten CR, Adamson K, Doren EL) Current Breast Cancer Reports December 2020;12(4):398-404 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089388626 12/01/2020       1 Citation
  • De-Escalation of Local-Regional Therapy for Older Breast Cancer Patients (Cortina CS) Current Breast Cancer Reports December 2020;12(4):344-350 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85095715403 12/01/2020    
  • Is Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging an Accurate Predictor of Nodal Status After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy? (Cortina CS, Gottschalk N, Kulkarni SA, Karst I) J Surg Res 2021 01;257:412-418 PMID: 32892139 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85090125578 09/07/2020       1 Citation
  • An unusual cause of breast hypertrophy: pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia secondary to contraceptive implant. (Allen S, Cortina CS) Lancet 2020 06 20;395(10241):1937 PMID: 32563379 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086524330 06/22/2020    
  • Bile duct injuries: a contemporary survey of surgeon attitudes and experiences. (Fletcher R, Cortina CS, Kornfield H, Varelas A, Li R, Veenstra B, Bonomo S) Surg Endosc 2020 07;34(7):3079-3084 PMID: 31388804 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070251692 08/08/2019       2 Citations
  • The temporal and financial benefit of intraoperative breast specimen imaging: A pilot study of the Kubtec MOZART. (Kornfeld HW, Mulder LL, Spivey TL, Cortina CS, Madrigrano A, Kopkash KA) Breast J 2019 07;25(4):766-768 PMID: 31087462 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85065771276 05/16/2019       1 Citation
  • Hypercalcemia in Metaplastic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. (Hardy BM, Cortina CS, Javidiparsijani S, Ghai R, Madrigrano A) Am J Case Rep 2019 Mar 20;20:366-369 PMID: 30890689 PMCID: PMC6439960 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063274152 03/21/2019    
  • Obesity Does Not Influence Management of Advanced Breast Cancer in the Elderly. (Tangalakis LL, Cortina CS, Son JD, Poirier J, Madrigrano A) Clin Breast Cancer 2019 06;19(3):197-199 PMID: 30827764 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062149945 03/05/2019    
  • Longer Operative Time and Intraoperative Blood Transfusion Are Associated with Postoperative Anastomotic Leak after Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery. (Cortina CS, Alex GC, Vercillo KN, Fleetwood VA, Smolevitz JB, Poirier J, Myers JA, Orkin BA, Singer MA) Am Surg 2019 Feb 01;85(2):136-141 PMID: 30819288 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062382468 03/02/2019    
  • Nipple changes in an 85-year-old man. (Cortina CS, Madrigrano A) CMAJ 2019 02 04;191(5):E135 PMID: 30718339 PMCID: PMC6351245 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061003565 02/06/2019       1 Citation
  • Are Providers and Patients Following Hormonal Therapy Guidelines for Patients Over the Age of 70? The Influence of CALGB 9343. (Cortina CS, Agarwal S, Mulder LL, Poirier J, Rao R, Ansell DA, Madrigrano A) Clin Breast Cancer 2018 12;18(6):e1289-e1292 PMID: 30072192 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85050632825 08/04/2018       5 Citations
  • An uncommon disease: Periductal stromal tumor of the breast. (Cortina CS, Robin AZ, Lin DM, Gattuso P, Kopkash K, Madrigrano A) Breast J 2018 11;24(6):1080-1081 PMID: 30033582 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85050614953 07/24/2018    
  • An Atypical Cause of Colonic Obstruction: A Hiatal Hernia after Sleeve Gastrectomy Containing the Transverse Colon (Cortina CS, Sheppard SM, Bonomo SR) ACS Case Reviews in Surgery 1(6):6-9. 07/01/2018    
  • Health Disparity or Bad Biology? An Analysis of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients in an Urban Academic Hospital (Petersen L, Cortina CS, Mulder LL, Bhat D, Roa R, Kopkash KA, Monahan D, Marcus E, Madrigrano A) Cancer Surgery 3(1):116. 03/01/2018    
  • Common side closure type, but not stapler brand or oversewing, influences side-to-side anastomotic leak rates. (Fleetwood VA, Gross KN, Alex GC, Cortina CS, Smolevitz JB, Sarvepalli S, Bakhsh SR, Poirier J, Myers JA, Singer MA, Orkin BA) Am J Surg 2017 Mar;213(3):590-595 PMID: 28148456 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85010953142 02/06/2017       4 Citations
  • Simultaneous acute appendicitis and pseudomembranous colitis in a pediatric patient. (Vidrine SR, Cortina C, Black M, Vidrine SB) J La State Med Soc 2012 Sep-Oct;164(5):265-7 PMID: 23362591 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84874696384 02/01/2013       1 Citation
  • Last update: 10/15/2021