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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.


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
  • Publications (16)

  • 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 2020 Sep 03;257:412-418 PMID: 32892139 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85090125578 09/07/2020    
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Protocols in Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction (Cortina CS, Patten CR, Adamson K, Doren EL) Current Breast Cancer Reports 08/13/2020    
  • 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    
  • 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 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088400477 01/01/2020    
  • 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 Jul;34(7):3079-3084 PMID: 31388804 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070251692 08/08/2019    
  • 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    
  • 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       2 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: 10/26/2020
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