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Sophie Y. Dream MD

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Associate Professor

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

image of /images/ORCIDiD_icon16x16.png   https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9738-0796


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Areas of Interest

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Education, Medical
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Leadership Positions

  • Program Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
  • Publications (57)

  • Surgical Management of Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism (Bartz-Kurycki M, Dream S) Surgical Clinics of North America August 2024;104(4):825-835 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85188569215 08/01/2024    
  • Surgical Management of Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism. (Bartz-Kurycki M, Dream S) Surg Clin North Am 2024 Aug;104(4):825-835 PMID: 38944502 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85188569215 06/30/2024    
  • Medical Student Perceptions of Family Planning During Residency Training in Surgical Fields. (Lawson GE, Dittrich S, Ebert M, Treat R, Dream S) J Surg Res 2024 Aug;300:43-53 PMID: 38795672 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85193787831 05/26/2024    
  • Making Choices: A Multi-institutional, Longitudinal Cohort Study Assessing Changes in Treatment Outcome Valuation for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer. (Antunez AG, Sinco BR, Saucke MC, Bushaw KJ, Jensen CB, Dream S, Fingeret AL, Livhits MJ, Mathur A, McDow A, Roman SA, Voils CI, Sydnor J, Pitt SC, CHOiCE Collaborative (Comparing Health Outcomes in Cancer Experience)) Ann Surg 2024 May 20 PMID: 38766877 05/20/2024    
  • Charting the Course: Insights into Neuroendocrine Tumor Dynamics in the United States. (Wu C, Song Z, Balachandra S, Dream S, Chen H, Rose JB, Bhatia S, Gillis A) Ann Surg 2024 May 06 PMID: 38708616 05/06/2024    
  • ASO Author Reflections: A Call for Updated Recommendations for Germline Mutation Testing in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism. (Dream S, Hangge PT, Wang TS) Ann Surg Oncol 2024 Jun;31(6):3972-3973 PMID: 38488894 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85187873325 03/15/2024    
  • The Role of Demographic and Clinical Factors in Germline Mutation Testing for Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism. (Hangge PT, Dream S, Yen TWF, Doffek K, Stachowiak SM, Shaker J, Evans DB, Wang TS) Ann Surg Oncol 2024 Jun;31(6):3964-3971 PMID: 38459417 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85187140833 03/09/2024       1 Citation
  • Selpercatinib combination with the mitochondria-targeted antioxidant MitoQ effectively suppresses RET-mutant thyroid cancer. (Chen W, Dream S, Leung PY, Wu PK, Wong S, Park JI) NPJ Precis Oncol 2024 Feb 20;8(1):39 PMID: 38378752 PMCID: PMC10879150 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85185513016 02/21/2024    
  • The underrecognized impact of parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. (Josephson M, Dream S) Am J Surg 2024 Jun;232:15-16 PMID: 38171942 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85181822220 01/04/2024       1 Citation
  • How to write a case report/series (Benitez Sanchez S, Dream S, Oropallo A) American Journal of Surgery December 2023;226(6):926-928 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85165043331 12/01/2023       1 Citation
  • Older Patients With Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Should Criteria for Surgery Be Expanded? (Bartz-Kurycki MA, Dream S, Yen TW, Doffek K, Shaker J, Evans DB, Wang TS) J Endocr Soc 2023 Aug 02;7(9):bvad098 PMID: 37873505 PMCID: PMC10590644 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85169911881 10/24/2023    
  • Designing an Inclusive Operating Room: "For All and by All". (Shah M, Sathe TS, Bansal S, Kothari AN, Dream S) J Surg Res 2024 Jan;293:733-736 PMID: 37714722 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85171307199 09/16/2023       1 Citation
  • Ablation techniques or active surveillance compared to surgical resection in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Ledesma-Leon T, Solis-Pazmino P, Lincango EP, Figueroa LA, Ellenhorn J, Nasseri Y, Cohen J, Romero-Arenas M, Garcia C, Sanabria A, Rojas T, Torres-Román J, Camacho E, Vallejo S, Alvarado-Mafla B, Dream S, James BC, Ponce OJ, Sharma A, Brito JP) Endocrine 2024 Feb;83(2):330-341 PMID: 37658978 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85169543405 09/04/2023       1 Citation
  • Older Patients With Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Should Criteria for Surgery Be Expanded? (Bartz-Kurycki MA, Dream S, Yen TW, Doffek K, Shaker J, Evans DB, Wang TS) Journal of the Endocrine Society 1 September 2023;7(9) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85169911881 09/01/2023    
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Disease. (Gillis A, Chen H, Wang TS, Dream S) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2024 Mar 15;109(4):e1336-e1344 PMID: 37647887 PMCID: PMC10940267 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85187954572 08/31/2023       4 Citations
  • Gender Disparities in General Surgery Resident Subspecialization. (Wilson D, Engstrand E, Schoel L, Goldblatt MI, Higgins RM, Dream S) Am Surg 2023 Dec;89(12):5972-5977 PMID: 37300459 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85162653075 06/10/2023       1 Citation
  • How to write a systematic review. (Jennifer L, Sophie D) Am J Surg 2023 Oct;226(4):553-555 PMID: 37263887 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85160424749 06/02/2023       1 Citation
  • Bridging the Gap: Trainee Reflections About Navigating Otherness in Academic Surgery. (SenthilKumar G, Verhagen NB, Wang TS, Dream SY, Kothari AN) J Surg Res 2023 Nov;291:A1-A3 PMID: 37217382 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85159873497 05/23/2023       1 Citation
  • Adoption of Robotic Adrenalectomy: A Two-Institution Study of Surgeon Learning Curve. (Collins RA, Wang TS, Dream S, Solórzano CC, Kiernan CM) Ann Surg Oncol 2023 Jul;30(7):4167-4178 PMID: 37040047 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85152458843 04/12/2023    
  • Patterns of Unnecessary Insurer Prior Authorization Denials in a Complex Surgical Oncology Practice. (Merrill JR, Flitcroft MA, Miller T, Beichner B, Clarke CN, Maduekwe UN, Wang TS, Dream S, Christians KK, Gamblin TC, Evans DB, Kothari AN) J Surg Res 2023 Aug;288:269-274 PMID: 37037166 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85151667989 04/11/2023       1 Citation
  • Becoming a Sustainable Academic Surgeon (Shao C, Tsai S, Woo R, Dream S) Journal of Surgical Research March 2023;283:606-610 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85142680339 03/01/2023    
  • How to write a book chapter. (Dream S, Cannada LK) Am J Surg 2023 May;225(5):939-940 PMID: 36702732 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147387569 01/27/2023       2 Citations
  • Becoming a Sustainable Academic Surgeon. (Shao C, Tsai S, Woo R, Dream S) J Surg Res 2023 Mar;283:606-610 PMID: 36442260 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85142680339 11/29/2022    
  • Participant perspectives on a department of surgery faculty mentoring program. (Gillis A, Zmijewski P, Corey B, Fazendin J, Chen H, Lindeman B, Hendershot K, Dream S) Am J Surg 2023 Apr;225(4):656-659 PMID: 36396486 PMCID: PMC10033330 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85141989245 11/18/2022       6 Citations
  • The importance of allyship in Academic Surgery. (Weaver JL, Cannada L, Anand T, Dream S, Park PK, Altieri MS, Tasnim S, Reyna C, Association of Women Surgeons Publications Committee) Am J Surg 2023 Apr;225(4):805-807 PMID: 36376112 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85141753161 11/15/2022       4 Citations
  • Limited disease progression in endocrine surgery patients with treatment delays due to COVID-19. (Collins RA, DiGennaro C, Beninato T, Gartland RM, Chaves N, Broekhuis JM, Reddy L, Lee J, Deimiller A, Alterio MM, Campbell MJ, Lee YJ, Khilnani TK, Stewart LA, O'Brien MA, Alvarado MVY, Zheng F, McAneny D, Liou R, McManus C, Dream SY, Wang TS, Yen TW, Alhefdhi A, Finnerty BM, Fahey TJ 3rd, Graves CE, Laird AM, Nehs MA, Drake FT, Lee JA, McHenry CR, James BC, Pasieka JL, Kuo JH, Lubitz CC) Surgery 2023 Jan;173(1):93-100 PMID: 36210185 PMCID: PMC9420726 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85139724125 10/10/2022       6 Citations
  • Long-term Quality of Life After Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Systematic Review. (Livschitz J, Yen TWF, Evans DB, Wang TS, Dream S) JAMA Surg 2022 Sep 14 PMID: 36103163 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85138369049 09/15/2022       19 Citations
  • Gender role incongruency in general surgery applicants (Dream S, Woolfolk M, Chen H) American Journal of Surgery September 2022;224(3):900-902 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129985752 09/01/2022       7 Citations
  • The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines for the Definitive Surgical Management of Secondary and Tertiary Renal Hyperparathyroidism. (Dream S, Kuo LE, Kuo JH, Sprague SM, Nwariaku FE, Wolf M, Olson JA Jr, Moe SM, Lindeman B, Chen H) Ann Surg 2022 Sep 01;276(3):e141-e176 PMID: 35848728 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85136133115 07/19/2022       34 Citations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Asian Americans Experience. (Wu J, In H, Dream S) J Surg Res 2022 Nov;279:296-298 PMID: 35802944 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133438785 07/09/2022    
  • Surgical treatment of adrenal tumors during pregnancy. (Bartz-Kurycki MA, Dream S, Wang TS) Rev Endocr Metab Disord 2023 Feb;24(1):107-120 PMID: 35776233 PMCID: PMC9247901 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133252349 07/02/2022       2 Citations
  • Gender role incongruency in general surgery applicants. (Dream S, Woolfolk M, Chen H) Am J Surg 2022 Sep;224(3):900-902 PMID: 35562201 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129985752 05/14/2022       7 Citations
  • Variation in parathyroid adenoma size in patients with sporadic, primary hyperparathyroidism: small gland size does not preclude single gland disease. (Dream S, Yen TWF, Doffek K, Evans DB, Wang TS) Langenbecks Arch Surg 2022 Aug;407(5):2067-2073 PMID: 35538172 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129711351 05/11/2022       2 Citations
  • Wide Variability in Catecholamine Levels From Adrenal Venous Sampling in Primary Aldosteronism. (DeLozier OM, Dream S, Findling JW, Rilling W, Kidambi S, Magill SB, Evans DB, Wang TS) J Surg Res 2022 Sep;277:1-6 PMID: 35453052 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85128261569 04/23/2022       3 Citations
  • Underdiagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism in patients with osteoarthritis undergoing arthroplasty. (Park SY, Scotting O, Yen TWF, Evans DB, Wang TS, Dream S) Surgery 2022 Mar;171(3):731-735 PMID: 34844753 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85120038519 12/01/2021       4 Citations
  • The Clinical Utility of Preoperative Thyroglobulin for Surgical Decision Making in Thyroid Disease. (Kang M, Wang TS, Yen TW, Doffek K, Evans DB, Dream S) J Surg Res 2022 Feb;270:230-235 PMID: 34710703 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85117802919 10/29/2021       2 Citations
  • Utility of Epinephrine Levels in Determining Adrenal Vein Cannulation During Adrenal Venous Sampling for Primary Aldosteronism. (Dream S, Park S, Yen TW, Rilling W, Rein L, Doffek K, Findling JW, Magill SB, Kidambi S, Evans DB, Wang TS) Endocr Pract 2022 Mar;28(3):276-281 PMID: 34582994 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85125481960 09/29/2021       8 Citations
  • Selective Glucocorticoid Replacement Following Unilateral Adrenalectomy for Hypercortisolism and Primary Aldosteronism. (DeLozier OM, Dream SY, Findling JW, Carroll TB, Evans DB, Wang TS) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2022 Jan 18;107(2):e538-e547 PMID: 34558612 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123650141 09/25/2021       13 Citations
  • Virtual interactive presence, a novel approach to remote proctoring for the adoption of innovative technologies and interventions. (Dream S, Kuo JH, Wang TS) Am J Surg 2022 Mar;223(3):600-602 PMID: 34535290 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85115033445 09/19/2021       2 Citations
  • Do male chairs of surgery have implicit gender bias in the residency application process? (Dream S, Olivet MM, Tanner L, Chen H) American Journal of Surgery April 2021;221(4):697-700 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089736415 04/01/2021       19 Citations
  • Outpatient parathyroidectomy in the pediatric population: An 18-year experience. (Ramonell KM, Fazendin J, Lovell K, Iyer P, Chen H, Lindeman B, Dream S) J Pediatr Surg 2022 Mar;57(3):410-413 PMID: 33745744 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85102818918 03/23/2021       3 Citations
  • An Institutional experience with primary hyperparathyroidism in the elderly over two decades. (O'Sullivan K, Yen TWF, Doffek K, Dream S, Mazotas I, Evans DB, Wang TS) Am J Surg 2021 Sep;222(3):549-553 PMID: 33551115 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100630649 02/09/2021       10 Citations
  • Pearls and Pitfalls of the Virtual Interview: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Camera. (Lee TC, McKinley SK, Dream SY, Grubbs EG, Dissanaike S, Fong ZV) J Surg Res 2021 Jun;262:240-243 PMID: 33549329 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100392878 02/08/2021       12 Citations
  • Can patients find an Endocrine Surgeon? How hospital websites hide the expertise of these medical professionals (Gentry ZL, Ananthasekar S, Yeatts M, Chen H, Dream S) American Journal of Surgery January 2021;221(1):101-105 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087218709 01/01/2021       10 Citations
  • Do male chairs of surgery have implicit gender bias in the residency application process? (Dream S, Olivet MM, Tanner L, Chen H) Am J Surg 2021 Apr;221(4):697-700 PMID: 32843230 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089736415 08/28/2020       19 Citations
  • Can patients find an Endocrine Surgeon? How hospital websites hide the expertise of these medical professionals. (Gentry ZL, Ananthasekar S, Yeatts M, Chen H, Dream S) Am J Surg 2021 Jan;221(1):101-105 PMID: 32622508 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087218709 07/06/2020       10 Citations
  • Perioperative Management and Outcomes of Hyperthyroid Patients Unable to Tolerate Antithyroid Drugs. (Hsieh LB, Yen TWF, Dream S, Patel D, Evans DB, Wang TS) World J Surg 2020 Nov;44(11):3770-3777 PMID: 32572525 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086709261 06/24/2020       5 Citations
  • The best localization is an experienced parathyroid surgeon. (Dream S, Wang TS) Am J Surg 2020 Sep;220(3):532 PMID: 32553520 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086713287 06/20/2020       6 Citations
  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism: Why the Delay? (Dream S, Chen H, Lindeman B) Ann Surg 2021 Mar 01;273(3):e120-e122 PMID: 32541226 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85102018667 06/17/2020       18 Citations
  • Outpatient robot-assisted adrenalectomy: Is it safe? (Moughnyeh M, Lindeman B, Porterfield JR, Dream S) Am J Surg 2020 Aug;220(2):296-297 PMID: 32402438 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084406439 05/14/2020       6 Citations
  • Outpatient thyroidectomy in the pediatric population. (Dream S, Wang R, Lovell K, Iyer P, Chen H, Lindeman B) Am J Surg 2020 Jun;219(6):890-893 PMID: 32276716 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083012516 04/12/2020       24 Citations
  • Preventing blind thyroid lobectomy in patients with intrathyroidal hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands with radioguided enucleation 02/14/2020    
  • Implementation of Vessel-Sealing Devices in Thyroid Surgery. (Dream S, Wang TS) JAMA Surg 2019 Nov 01;154(11):e193159 PMID: 31532455 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072384881 09/19/2019    
  • Prevalence of Thymic Parathyroids in Primary Hyperparathyroidism During Radioguided Parathyroidectomy. (Dream S, Lindeman B, Chen H) Clin Med Insights Endocrinol Diabetes 2019;12:1179551419869917 PMID: 31452607 PMCID: PMC6696833 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85071299582 08/28/2019       11 Citations
  • Is Hyperthyroidism Diagnosed and Treated Appropriately in the United States? (Asban A, Dream S, Lindeman B) Adv Surg 2019 Sep;53:117-129 PMID: 31327441 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85065663045 07/23/2019       1 Citation
  • Nerve Transfer Surgery for Penetrating Upper Extremity Injuries. (Karamanos E, Rakitin I, Dream S, Siddiqui A) Perm J 2018;22:17-156 PMID: 29702048 PMCID: PMC5922808 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85059799182 04/28/2018       8 Citations
  • Use of Epidural Analgesia as an Adjunct in Elective Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A Review of 4983 Cases. (Karamanos E, Dream S, Falvo A, Schmoekel N, Siddiqui A) Perm J 2017;21:16-115 PMID: 29035177 PMCID: PMC5638641 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85049253938 10/17/2017       4 Citations
  • Last update: 07/15/2024