01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Rebecca S. Wolfer is a board certified thoracic surgeon at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Dr. Wolfer entered the academic field when she took a position as a clinical assistant professor at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Quincy, Illinois. Today, she is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

Dr. Wolfer has authored and co-authored a number of scholarly articles that have appeared in various medical journals, including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Southern Medical Journal.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: General cardiothoracic surgery, thoracoscopy, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, lung diseases, lung cancer, vascular malformations, deep vein thrombosis and heart disease.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, member of the General Thoracic Club, member of Women in Thoracic Surgery, American College of Surgeons Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians Fellow, Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Residency in General Surgery at Mercy Hospital Medical Center
  • Residency in General Surgery at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
03. Publications


Incidental finding of congenital thoracic malformations in adult population. West Virginia Medical Journal. June 2014;110(3):20-21

Thymic carcinoma presenting as cardiac tamponade. Southern Medical Journal. February 2004;97(2):212-3. doi: 10.1097/01.SMJ.0000105662.01648.6C

Hemodynamic effects of carbon dioxide insufflation during thoracoscopy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1994 Aug;58(2):404-7.