Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY - 1986
Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University, Providence, RI - 1993
University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics, Madison, WI - 1997
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY - 1995
Dr. Tracey L. Weigel, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon, earned her medical degree in 1986 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. After completing a residency in general surgery at Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1993, Dr. Weigel went on to pursue fellowships in surgical oncology and thoracic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York (1995). Dr. Weigel completed a second residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics located in Madison, Wisconsin in 1997. She remained in Wisconsin following her residency where she served as a professor in the division of cardiothoracic surgery and chief of the section of thoracic surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Surgery. After serving for over a decade in Wisconsin, Dr. Weigel assumed her current position as division director of thoracic surgery and medical director of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute located in Portland, Maine.
Dr. Weigel is board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery with a subspecialty in cardiothoracic vascular surgery. She specializes in adult general thoracic surgery, as well as minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. Dr. Weigel is a proponent of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and treatment, especially in those patients afflicted with mesothelioma.
Dr. Weigel is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and has been named by Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors® in 2014. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
Clinical Research and Publications
Dr. Weigel’s clinical interests focus on thoracic oncology, minimally invasive lung, esophageal, and mediastinal surgical procedures, and the use of robotic surgery for treating patients. She has authored or coauthored scientific articles that have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Lung Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Clinics of North America, and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, among others.
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