01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel has held numerous positions during her career. Following her residency, Dr. Weigel 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 moved to Portland, Maine to assume the role of division director of thoracic surgery and medical director of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute. Currently, Dr. Weigel is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

Dr. Weigel offers patients many years of experience and is a proponent of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and treatment to improve outcomes, especially for mesothelioma. She has authored or coauthored articles that have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Lung CancerThe Annals of Thoracic SurgerySurgical Clinics of North America and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: General cardiac/thoracic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal surgical procedures and robotic surgeries.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: ACS Fellow, America’s Top Doctors Award, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer Award, American Board of Medical Specialities Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, named one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top doctors, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) member, the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet) member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) member

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for General Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Residency for General Surgery at Rose Island Hospital Lifespan
  • Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery at University of Wisconsin
  • Internship for General Surgery at Brown University
  • Medical Degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
03. Publications


Endoluminal palliation for dysphagia secondary to esophageal carcinomaThe Surgical Clinics of North America. August 2002;82(4):747-61. doi: 10.1016/S0039-6109(02)00037-3

Nuclear EGFR protein expression predicts poor survival in early stage non-small cell lung cancerLung Cancer. July 2013;81(1):138-41. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2013.03.020

Integrated PET/CT fusion imaging and endoscopic ultrasound in the pre-operative staging and evaluation of esophageal cancerMolecular imaging and biology: MIB: the official publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging. February 2011;13(1):166-71. doi: 10.1007/s11307-010-0306-0