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    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
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    Thoracic Surgery
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    Primary Location:
    Westchester Medical Center

Get to Know Dr. Tracey Weigel

Dr. Tracey Weigel oversees all thoracic surgery functions at the Westchester Medical Center, along with those at nearby Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital.

Weigel treats pleural mesothelioma patients, performing extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy and decortication surgeries. More than anyone, she believes in the importance of chemotherapy and radiation as part of the treatment regimen. 

Weigel believes this type of team approach to treatment provides patients with much better care and an improved chance at long-term survival.

“Mesothelioma truly represents a disease that needs to be addressed in a multidisciplinary fashion,” Weigel said. “I advise patients to talk with all three oncologists — a medical, radiation and surgical oncologist — all at once to ensure that all options are clearly explained up front, prior to treatment.”

Weigel graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1986 and finished her surgical residency at Brown University in 1993. She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. At Brown, she also completed a research fellowship in tumor immunology/B-cell biology.

Specialties of Dr. Tracey Weigel

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Dr. Tracey Weigel’s Experience and Medical Education

  • Westchester Medical Center
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Rhode Island Hospital of Brown University (Residency)
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (Residency)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Fellowship)

Awards and Certifications for Dr. Tracey Weigel

  • Women in Business Awards, Westchester Magazine (2017)
  • Top Doctors for New York Metro, Castle Connolly (2016-2017) 
  • Top Doctors for Cancer Edition, Newsweek (2015)
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2011-2017) 
  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly (2011-2017) 
  • Geriatric Patient Care Award, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2010)
  • Board certified in cardiovascular surgery 

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Under Tracey Weigel, M.D.

  • Thoracic OncoGeriatric Assessment (TOGA) Trials

Publications of Dr. Tracey Weigel

  • Brongstein, M.E., Koo, D.C. & Weigel, T.L. (2019, August). Management of air leaks post-surgical lung resection. Annals of Translational Medicine. 
  • Chen, J.T. et al. (2016, March). A Twelve-Year Consecutive Case Experience in Thoracic Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 
  • Traynor, A.M. et al. (2013, July). Nuclear EGFR protein expression predicts poor survival in early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer.