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Wen Shen, M.D.

Endocrine surgeon

Dr. Wen T. Shen is a surgeon specializing in procedures for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland surgery. He treats patients primarily at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research focuses on the molecular biology, genetics and treatment of thyroid cancer as well as the use of minimally invasive surgery. Shen also has an interest in medical history and has studied the development of hormonal therapies for benign and malignant conditions and the impact of the 1942 Coconut Grove Fire in Boston on the evolution of surface treatment for burns.

Shen graduated magna cum laude at Harvard College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and science. He earned a medical degree and completed a surgical residency and research fellowship in endocrine surgery at UCSF. He received the Esther Nusz Achievement Award from the UCSF Department of Surgery, Resident's Prize from the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, William Osler Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine and Rothschild Prize from the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.

Clinics

Endocrine Surgical and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7687
Fax: (415) 353-7781

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

UCSF 1999

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2007

Fellowships

UCSF, Endocrine Surgery 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Seib CD, Greenblatt DY, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Clark OH, Duh QY. Adrenalectomy outcomes are superior with the participation of residents and fellows. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jul; 219(1):53-60.
  2. Candell L, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Clark OH, Duh QY. Ultrasound-guided methylene blue dye injection for parathyroid localization in the reoperative neck. World J Surg. 2014 Jan; 38(1):88-91.
  3. Campbell MJ, McCoy KL, Shen WT, Carty SE, Lubitz CC, Moalem J, Nehs M, Holm T, Greenblatt DY, Press D, Feng X, Siperstein AE, Mitmaker E, Benay C, Tabah R, Oltmann SC, Chen H, Sippel RS, Brekke A, Vriens MR, Lodewijk L, Stephen AE, Nagar S, Angelos P, Ghanem M, Prescott JD, Zeiger MA, Aragon Han P, Sturgeon C, Elaraj DM, Nixon IJ, Patel SG, Bayles SW, Heneghan R, Ochieng P, Guerrero MA, Ruan DT. A multi-institutional international study of risk factors for hematoma after thyroidectomy. Surgery. 2013 Dec; 154(6):1283-91.
  4. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Shen WT, Duh QY. Variant adrenal venous anatomy in 546 laparoscopic adrenalectomies. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr; 148(4):378-83.
  5. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Cohen JK, Mitmaker EJ, Liu C, Tyrrell JB, Shen WT, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma crisis is not a surgical emergency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):581-91.
  6. Cisco RM, Kuo JH, Ogawa L, Scholten A, Tsinberg M, Duh QY, Clark OH, Gosnell JE, Shen WT. Impact of race on intraoperative parathyroid hormone kinetics: an analysis of 910 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Arch Surg. 2012 Nov 1; 147(11):1036-40.
  7. Tsinberg M, Duh QY, Cisco RM, Gosnell JE, Scholten A, Clark OH, Shen WT. Practice patterns and job satisfaction in fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons. Surgery. 2012 Dec; 152(6):953-6.
  8. Schreinemakers JM, Vriens MR, Munoz-Perez N, Guerrero MA, Suh I, Rinkes IH, Gosnell J, Shen WT, Clark OH, Duh QY. Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography scan-positive recurrent papillary thyroid cancer and the prognosis and implications for surgical management. World J Surg Oncol. 2012; 10:192.
  9. Grogan RH, Mitmaker EJ, Hwang J, Gosnell JE, Duh QY, Clark OH, Shen WT. A population-based prospective cohort study of complications after thyroidectomy in the elderly. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 May; 97(5):1645-53.
  10. Cisco RM, Shen WT, Gosnell JE. Extent of surgery for papillary thyroid cancer: preoperative imaging and role of prophylactic and therapeutic neck dissection. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2012 Mar; 13(1):1-10.
  11. Mitmaker EJ, Griff NJ, Grogan RH, Sarkar R, Kebebew E, Duh QY, Clark OH, Shen WT. Modulation of matrix metalloproteinase activity in human thyroid cancer cell lines using demethylating agents and histone deacetylase inhibitors. Surgery. 2011 Apr; 149(4):504-11.
  12. Lin CI, Du J, Shen WT, Whang EE, Donner DB, Griff N, He F, Moore FD, Clark OH, Ruan DT. Mitogen-inducible gene-6 is a multifunctional adaptor protein with tumor suppressor-like activity in papillary thyroid cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Mar; 96(3):E554-65.
  13. Guerrero MA, Suh I, Vriens MR, Shen WT, Gosnell J, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh QY. The number of needle passes affects the accuracy of parathyroid hormone assay with intraoperative parathyroid aspiration. Am J Surg. 2010 Dec; 200(6):701-5; discussion 705-6.
  14. Rahbari R, Mathur A, Kitano M, Guerrero M, Shen WT, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Prospective randomized trial of ligasure versus harmonic hemostasis technique in thyroidectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Apr; 18(4):1023-7.
  15. Shen WT, Grogan R, Vriens M, Clark OH, Duh QY. One hundred two patients with pheochromocytoma treated at a single institution since the introduction of laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):893-7.
  16. Suh I, Vriens MR, Guerrero MA, Griffin A, Shen WT, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Serum thyroglobulin is a poor diagnostic biomarker of malignancy in follicular and Hurthle-cell neoplasms of the thyroid. Am J Surg. 2010 Jul; 200(1):41-6.
  17. Grogan RH, Mitmaker E, Vriens MR, Harari A, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Clark OH, Duh QY. Adrenal incidentaloma: does an adequate workup rule out surprises? Surgery. 2010 Aug; 148(2):392-7.
  18. Moalem J, Ruan DT, Farkas RL, Shen WT, Miller S, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Prospective evaluation of the rate and impact of hemolysis on intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) assay results. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov; 17(11):2963-9.
  19. Moalem J, Ruan DT, Farkas RL, Shen WT, Kebebew E, Duh QY, Clark OH. Patterns of antibiotic prophylaxis use for thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy: results of an international survey of endocrine surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jun; 210(6):949-56.
  20. Shen WT, Ogawa L, Ruan D, Suh I, Duh QY, Clark OH. Central neck lymph node dissection for papillary thyroid cancer: the reliability of surgeon judgment in predicting which patients will benefit. Surgery. 2010 Aug; 148(2):398-403.

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