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Julie S. Wecsler, MD  

Specialty:

Surgery
 

Location(s):

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
 

Department/Division:

Breast Oncology
 

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Rush University
 

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery
 

Medical Education:

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
 

Residency:

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
 

Fellowship:

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
 

Clinical Expertise:

Breast Cancer, benign breast disease, oncoplastic surgery
 

Publications:

Wecsler JS, Jeong YJ, Raghavendra AS, Mack W, Tripathy D, Yamashita M, Sheth P, Hovanessian Larsen L, Russell C, MacDonald H, Sener SF, Lang JE. Factors Associated with MRI Detection of Occult Lesions in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancers. Journal of Surgical Oncology; 2020; 121;4: 589-598. Raghavendra AS, Wecsler J, Ji L, Sheth P, Ricker C, Church T, Sposto R, Lang J, Sener S, Larsen L, Tripathy D. Clinical Findings and Outcomes from MRI Staging of Breast Cancer in a Diverse Population. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 2019; 174(2):315-324. Wecsler JS, Karim R, Ma Y, Nelson M, Sener SF, Russell CA, Spicer D, Lu J, Lang JE. A Comparison of Tumor Biology Based on Genomic Health Oncotype DX Recurrence Scores in a Private Cancer Center Versus a Public Safety-Net Hospital. American Society of Breast Surgeons; 2017. Wecsler JS, Epstein M, Kiran S, Zaremba N, Khan S, Silverstein MJ. Outcome after Local Invasive Recurrence: The Impact of Original Diagnosis of DCIS Versus Invasive Cancer. American Society of Breast Surgery; 2017. Zaremba N, Epstein M, Wecsler J, Kiran S, Khan S, Silverstein MJ. Excision Alone for Low Risk Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Using University of Southern California/Van Nuys Prognostic Index. American Society of Breast Surgeons; 2017 Sprunt J, Barrak D, Morocco E, Pan E, Wu G, Tung L, Wecsler JS, Raghavendra AS, Ragab O, Chung E, Tripathy D, Schechter N, Russell C, Sener S, Lang JE. A Matched Pair Cohort Study of the Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Stage I-III Breast Cancer; Society of Surgical Oncology; 2016. Forte VA, Woodham AW, Lacson JC, Salinas D, Wecsler JS, Lang JE. Circulating Tumor Cells in Stage I-III breast cancer and survival outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. New Approaches Combating Cancer and Aging; 2015;3: 63-77. Sher LS, Levi DM, Wecsler JS, Lo M, Petrovic LM, Groshen S, Ji L, Uso TD, Tector AJ, Hamilton A, Marsh JW, Schwartz ME. Liver Transplantation in the Setting of Neuroendocrine Tumors: A 20-Year Experience. Journal of Surgical Oncology; 2015;112(2):125-32. Wecsler JS, Tereffe W, Pedersen RC, Sieffert MR, Mack WJ, Cui H, Russell CA, Woods RR, Viscusi RK, Sener SF, Lang JE. Lymph-Node Status and Survival in Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 2015; 151(1):113-20. Poole BB, Wecsler JS, Sheth P, Sener SF, Wang L, Tripathy D, Larsen L, Lee S, Yamashita M, Lang JE. Malignancy Rates after Surgical Excision of Discordant Breast Biopsies; Journal of Surgical Research; 2015; 195(1):152-157. Lang JE, Wecsler JS, Press MF, Tripathy D. Molecular Markers for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Prognosis and Targeted Therapy. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2015. 111(1):81-90. Wecsler JS, Raghavendra AS, Mack WJ, Tripathy D, Yamashita M, Sheth P, Hovanessian-Larsen L, Sener SF, Russell C, MacDonald H, Lang JE. Predictors of MRI Detection of Occult Lesions in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer; San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2015. Ryan JL, Raghavendra AS, Tung L, Wecsler JS, Sener SF, MacDonald HR, Ricker C, Tripathy D, Lang JE. The Impact of BRCA Mutations in a Young, Predominantly Hispanic Breast Cancer Population; Society of Surgical Oncology; 2015. Wecsler JS, Zhu W, Mineyev N, Punj V, Tripathy D, Ring A, Sener SF, Lang JE. Rapid Processing Algorithm for CTC Enumeration and RNA Isolation in Breast Cancer; Society of Surgical Oncology; 2014. Poole BB, Wecsler JS, Sheth P, Sener SF, Wang L, Tripathy D, Larsen L, Lee S, Yamashita M, Lang JE. Malignancy Rates after Surgical Excision of Discordant Breast Biopsies; American Society of Breast Surgeons; 2014. Wecsler JS, Raghavendra AS, Ji L, Groshen S, Tripathy D, Yamashita M, Sheth P, Sener SF, Russell C, MacDonald H, Lang JE. Sensitivity of MRI for Detection of Occult Lesions in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer; American Society of Breast Surgeons; 2014. Wecsler JS, Mateo R, et al. Multicenter Analysis of Liver Transplantation (LT) for Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET): Is a MELD Exception Justified? American Transplant Congress; June 2009; Boston, MA. Wecsler JS, Selby R, Sher L. Does Outcome Following Liver Transplantation For Neuroendocrine Tumors Justify MELD Exception? Hepatology Young Investigators Forum, Controversies in Transplantation. March 2008; Breckenridge, CO. Cohen LB, Wecsler JS, Gaetano JN et al. Endoscopic Sedation in the United States: results from a nationwide survey. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2006; 101(5):967-74. Cohen LB, Dubovsky A, Gaetano JN, Wecsler JS et al. Endoscopic Sedation: A Survey of Patient Attitudes and Expectations During Colonoscopy; College of Gastroenterology 69th annual scientific meeting; 2004. Cohen LB, Hightower CD, Wood DA, Wecsler JS et al. Wireless pH-Metry Combined with Surveillance Endoscopy in Barrett’s Esophagus; American College of Gastroenterology; 2004.
 

Research Interests:

Role of breast MRI, disparities in cancer care, oncoplastic surgery
 
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