Dr. Leonard Wudel Jr, MD

Dr. Leonard Wudel Jr, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Leonard Wudel Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in thoracic surgery.


Winston Salem, NC 27157

Contact Information

(336) 716-4314

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wudel Jr "To provide the most compassionate, complete, individualized and technologically advanced surgical care for thoracic disease(s)."

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Wudel Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

38  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
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58  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • National Institutes of Health-Indvidual National Research Service Award, 2000
  • The Alfred Blalock Surgical Resident Award-Outstanding Research, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2004
  • House Staff Clinical Teaching Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Kenneth Jacobs Research Fellowship Award, Vanderbilt University Department of Surgery, 2000
  • Super Award-Outstanding Employee, University of Michigan Medical Center, 2004
  • The Joseph W. and Bonnie J. Graves Award, Vanderbilt University Department of Surgery, 2003
  • Lloyd S. Rogers Award-Overall Best Research Presentation, The Association of VA Surgeons, 2002
  • Star Award, St. Thomas Hospital, 2011
Media & Publications
  • Disparate outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer: effect of race on long-term survival., 2002 May
  • Hepatic cryoablation-induced multi-system injury: bioluminescent detection of NF-kappa B activation in a transgenic mouse model., 2002
  • Orthotopic Liver transplantation and hepatic resection: lessons learned from complimentary disciplines., 2002
  • Multi-organ inflammation after hepatic cryoablation in BALB/c mice, 2003
  • Biliary reconstruction is enhanced with a collagen-polyethylene glycol sealant., 2002 Jun.
  • Long-Term Detrimental Effect of Bile Duct Injury on Health Related Quality of Life, 2004
  • Bile duct injury following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a cause for continued concern., 2001 Jun.
  • Modulation of endotoxin-induced NF-kappa B activation in lung and liver through TNF type 1 and IL-1 receptors., 2002 Dec.
  • The role of [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma., 2003 Feb.
  • Indications and limitations of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, 2003
  • Superior vena cava syndrome., 2001 Feb.
  • Prevention of gallstone formation in morbidly obese patients undergoing rapid weight loss: results of a randomized controlled pilot study., 2002 Jan.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Leonard Wudel Jr, MD
Could not have hoped to find a better Dr. He is skilled extremely caring and generous with his time and knowledge. You put your life in someone's hands during surgery and I am so very greatful it was his hands! Recommend him very highly.
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Lynda Mandarino in Davidson NC – Oct 13, 2017
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I have had 3 surgeries and I'm not nearly to the point doctor Wudel confidently predicted I would be after 1. His follow-up has been horrible, frankly ridiculous. He way oversold his abilities and way under delivered. I am now facing an additional procedure to repair his failed Hardware and I'm...Read More
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Butch Butler in Boone, NC – Nov 15, 2016
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