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Dr. Leonard Wudel Jr, MD

Thoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Wudel Jr

Dr. Leonard Wudel Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

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(336) 716-4314

Dr. Wudel Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wudel Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wudel Jr performs Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wudel Jr performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wudel Jr performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wudel Jr performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wudel Jr performs Lung Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wudel Jr performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wudel Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diagnostic Lung Surgery
  • Endocarditis
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide the most compassionate, complete, individualized and technologically advanced surgical care for thoracic disease(s).


  • Thoracic Surgery


University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School


  • 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

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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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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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