Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

230 Patient Ratings
60 Patient Comments

Theresa L. Werner, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-0250 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 2B, GYN
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Theresa L. Werner, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine

Theresa L. Werner, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program. Dr. Werner is a specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology, and her main areas of interest include breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies (cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, and vagina).

Dr. Werner earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She then completed a residency in internal medicine and a chief medical residency at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, where she received awards for excellence in teaching and the clinical care of patients. Dr. Werner then completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology.

Dr. Werner is a member of the gynecologic and breast cancer programs at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She sees patients with these types of cancers in her clinic as well as those patients at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer in the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic. Dr. Werner is a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Southwest Oncology Group, and the Gynecology Oncology Group, where she serves as a member of the Medical Oncology Committee. She also serves on the National Cancer Institute’s Cervical Cancer Task Force and the National Cancer Comprehensive Network (NCCN) Panel for Ovarian Cancer which defines national standards for the oncologic care of ovarian cancer. Dr. Werner is heavily involved in clinical and translational research and is active in the experimental therapeutics and phase one clinical trial program. Dr. Werner serves as the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in breast and gynecologic cancers.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.9
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 25, 2014

One of the best experiences I've ever had with a physician....Dr. Werner listens, provides sound easy to follow instruction and compassion and encouragement rarely seen in a clinical setting.

January 25, 2014

good explanations and description. however, I was asked the same questions the previous three doctors asked. the exam made my pain worse and no one offered to help me with it until the drs left the room and I couldn't even stand. the nurse had remained behind to go over side effects and immediately took steps to get me some pain relief. she was wonderful.

January 19, 2014

great people to deal with bad cancer.!

December 21, 2013

Your chart doesn't have categories high enough for Dr. Werner and her staff.

December 16, 2013

It was such a refreshing experience to visit with Dr. Werner and her colleagues. We say "visit" because our experience was more like meeting with very knowledgeable friends than medical professionals we just met. Everyone was very caring towards my mother and I especially appreciated that.

December 15, 2013

On this visit, for the initial assessment I was able to see Esther L. Kannapel, A.P.R.N. I feel very lucky whenever I am able to see her. She is excellent in all ways, including her manner. She is very easy to talk to and I am amazed at the details she remembers from previous visits. I feel that she does a very thorough assessment for Dr. Werner and that I am in very good hands. I sincerely appreciate her help in all ways. I always see Dr. Soisson and Dr. Werner and think very are both excellent doctors as well, in all ways, including the very human way they treat me. I sincerely appreciate all the help I receive from all of these nurse/practitioners/doctors.

December 02, 2013

I feel safe and well cared for.

November 26, 2013

Theresa Werner is a wonderful doctor! I am happy to have her as mine. And Stephanie, her nurse, is great too. They are a terrific team.

November 11, 2013

The above questions would seem to indicate that there was choice, discussion and solution. We did not find that the case. Yes, we are not very pleased with things, and feel like there is little concern for our convenience or needs.

October 07, 2013

The staff at Huntsman has fought with me through two cancers in the past four years. From the lady that cleaned my room after my first debulking surgery up to the various oncologists involved in my treatment every person I have dealt with has made me feel I was the most important patient on the roster. Huntsman's staff has saved my life and my sanity.

September 30, 2013

all my experiences have been good

September 21, 2013

The care I received from all floors and everyone involved in my treatment was over the top in every aspect of my stay. I would recommend Huntsman institute and University of Utah because of their excellent medical staff and the care I received.

August 26, 2013

I really appreciate this team and how they know me and show concern for me.

August 12, 2013

I was extremely pleased with how Ester expressed her care for my interest and explained what can I do to maintain better health by writing a note for me just the way Dr. Warner did when I met her the first time. Huntsman has such amazing doctors not only intelligent but show their sincere care for patients. Thank you so very much!!

August 09, 2013

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Werner. She is wonderful and I thank God every day that I am able to be treated by her and her staff. I am in remission today because of their knowledge and excellent care. She always makes me feel like I am important and that she cares about me as a person. Even though I have to travel from Idaho every 3 weeks for treatment...it is sooo worth it!!

August 05, 2013

Dr. Werner's team from her secretaries (Killie or Kim) the nurses Rachael and Stephanie, her Physician Assistant Esther and Dr. Werner provide me with information that it really helps me. Esther went beyond anything posible to give information to my insurance and then to explain to me my problem and findings in my tests. Then Dr. Werner reaffirm and explain again with concern and clarity all my questions.

July 03, 2013

Same comment . . . outstanding throughout.

June 24, 2013

Very good experience. Better than I expected

June 19, 2013

The time spent with the doctor is short but, because of the teamwork with the nurse and nurse practitioner, it seems adequate.

June 07, 2013

Good

May 29, 2013

I have nothing but praise for the Oncology Dr.s & Staff from check in to the end of my appointment. All of the staff @ Huntsman is the best!!

May 09, 2013

I feel I have gotten the very best care possible in Clinic.

April 19, 2013

Fantastic providers. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

April 12, 2013

Dr. Werner has it nailed in terms of her interaction with me as a patient, a good mixture of professionalism and friendliness, showing attention to all relevant medical details while also showing an interest in me as a person and the elements of my personal life. She is an outstanding clinician.

March 11, 2013

I feel good about my care and the attention you give me. I need to bring more questions with me . . . You're so good at answering them. Thanks.

March 04, 2013

Dr. Werner and her Physician Assistant Esther are excellent human beings, which make them excellent, caring medical team. Great team

February 26, 2013

Dr. Theresa Werner and her assistants are always wonderful; they make me feel as though I am their only patient! Thank you!

February 19, 2013

Dr. Werner was even more than we expected she was outstanding

February 17, 2013

I have nothing but good comments & confidence that I'm at the best place to beat my cancer.

January 09, 2013

We have been so impressed with Dr. Warner and her entire staff. They are always concerned and helpful with questions and just explaining everything in detail!

January 02, 2013

My care was primarily provided by a nurse, not one of the group listed above.

January 01, 2013

The people involved are unbelievable! They make this difficult experience manageable. Thank you.

January 01, 2013

Highly confident in the entire team

November 19, 2012

Dr Werner is great!! I feel like she genuinly cares about me. She never acts like she is in a rush and takes the time to explain things and answer all my questions. I know I am getting the best care possible!

November 05, 2012

I absolutely love Dr Werner and trust her implicitly! Monday (and the one other time I waited a couple hrs), were just really busy days.

October 30, 2012

We are taking a change of direction with my treatment and I will need to ask more questions at the next appointment.

October 23, 2012

even thought I know they are very busy, they have time to answer my questions and encourage

October 15, 2012

due to the business of this day; we felt confident in time shared by care providers. It was all we needed to complete the phase of treatment mom is in.

October 13, 2012

Dr. Warner is always great to not only explain things well but she is also great to write things down.

October 12, 2012

felt i had excellent care.

October 01, 2012

Everyone we saw at the Huntsman Center was excellent and we feel very confident that we will get the best care possible at your facility

September 28, 2012

Again, the medical staff is no less than excellent.

September 23, 2012

Our experience with Dr. Warner was so great. She did a great job at not only talking to us, but she wrote down all of the important information regarding treatment, side effects and medication information as she was talking to us so that we could refer back to it and that was very helpful!

August 18, 2012

my hope is people I know won't have to go thru cancer, if so, I would recommend you. The doctor told me it was my decision to undergo chemo; in Az. it was the doctor telling me what to do.

August 17, 2012

Dr. Werner has been incredible from day one. She always makes me feel like she is there for just me while she is in the room, and not only medically, but also by taking time to have some personal conversation and interaction before I leave. Dr. Werner never makes me feel intimidated or fearful of asking questions - she is wonderful!

August 10, 2012

I am very pleased with the care I receive at Huntsman, and have much confidence in Dr. Werner, Dr Soisson, and their staffs.

August 06, 2012

Excellent service was received by HCI. I feel very confident with doctors, and all medical staff there.

July 16, 2012

The physician and nurse practitioner are excellent caregivers

June 30, 2012

Dr. Werner is awesome

June 04, 2012

Dr. Werner has an attention to detail and her efforts are a comfort to me in the way that she take their decisions about my treatment and recomendations, I am very pleased .

April 24, 2012

I look forward to my visits. They always cover all of my concerns.

April 14, 2012

Dr. Werner and Esther K. have given me excellent care. I look forward to seeing them for my appointments.

March 14, 2012

I would probably not recommend a specific provider in the infusion center, but I would definitely recommend HCI infusion center.

February 28, 2012

Dr. Werner took time to listen and give me their thoughts and suggestions. I am proud/thankful that I am able to receive care there. You guys are great.

February 16, 2012

Best care providers any where!!!!

February 14, 2012

I feel comfortable about asking questions and am answered with knowledge that I can understand.

February 14, 2012

Felt so much better about my challenges and condition after I met with the team.

February 13, 2012

Dr. Werner is the best!

February 09, 2012

very informative, helpful and personable

January 09, 2012

very satisfied and comfortable

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Uterine Neoplasms
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cervix Neoplasms

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-0255 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Oncology
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Theresa L. Werner, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine

Dr. Werner earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and her medical doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed her residency in internal medicine and a chief medical residency at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, where she received awards for excellence in teaching and the clinical care of patients. Dr. Werner then completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology.

Dr. Werner is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Utah School of Medicine, an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program. Dr. Werner is a specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology, with a focus on breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies (cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, and vagina). She also sees patients and families at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer in the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic.

Dr. Werner is a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Southwest Oncology Group, and the Gynecology Oncology Group, where she serves as a member of the Medical Oncology Committee. She also serves on the National Cancer Institute’s Cervical Cancer Task Force and the National Cancer Comprehensive Network (NCCN) Panel for Ovarian Cancer, which defines national standards for the oncologic care of ovarian cancer. Dr. Werner is heavily involved in clinical and translational research, with an emphasis on breast and gynecologic malignancies, and is active in the experimental therapeutics and phase one clinical trial programs. She currently serves as the principal investigator for numerous clinical trials, including cooperative group, industry sponsored, and investigator-initiated trials at HCI, with an emphasis on utilizing tumor profiling to better define patients that will best respond to targeted therapy.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Hematology/Oncology
Chief Fellow
Other Training University of Utah, Clinical Investigation Training Program
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Hematology/Oncology
Fellow
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Indiana University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Indiana University
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Horvath LE, Werner T, Boucher K, Jones (2013)The relationship between tumor size and stage in early versus advanced ovarian cancer.  Medical Hypotheses, 80(5),684-7
  2. Lum MM, Belnap TW, Frandsen J, Brown AP, Sause WT, Soisson AP, Dodson MK, Werner T, Gaffney D(2013)Survival Analysis of Cancer Patients With FIGO Stage IIIA Endometrial Cancer.  American Journal of Clinical Oncology: cancer clinical trials,
  3. Albright F, Teerlink C, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2012)Significant evidence for a heritable contribution to cancer predisposition: a review of cancer familiality by site.  BMC Cancer, 12138
  4. Tantravahi SK, Werner T(2012)Locally recurrent endometrial cancer: a case report.  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 10(4),442-5
  5. Morgan RJ, Alvarez RD, Armstrong DK, Burger RA, Castells M, Chen LM, Copeland L, Crispens MA, Gershenson D, Gray H, Hakam A, Havrilesky LJ, Johnston C, Lele S, Martin L, Matulonis UA, O'Malley DM, Penson RT, Remmenga SW, Sabbatini P, Santoso JT, Schilder RJ, Schink J, Teng N, Werner TL, Hughes M, Dwyer M(2012)Ovarian Cancer, Version 3.2012.  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 10(11),1339-1349
  6. Smit WS, Sufliarsky J, Werner TL, Dizon D, Wagnerova M, Hirte HW, Spirtos N, Oza A, Dirix L, El-Hashimy M, Acharyya S, Tan EY, Weber D, Schellens J(2012)A phase II study of Patupilone (EPO906) in patients with platinum- resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer. January 2012.  Clinical Ovarian Cancer and Other Gynecologic Malignancies,
  7. Gaffney DK, Werner T(2012)Curative Treatment for Recurrent and Metastatic Cervical Cancer  Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 7(6),521-523
  8. Yadav BS, George P, Sharma SC, McClennan E, Martino mA, Chapman J, Chen LM, Prakash G, Malhotra P, Tantravahi SK, Glenn MJ, Werner TL, Baksh, Sokol L, Morris G(2012)Primary Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of the Ovary: Current Clinical Practice  Seminars in Oncology,
  9. Morgan RJ Jr, Alvarez RD, Armstrong DK, Boston B, Burger RA, Chen LM, Copeland L, Crispens MA, Gershenson D, Gray HJ, Grigsby PW, Hakam A, Havrilesky LJ, Johnston C, Lele S, Matulonis UA, O'Malley DM, Penson RT, Remmenga SW, Sabbatini P, Schilder RJ, Schink JC, Teng N, Werner T(2011)Epithelial ovarian cancer.  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 9(1),82-113
  10. Brown AP, Neeley ES, Werner T, Soisson AP, Burt RW, Gaffney D(2010)A population-based study of subsequent primary malignancies after endometrial cancer: genetic, environmental, and treatment-related associations.  International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 78(1),127-35
  11. Montejo M, Werner TL, Gaffney (2009)Current challenges in clinical management of endometrial cancer.  Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 61(10),883-9
  12. Werner TL, Agarwal N, Carney HM, Rodgers G(2007)Management of cancer-associated thrombotic microangiopathy: what is the right approach?  American Journal of Hematology, 82(4),295-8
  13. Lo T, van Der Schalie E, Werner T, Brun YV, Din (2004)A temperature-sensitive mutation in the dnaE gene of Caulobacter crescentus that prevents initiation of DNA replication but not ongoing elongation of DNA.  Journal of Bacteriology, 186(4),1205-12

Review

  1. Lim HY, Werner T, Agarwal N, Rodgers GM(2008)Management of thrombotic microangiopathy with underlying malignancy. Helix Review Series: Oncology. 2008; 13(2):18-21  Helix Review Series, 13(2),18-21

Case Report

  1. Wong, J and Werner T(2011)Kikuchi-Fujimoto Lymphadenitis: A Case of Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer.  The American Journal of Case Reports, 1280-82
  2. Agarwal N, Spahr JE, Werner TL, Newton DL, Rodgers G(2006)Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenic purpura.  American Journal of Hematology, 81(2),132-5

Letter

  1. Camp NJ, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2008)Familial myeloma.  New England Journal of Medicine, 359(16),1734-5; author reply 1735

Abstract

  1. Diamond JR, Agarwal N, Bowles DW, Lan ET, Werner TL, Wu B, Rasmussen E, Gamelin E, Soto F, Friberg G, Sun YN, Sharma (2014)Evaluation of pharmacokinetic (PK) drug-drug interactions (DDI) between trebananib and paclitaxel (PTX) in patients (pts) with advanced solid tumors  ,
  2. Cohen AL, Factor R, Schabel M, Bild A, Werner T(2013)Effect of short course, high-dose valproic acid on proliferation in breast adenocarcinomas.  , 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstracts 31:15s, 2013(May 20 Supplement),e13522
  3. Munster P, VanDer Noll R, Voest E, Specht J, Werner TL, Dees EC, Tan AR, Daud A, Schellens J, Lolkema MP, Griffin M, Agarwal N, Falchook GS, Kleha JF, Durante M, Smith DA, Adams L, Greshock J, Morris SR, Kurzrock (2012)PI3K kinase inhibitor GSK2126458 (GSK458): Clinical activity in select patient (pt) populations defined by predictive markers (Study P3K112826). Oral Presentation European Society of Medical Oncology, September 2012, Vienna, Austria. [Abstract]. European Society of Medical Oncology.  ,
  4. Agarwal, N, Sahu M, Abhyankar J, Werner TL, Benjamin B, Srinivas NR, Sharma (2011)A drug-drug interaction study of Everolimus (an mTOR inhibitor) and JI-101, an orally active inhibitor of VEGF2, PDGF, and EphB4 receptros, in patients with advanced urologic tumors. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 2011. Published in J Clin Oncol 29:15s, 2011 (suppl; abstr e15077).  , 29(15s),
  5. Cohen, AL, Schabel M, Bild AH, Werner T(2011)VAST (Valproic Acid Signature Trial): A proof-of-principle study correlating pharmacology, pathology, and advanced imaging with genomic prediction of drug sensitivity in breast cancer. Poster Presentation Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 2011. (suppl; abstr TPS148)  , 29(15s),
  6. Bild AH, Sun Y, Soldi R, Conner T, Walker D, Werner T, Spira A, Andrulis I, Buys SS, Johnson (2009)A Genomic Biomarker for Breast Cancer Development in High-Risk Women. Poster Presentation. CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, December 2009. Published in Cancer Res 2009; 69(Suppl.): (24). Dec 15, 2009.  , 69(24),
  7. Smit WM, Sufliarksy J, Werner TL, Dizon D, Wagnerova M, Hirte HW, Delaney R, Li J, Weber D, Schellens JH(2009)A phase II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Patupilone in patients with platinum refractory/resistant ovarian, primary fallopian, or peritoneal cancer. Poster Presentation. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2009. Published in J Clin Oncol 27:15s, 2009 (suppl; abstr 5563).  , 27(15s),5563
  8. Horvath LE, Werner T, Jones K(2007)The Relationship between Tumor Size and Stage in Early versus Advanced Ovarian Cancer: A Retrospective Chart Review. Poster Presentation. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 2007. Published in J Clin Oncol, 25:18s, 2007 (suppl; abstr 5580).  , 25(18s),5580

Poster

  1. Raaum S, Tantravahi S, Werner T(2012)Neurocysticercosis or Neuro-metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma? Poster Presentation (Clinical Vignette), April 2012.  ,
  2. Raaum S, Tantravahi S, Werner T(2011)Neurocysticercosis or Neuro-metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma? Poster Presentation, Winner  ,
  3. Camp NJ, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2007)Hematologic Malignancies in the Utah Population Database. Oral Presentation.  ,
  4. Camp NJ, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2007)Multiple Myeloma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Evidence for Overlapping Genetic Etiologies. Platform Presentation.  ,
  5. Camp NJ, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2007)Pleiotropic Genetic Etiologies in Hematological Malignancies: Evidence from the Utah Population Database. Oral Presentation., ,  ,
  6. Camp NJ, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2007)Strong Evidence for a Genetic Component to Multiple Myeloma and Pleiotrophy with Other Hematologic Malignancies.  ,
  7. Camp NJ, Werner TL, Cannon-Albright L(2007)The Familiality of Multiple Myeloma in the Utah Population Database.  ,

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