Jennifer Nelson, MD, a pediatric cardiac surgeon, joins UNC faculty

Jennifer Nelson, MD, a pediatric cardiac surgeon, joins UNC faculty
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Jennifer S. Nelson, M.D.

Jennifer S. Nelson, M.D., joined the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in August as a pediatric cardiac surgeon. She serves as an assistant professor of surgery in the UNC School of Medicine and as director of the Congenital ECMO Program at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Nelson earned B.S. (with Distinction) and M.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and finished a General Surgery residency at UNC in 2010. She completed a Thoracic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2012 and was an ACGME Fellow in congenital cardiac surgery at Michigan in 2012-13.

Her clinical interests include pediatric heart surgery, heart surgery in newborns and low birth weight infants, adult congenital heart surgery, and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

Her research interests include the Ross procedure in children, post-cardiotomy ECMO, and pediatric cardiac assist devices.

To make an appointment with Dr. Nelson, call 919-966-3382.