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Nicole A. Wilson, Ph.D., M.D.

Nicole A. Wilson, Ph.D., M.D.

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General Surgery, Surgery

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I love pediatric surgery. Pediatric surgery allows me to get to know patients and families, sometimes during their hardest moments, and to work to improve the health and wellness of infants, children, and adolescents.

I strive to treat all patients and families with a teamwork approach, in w...
I love pediatric surgery. Pediatric surgery allows me to get to know patients and families, sometimes during their hardest moments, and to work to improve the health and wellness of infants, children, and adolescents.

I strive to treat all patients and families with a teamwork approach, in which we all work together to provide the best outcome for the child. I believe that inclusive, multidisciplinary care for the whole patient (body and mind) is a key to success in today's healthcare environment. I promise to give my very best to help you and your child through whatever challenges you are facing.

Areas of Expertise (Clinical):

* Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
* Pediatric minimally invasive surgery
* Congenital neonatal diseases
* Management of pectus carinatum and excavatum

Areas of Expertise (Research):

* Computational imaging, 3D modeling
* Biomechanics
* Statistics, experimental design
* Device development

Engineering and pediatric surgery are naturally paired specialties – in addition to a pediatric surgeon, I am also a biomedical engineer. The complex and ever-changing nature of clinical pediatric surgery offers the chance to improve the lives of children by taking challenges we experience in the clinical setting into the laboratory environment to help create better solutions. To that end, I direct the Pediatric Surgery Structure-Function Laboratory. My mission is to create an environment aimed at developing novel tools that will improve the practice of pediatric surgery with a focus on computational imaging and machine learning technology.

I take pride in teaching and mentoring the next generation. My work and my lab support medical students, graduate students, residents, and other trainees with an interest in pediatric surgery and/or biomedical engineering.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery (SMD)

Assistant Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD) - Joint

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 2018 - 2020

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Washington University School of Medicine. 2014 - 2018

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Washington University School of Medicine. 2013 - 2014

Fellowship, Research, National Institutes of Health, NIH. 2008 - 2009

Fellowship, University of Chicago. 2007 - 2008

Education

MD | Rush Medical College at Rush University. 2013

PHD | Illinois Institute of Technology. Specialist/Technology, Other, Biomedical Engineering. 2007

Awards

Jay Grosfeld, MD Scholar Grant. 2023

Keith D. Amos, MD Memorial Award. 2018

Eugene M. Bricker, MD Teaching Award. 2018

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. 2018

Research

Research Lab

Publications

Journal Articles

In Search of the Truth: Choice of Ground-Truth for Predictive Modeling of Trauma Team Activation in Pediatric Trauma.

Chacon M, Liu CW, Crawford L, Polydore H, Ting T, Wakeman D, Wilson NA

Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2024 February 15 Epub 02/15/2024.

Machine Learning Improves the Accuracy of Trauma Team Activation Level Assignments in Pediatric Patients.

Liu CW, Chacon M, Crawford L, Polydore H, Ting T, Wilson NA

Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2024 January 59 (1):74-79. Epub 09/22/2023.

The Challenge of Small Intestine Length Measurement: A Systematic Review of Imaging Techniques.

Chacon MA, Wilson NA

The Journal of surgical research.. 2023 May 19290 :71-82. Epub 05/19/2023.

CORR Insights®: Can a Deep Learning Algorithm Improve Detection of Occult Scaphoid Fractures in Plain Radiographs? A Clinical Validation Study.

Wilson NA

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2023 April 11481 (9):1836-8. Epub 04/11/2023.

CORR Insights®: Deep Learning Assistance Closes the Accuracy Gap in Fracture Detection Across Clinician Types.

Wilson NA

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2023 March 1481 (3):589-591. Epub 10/18/2022.

CORR Insights®: There are Considerable Inconsistencies Among Minimum Clinically Important Differences in TKA: A Systematic Review.

Wilson NA

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2023 January 1481 (1):81-83. Epub 11/18/2022.

Value Added from Same-day Discharge after Appendectomy for Children with Simple Appendicitis.

Juviler P, Wilson NA, Livingston MH, Levatino E, Bowden A, Meyers JM, Tesini B, Gleason C, Pegoli W, Arca MJ, Wakeman D

Pediatric quality & safety.. 2023 8 (1):e629. Epub 01/16/2023.

Social Determinants of Health are Associated With Postoperative Outcomes in Children With Complicated Appendicitis.

Takirambudde S, Ruffolo LI, Wakeman DS, Dale BS, Arca MJ, Wilson NA

The Journal of surgical research.. 2022 August 5279 :692-701. Epub 08/05/2022.

Long-term functional, psychological, emotional, and social outcomes in pediatric victims of violence.

Ganpo-Nkwenkwa NS, Wakeman DS, Pierson L, Vella MA, Wilson NA

Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2022 July 30 Epub 07/30/2022.

Outcomes After Child Physical Abuse and Association with Community-Level Social Determinants of Health.

Ruffolo LI, Gaba H, Dale BS, Sandler M, Vella MA, Stassen NA, Wilson NA, Wakeman DS

Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2022 June 16 Epub 06/16/2022.

Prehospital Factors Predict Outcomes in Pediatric Trauma: A Principal Component Analysis.

Ting T, Wakeman DS, Arca MJ, Wilson NA

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.. 2022 May 12 Epub 05/12/2022.

Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Congenital Tracheobiliary Fistula in a Neonate: Technical Report and Review of the Literature.

Wilson NA, Douglas ZH, Briden K, Witt R, Lodhi HS, Cole FS, Shakhsheer BA, Dunsky K

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.. 2021 September 21 Epub 09/21/2021.

Reduction of surgical site infections in pediatric patients with complicated appendicitis: Utilization of antibiotic stewardship principles and quality improvement methodology.

Wakeman D, Livingston MH, Levatino E, Juviler P, Gleason C, Tesini B, Wilson NA, Pegoli W, Arca MJ

Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2021 September 21 Epub 09/21/2021.

Implementation of a clinical guideline for nonoperative management of isolated blunt renal injury in children.

Steinberger AE, Wilson NA, Fairfax C, Treon SJ, Herndon M, Levene TL, Keller MS

Surgery open science.. 2021 July 5 :19-24. Epub 05/03/2021.

Extended sternotomy with lateral neck incision: An alternative approach for children with large apical chest masses with thoracic inlet involvement.

MacGregor RM, Wilson NA, Shakhsheer BA, Keller MS, Dillon PA, Abarbanell AM

Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2021 January 7 Epub 01/07/2021.

Case report of mesenteric strangulation secondary to longstanding ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter.

Grant MT, Wilson NA, Keller MS, Huguenard AL, Strahle JM, Vrecenak JD

Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.. 2021 January 2 Epub 01/02/2021.

Wandering spleen in a pediatric patient.

Wilson NA; Antiel RM; Dillon PD.

Surgery. 2020; 168(2): e9-e10.

A Novel Approach to Calculating Small Intestine Length Based on Magnetic Resonance Enterography.

Wilson NA, Park HS, Lee KS, Barron LK, Warner BW

Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2017 August 225 (2):266-273.e1. Epub 04/23/2017.

Pediatric oncology providers' perceptions of fertility preservation in adolescent and young women with cancer.

Graham LS; Hullmann SE; Lawsin C; Wilson NA; Wood-Molo M; Ording J; Ginder C; Daley K; Kent PM.

Womens Reprod Health (Phila). 2017; 4(1): 1-13.

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Wilson NA; Pegoli W Jr; Gitzelmann CA; Foito T; Faria JJ; Wakeman D.

Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula: A rare

Current status of surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux in children.

Wakeman DS, Wilson NA, Warner BW

Current opinion in pediatrics.. 2016 June 28 (3):356-62. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intraoperative endoscopic treatment of Mirizzi syndrome in a pediatric patient.

Wilson NA; Wakeman D; Utterson EC; Vogel AM.

J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2016; 5: 8-11.

Insurance status and outcomes in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

Balash PR, Wilson NA, Bruns NE, Luu MB, Francescatti AB, Maroulis B, Autajay KM, Myers JA

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.. 2014 October 24 (5):457-60. Epub 1900 01 01.

A subjective assessment of medical student perceptions on animal models in medical education.

Daly SC, Wilson NA, Rinewalt DE, Bines SD, Luu MB, Myers JA

Journal of surgical education.. 2014 71 (1):61-4. Epub 08/17/2013.

Managing 'buttonhole' complications.

Wilson NA, Shenoy S

The journal of vascular access.. 2014 15 Suppl 7 :S91-5. Epub 04/17/2014.

Ultrasound in preoperative evaluation for dialysis-access placement.

Wilson NA, Shenoy S

Seminars in dialysis.. 2014 27 (6):593-5. Epub 07/10/2014.

Assessment of diffraction-enhanced synchrotron imaging for cartilage degeneration of the human knee joint.

Li J, Wilson N, Zelazny A, Meyer J, Zhong Z, Muehleman C

Clinical anatomy : official journal of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists & the British Association of Clinical Anatomists.. 2013 July 26 (5):621-9. Epub 06/04/2012.

Effects of knee bracing on patellofemoral pain.

Lee SJ; Ren Y; Wilson NA; Kang SH; Zhang LQ.

Lower Extremity Review. 2011; .

Quantitative evaluations of ankle spasticity and stiffness in neurological disorders using manual spasticity evaluator.

Peng Q, Park HS, Shah P, Wilson N, Ren Y, Wu YN, Liu J, Gaebler-Spira DJ, Zhang LQ

Journal of rehabilitation research and development.. 2011 48 (4):473-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dynamic in vivo quadriceps lines-of-action.

Wilson NA, Sheehan FT

Journal of biomechanics.. 2010 August 1043 (11):2106-13. Epub 05/10/2010.

Correlating femoral shape with patellar kinematics in patients with patellofemoral pain.

Harbaugh CM, Wilson NA, Sheehan FT

Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society.. 2010 July 28 (7):865-72. Epub 1900 01 01.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: proximal, distal, and local factors, an international retreat, April 30-May 2, 2009, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.

Davis IS, Powers CM

The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy.. 2010 March 40 (3):A1-16. Epub 1900 01 01.

In vivo patellar tracking induced by individual quadriceps components in individuals with patellofemoral pain.

Lin F, Wilson NA, Makhsous M, Press JM, Koh JL, Nuber GW, Zhang LQ

Journal of biomechanics.. 2010 January 1943 (2):235-41. Epub 10/29/2009.

Effect of bracing on dynamic patellofemoral contact mechanics.

Wilson NA, Mazahery BT, Koh JL, Zhang LQ

Journal of rehabilitation research and development.. 2010 47 (6):531-41. Epub 1900 01 01.

Dynamic in vivo 3-dimensional moment arms of the individual quadriceps components.

Wilson NA, Sheehan FT

Journal of biomechanics.. 2009 August 2542 (12):1891-7. Epub 06/09/2009.

In vivo strain of the medial vs. lateral quadriceps tendon in patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Wilson NA, Press JM, Zhang LQ

Journal of applied physiology.. 2009 August 107 (2):422-8. Epub 06/18/2009.

In vivo noninvasive evaluation of abnormal patellar tracking during squatting in patients with patellofemoral pain.

Wilson NA, Press JM, Koh JL, Hendrix RW, Zhang LQ

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2009 March 191 (3):558-66. Epub 1900 01 01.

Gender differences in passive knee biomechanical properties in tibial rotation.

Park HS, Wilson NA, Zhang LQ

Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society.. 2008 July 26 (7):937-44. Epub 1900 01 01.

Arthroscopic distal clavicle resection: a biomechanical analysis of resection length and joint compliance in a cadaveric model.

Edwards SL, Wilson NA, Flores SE, Koh JL, Zhang LQ

Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 2007 December 23 (12):1278-84. Epub 1900 01 01.

Complications of high tibial osteotomy with external fixation in adolescent Blount's disease.

Wilson NA, Scherl SA, Cramer KE

Orthopedics.. 2007 October 30 (10):848-52. Epub 1900 01 01.

Two-part surgical neck fractures of the proximal part of the humerus. A biomechanical evaluation of two fixation techniques.

Edwards SL, Wilson NA, Zhang LQ, Flores S, Merk BR

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2006 October 88 (10):2258-64. Epub 1900 01 01.

The recruitment of women in orthopaedic surgery.

Biermann JS

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2001 October 83 (10):1588-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Attracting female candidates to the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Stickles B

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2001 June 83 (6):954-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Initial review of Electronic Residency Application Service charts by orthopaedic residency faculty members. Does applicant gender matter?

Scherl SA, Lively N, Simon MA

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2001 January 83 (1):65-70. Epub 1900 01 01.

Accidental and nonaccidental femur fractures in children.

Scherl SA, Miller L, Lively N, Russinoff S, Sullivan CM, Tornetta P

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2000 July (376):96-105. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Botulinum Toxin Dosing Manual (2021)

Authors: Alter KE, Wilson NA

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing 2021

Botulinum Neurotoxin Injection Manual (2015)

Authors: Alter KE, Wilson NA (Editor and Illustrator)

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing, New York, NY 2015

Botulinum Neurotoxin Injection Manual (2015)

Chapter: Botulinum Neurotoxin for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions

Authors: Alter KE, Wilson NA

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing, New York, NY 2015

Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation Procedures: Text and Atlas. (2013)

Authors: Alter KE, Hallett M, Karp B, Lungu C. [Wilson NA (Illustrator).]

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing, New York, NY 2013

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