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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4435

Fax: (585) 276-2370

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Surgery

Biography

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

2007
PhD | Illinois Institute of Medical Technology
Biomedical Engineering

2013
MD | Rush Medical College of Rush University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2018 - 07/31/2020
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital

07/01/2014 - 06/22/2018
Residency in General Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital

06/10/2013 - 06/30/2014
Internship in General Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital

02/01/2008 - 08/30/2009
Research in Biomedical Engineering at National Institute of Health

07/01/2007 - 01/31/2008
Fellowship in Neuroscience at University of Chicago Medical Center

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Awards

2018
Keith D. Amos, MD Memorial Award
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

2018
Eugene M. Bricker, MD Teaching Award
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

2018
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2020
Wilson NA; Antiel RM; Dillon PD. "Wandering spleen in a pediatric patient." Surgery. 2020; 168(2): e9-e10.

9/2019
Wilson NA. "CORR Insights®: Biomechanical Function and Size of the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles of the ACL Change Differently with Skeletal Growth in the Pig Model." Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2019 Sep 0; 477(9):2175-2177.

9/2017
Wilson NA; Pegoli W Jr; Gitzelmann CA; Foito T; Faria JJ; Wakeman D. "Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula: A rare variant and cautionary tale." J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2017; 24: 21-24.

Books & Chapters

2021
Book Title: Botulinum Toxin Dosing Manual
Author List: Alter KE, Wilson NA
Edited By: Alter KE, Wilson NA.
Published By: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing 2021

2015
Book Title: Botulinum Neurotoxin Injection Manual
Author List: Alter KE, Wilson NA (Editor and Illustrator)
Edited By: Alter KE, Wilson NA (Eds.)
Published By: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing 2015 in New York, NY

2015
Chapter Title: Botulinum Neurotoxin for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions
Book Title: Botulinum Neurotoxin Injection Manual
Author List: Alter KE, Wilson NA
Edited By: Alter KE, Wilson NA (Eds.)
Published By: Demos Medical Publishing (imprint), Springer Publishing 2015 in New York, NY

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