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

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

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

Research Labs

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 (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery

Education

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

2013
MD | Rush Medical College at Rush University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2018 - 07/31/2020
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Washington University In St. Louis (USA)

07/01/2014 - 06/22/2018
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Washington University In St. Louis (USA)

06/10/2013 - 06/30/2014
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Washington University In St. Louis (USA)

02/01/2008 - 08/30/2009
Fellowship in Specialist/Technology, Other, Biomedical Engineering at National Institutes of Health, NIH

07/01/2007 - 01/31/2008
Fellowship at University of Chicago

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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

8/5/2022
Takirambudde S, Ruffolo LI, Wakeman DS, Dale BS, Arca MJ, Wilson NA. "Social Determinants of Health are Associated With Postoperative Outcomes in Children With Complicated Appendicitis." The Journal of surgical research.. 2022 Aug 5; 279:692-701. Epub 2022 Aug 05.

7/30/2022
Ganpo-Nkwenkwa NS, Wakeman DS, Pierson L, Vella MA, Wilson NA. "Long-term functional, psychological, emotional, and social outcomes in pediatric victims of violence." Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2022 Jul 30; Epub 2022 Jul 30.

6/16/2022
Ruffolo LI, Gaba H, Dale BS, Sandler M, Vella MA, Stassen NA, Wilson NA, Wakeman DS. "Outcomes After Child Physical Abuse and Association with Community-Level Social Determinants of Health." Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2022 Jun 16; Epub 2022 Jun 16.

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
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

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

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