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Catherine Nelson

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 670
Rochester NY 14642
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TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry

 Awards And Honors
2007     Medical Student Teaching Award  | University of Rochester
Catherine Nelson, M.D. has joined the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. She will see patients at both Strong Memorial and F.F. Thompson hospitals.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a concentration in Genetics and Development, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dr. Nelson earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. From 2006 to 2011, she completed her general surgery residency at Michigan State University Integrated General Surgery program in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Nelson then spent an additional year as a fellow at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Nelson is licensed to practice medicine in New York State. She is a member of professional organizations including the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine and American College of Surgeons.
In addition, Dr. Nelson has authored a wide variety of publications related to trauma, surgical critical care and acute care surgery. Her special interests include quality improvement. Dr. Nelson is involved in the community, playing an active role in fundraising initiatives for Operation Smile, Teddy Bear Hospital, MSU and Alternatives for Battered Women, among others.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Anderson CI, Nelson CS, Graham CF, Mosher BD, Gohil KN, Morrison CA, Schneider PD, Kepros JP. Disorganized care: the findings of an iterative, in-depth analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep; 177(1):43-8.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Garg A, Nelson CS, Burrell L, Duggan AK, Sia C. Association of substance use discussion by pediatric providers with the parent-provider relationship and maternal behavior change. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Mar; 49(3):240-8.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Nelson CS, Tandon SD, Duggan AK, Serwint JR. Communication between key stakeholders within a medical home: a qualitative study. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Apr; 48(3):252-62.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Nelson CS, Higman SM, Sia C, McFarlane E, Fuddy L, Duggan AK. Medical homes for at-risk children: parental reports of clinician-parent relationships, anticipatory guidance, and behavior changes. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan; 115(1):48-56.
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  5. Nelson CS, Wissow LS, Cheng TL. Effectiveness of anticipatory guidance: recent developments. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Dec; 15(6):630-5.
    View in: PubMed


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