Biographies

David P. Nelson, MD, PhD

Director, Cardiac Intensive Care

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-1801

Fax: 513-803-1821

Email: david.nelson@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical Interests

Neurodevelopmental outcomes; family-centered care; cardiopulmonary interactions; physiology of non-conventional circulations; endocrine abnormalities in cardiac intensive care; management of acute decompensated heart failure; cardio-renal syndrome; end of life care

Research Interests

Quality of life and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with acquired and congenital heart disease; etiology of adrenal dysfunction in cardiac intensive care; inflammatory organ system injury after congenital heart surgery

Biography

David P. Nelson, MD, PhD, completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital. He served as the co-director of Cardiac Intensive Care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) from July 1996 to August 2005. In September of 2005, Dr. Nelson served as the director of Cardiac Intensive Care at Texas Children’s Hospital for four years before rejoining CCHMC as the director of Cardiac Intensive Care in 2009.

Dr. Nelson’s clinical interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with acquired and congenital disease; family-centered care; cardiopulmonary interactions and the physiology of non-conventional circulations; endocrine abnormalities in cardiac intensive care; management of acute decompensated heart failure in children; cardio-renal syndrome and end of life care.

His research focuses on quality of life and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with acquired and congenital heart disease; etiology of adrenal dysfunction in cardiac intensive care; inflammatory organ system injury and congenital heart surgery.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Chicago, 1987

MD: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1989.

Residency: University of Washington-Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 1989-1992.

Fellowship: Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1992-1994.

Certification:  Pediatrics, 1992; Pediatric Cardiology, 1994; Pediatric Critical Care, 1998.

Publications

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