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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Solms Nelson, MD, MS

Nemours Children's Hospital
6535 Nemours Parkway
Cardiac Surgery; 6th Floor
Orlando, FL  32827
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of North Carolina School of Medicine (M.D. 2005)
University of North Carolina Hospitals General Surgery Residency (2005-2010)
University of Michigan Cardiothoracic Residency; Cardiac Track (2010-2012)
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Fellow in Congenital Cardiac Surgery (2012-13)
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, North Carolina Children's Hospital (8/2013 - 8/2016)
Director of Pediatric ECMO, University of North Carolina Healthcare (8/2013 - 8/2016)
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (12/2016 - 3/2017)
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Nemours Children's Hospital (3/2017 - present)
Medical Director of ECMO, Nemours Children's Hospital (5/2017-present)
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida College of Medicine (5/2017-present)

Other Interests

Pediatric heart and lung transplantation
Aortic valve disease in children
Tetralogy of Fallot
Surgical outcomes in congenital heart disease
Surgery for adults with congenital heart disease

Additional Educational Information


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S., Biology 2000)                                                              UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (M.S.C.R. 2016)

Practice Areas

  • Congenital
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Congenital
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Basic science