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Dr. David H. Nielson, MD, Lung Cancer Treatment Specialist

Dr Nielson

BOARD CERTIFIED CARDIAC & THORACIC SURGERY ENDOSCOPIC CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
BOARD CERTIFIED GENERAL SURGERY

RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation of malignant lung tumors peformed for over 8 years)
ETS
(Micro Single Incision Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for HH, FB, Raynauds)
VATS (Video Assisted Thorascopic Surgery)
AMBTS (Ambulatory Thoracic Surgery)

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Dr. Nielson's Background

Education
Graduate Work
Internship
Residency
Fellowship
Certification
Professional memberships

Languages
Awards
Research Technician
Publications
Presentations
Other
Professional Experience

Education

B.A., University of Utah, 9/76-6/77, 9/79-6/82 - Major: Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude Graduate

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Graduate Work

University of Utah, 9/82-6/83 - Major: Biochemistry
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, 7/85 - 5/89 - Philadelphia, PA

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Internship

General Surgery, 6/89-6/90 - Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

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Residency

General Surgery, 7/90-6/94 - Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

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Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Surgery, 7/94-6/96 - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

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Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, Diplomat
American Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat
Licensure Physician and Surgeon, Pennsylvania, 7/91-12/96
Physician and Surgeon, Texas, 8/96-present

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Professional memberships

American Association of Clinical Anatomists
American College of Surgeons, Diplomat
American Medical Association
Bexar County Medical Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery 7/90 to 6/95
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Society, Fellow
Texas Medical Association

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Languages

English
Spanish

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Awards

Best Resident Presentation Award, Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting, Hershey, PA, 9/25/93

Anna Elizabeth Fleer Surgical Fellowship for most outstanding research leading to publications, Dept of Surgery, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 6/17/93

Outstanding Student Teaching Award, Dept of Surgery, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 6/17/93

Peterson-Figueroa award for best ventilator wean of the year, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 6/18/90.

Research in Surgical Oncology - development and testing of combination therapy regimens for selected cancers, The National Institutes of Health, 7/88-9/88, Bethesda, MD.

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Research Technician

"Structural Characterization of the Isoforms of Neonatal and Adult Rat Liver Metallothionein", D. Winge, K. Nielson, University of Utah Medical Center, 10/82-4/83.

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Publications

Demmy TL, Nielson DH, Curtis JJ, Improved method for deep thoracoscopic lung nodule excision, Missouri Medicine, vol. 93, no. 2, pp 86-87, Feb 1996.

Sutter FP, Knauss L, Nielson DH, Goldman SM, Effects of preoperative serum creatinine level on cardiac surgery morbidity and mortality, Journal of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, vol 3, pp 16-24, 1995.

Nielson DH, Tomasello D, Brennan EJ, Chen C, Concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting and adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol. 10, no. 2, pp 179-183, Mar 1995.

Nielson DH, Sutter FP, Mitchell JM, et at., A comparison of the physiological effects of pulsatile versus nonpulsatile blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass, Journal of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, vol 2, pp 67-70, 1994.

Nielson DH, VonRueden DG, Fitzpatrick MA, Ectopic hematoma formation complicating transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap breast reconstruction, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 93 (4): pp 865 - 67, Apr 1994.

Sutter FP, Nielson DH, Goldman SM, et al., Right ventricular protection with coronary sinus retrograde cardioplegia, Clinical Anatomy, vol 7, pp 257-262, 1994.

Nielson DH, Sutter FP, Goldman SM, Use of venous fistula technique for intraoperative cardiac hemorrhage, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 8 (5): pp 558-561, Sept 1993.

Nielson DH, Barnett TP, Yum KY, Historical review of cecostomy at a community hospital, Contemporary Surgery, 43 (3): pp 159-161, Sept 1993.

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Presentations

Micro Incision Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, Single-Tiny Incision Endoscopic Vein Harvest, American Association of Critical Care Nurses - San Antonio Chapter Annual Symposium, San Antonio, TX, Sept, 1998.

Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathectomy, Endoscopic Vein Harvest, MIDCAB, 37th Annual Symposium, "Association of Operating Room Nurses - San Antonio Chapter", San Antonio, TX, Sept 27, 1997

Single-tiny Incision Endoscopic Vein Harvest, KENS channel 5 television, Aug 12, 1997.

Autotransfusion induced elevation of serum creatine kinase levels in patients following cardiac surgery, VI Annual Scientific Meeting: "Cardiac Surgery: Current issues", St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov 17-20, 1993.

Physiological effects of pulsatile versus continuous blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass, VI Annual Scientific Meeting: "Cardiac Surgery: Current Issues", St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov 17-20, 1993.

Preoperative renal insufficiency in the cardiac surgery patient, 31st Annual Meeting of Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Hershey, PA, 9/24/93- 9/26/93.

A comparison of the physiological effects of pulsatile versus nonpulsatile blood flow during cardiac surgery, 31 Annual Meeting of Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Hershey, PA, 9/24/93-9/26/93.

Complex venous colateralization of the right ventricle seen with retrograde cardioplegia, Tenth annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, 6/16/93-6/19/93.

Uncommon primary metastasis to the pleura of a superficial vulvar carcinoma, Southeastern Surgical Society annual meeting, Tarpon Springs, FL, 2/6/93-2/11/93.

Video thoracoscopy: an effective alternative in the diagnosis and treatment of pleural and lung pathologies, Endo Expo 1992, Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Society annual meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/2/92-12/6/92.

Right ventricle myocardial protection using retrograde cardioplegia, 29th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Markel Island, FL, 5/91.

Intraoperative radiation therapy in rectal cancer - 1988 update, Grand Rounds Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, 9/88.

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Other

Dr. Nielson carries 2002 Winter Olympic Torch

Developed 1/12th inch "Micro Incision Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy" for hyperhidrosis, Micro ETS™,  6/97

Developed "Single-Tiny Incision Endoscopic Vein Harvest", 10/96

Service mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
          Uruguay, South America, 9/77-9/79

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Professional Experience

August 1996 to present

· Radio Frequency Ablation for Lung Cancer Tumors Minimally Invasive Surgery
  (Performed by Dr. Nielson for over 8 years)

· Micro ETS (Endoscopic Thoracic Surgery)  1/12th inch axillary incision

· Endoscopic Vein Harvest for CABG a one inch leg incision.

· MICAB - "keyhole cabg"

· Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

· Direct Intercostal Nerve Pain Relief minimizes thoractomy pain.

October 1983 to January 1985

· President of a corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah (computer sales and service)

October 1979 to May 1982

· Lab technician in Bryner Clinic (multi-specialty medical clinic), Salt Lake City, Utah

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