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Benjamin Nelson, MD is the program Director for the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Director of Pediatric Bronchoscopy. He treats patients in Boston, Danvers, and Concord.
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Dr. Nelson is a board certified pediatric pulmonologist who is seeing patients in Concord and Danvers, in addition to MassGeneral.
Dr. Nelson received his medical degree from Georgetown University in 2005. He completed his residency in 2008 at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he also completed his fellowship training in pediatric pulmonology in 2011. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Nelson serves as the Director of Pediatric Bronchoscopy and is the Fellowship Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Program at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Dr. Nelson's research is in the field of medical education. He is the Associate Director for CME for the Department of Pediatrics at MGHfC where he creates content and leads national conferences.
His areas of special interest include asthma, chronic cough, bronchoscopy, shortness of breath/exercise difficulty, tracheomalacia, general pulmonary disorders, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and medical education.
A resident of Boxborough, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin daughters.
Teaching trainees how to critically evaluate the literature – A crossover study at two pediatric residency programs. Int J Med Educ. 2017 April 24;8:137-141
Pediatric Thoracic Neoplasm. Textbook of Pediatric Chest Imaging. Editor; Robert Cleveland, MD. In Press.
Pocket Pediatrics: The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics, Editor: Paritosh Prasad, MD, 2010
Surveillance of actionable pulmonary nodules in children: the potential of thoracic MRI. Insights in Chest Diseases. 2016 Jan;1(1:11):1-5
Tiotropium use in pediatric patients with asthma or chronic cough: A case series. Clinical Pediatrics. 2014.
Recombinant human mannose-binding lectin dampens human alveolar macrophage inflammatory responses to influenza A virus in vitro. J Leukoc Biol. 2014 May;95(5):715-722.
Vitamin D rescues impaired Mycobacterium tuberculosis-mediated TNF release in HIV+ macrophages through enhanced TLR signaling pathway in vitro. Infect Immun. 2012 Oct 15.
Case Report: BRD4-NUT Carcinoma of the Mediastinum in a Pediatric Patient: Multidetector CT Imaging Findings. J Thorac Imaging. 2010 April 14.
Neuropathology in Neuropathology in Rhinosinusitis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Jan 1; 171(1):5-11.
At least 7 million children experience shortness of breath, wheezing recurring cough caused by asthma. This May, the MGH marks Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to educate parents about how to better manage their child’s asthma and allergies.
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