Find a Doctor

Physician Photo

Benjamin A. (Ben) Nelson, MD

Director Pediatric Bronchoscopy

Associate Director Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Associate Director CME for MGHfC

  • Phone: 617-726-8707
Departments
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Pulmonary
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Asthma
Clinical Interests
Pediatric pulmonary diseases
Asthma
Bronchoscopy, including interventional procedures
Congenital lung disease
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Cystic fibrosis
Pediatric lung tumors
Chronic cough
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Concord: Emerson Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Nelson is a board certified pediatric pulmonologist who is now seeing patients in Concord, Danvers, and Newton Wellesley 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 associate fellowship director of the pediatric pulmonary program at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He is also the associate director for CME for the department of pediatrics at MGHfC

His areas of special interest include asthma, chronic cough, bronchoscopy, shortness of breath/exercise difficulty, tracheomalacia, general pulmonary disorders, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

A resident of Boxborough, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their twin daughters.

ResearchThe Influence of MBL on the Lung Macrophage Response to Influenza A Virus

Publications

Book Chapter:

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

Refereed Journals:

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 Jan 7.

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.


 

Pediatric Pulmonary
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108

Phone: 617-726-8707
Fax: 617-724-2803

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623

Phone: 978-882-6999

Emerson Hospital Center for Specialty Care
54 Baker Ave Extension
Suite 302
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-287-8503

Newton Wellesley Hospital
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02162

Phone: 617-243-6585

Pediatric Pulmonary
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108

Phone: 617-726-8707
Fax: 617-724-2803

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623

Phone: 978-882-6999

Emerson Hospital Center for Specialty Care
54 Baker Ave Extension
Suite 302
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-287-8503

Newton Wellesley Hospital
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02162

Phone: 617-243-6585

patient

Explore our community locations

You can see MassGeneral for Children specialists in more than a dozen locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

patient

Make an appointment

Contact MassGeneral Hospital for Children to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

patient

Refer a patient

Referring a patient to MassGeneral Hospital for Children is easy.