About Ben Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is a board certified pediatric pulmonologist who is seeing patients in Concord and Danvers, in addition to Mass General.

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 Mass General 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 MGfC 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.

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Mass General for Children: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
275 Cambridge Street
Suite 530
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8707

Mass Eye and Ear at Concord
54 Baker Ave. Ext
Suite 303
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: 978-287-8503

Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center
102-104 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 617-726-8707

Medical Education

  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics

Accepted Insurance Plans

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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


  • 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:

    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

    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.


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