Undergraduate School
Vanderbilt University (2008)
Medical School
Northwestern Univ.-Feinberg School of Medicine (2013)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2014)
Graduate School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2018)
Clinical Research Fellowship
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2018)
Loma Linda University Medical Center (2021)
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2023)


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Enhanced recovery after surgery improves postdischarge recovery after pulmonary lobectomy.
Nelson DB, Mehran RJ, Mena GE, Hofstetter WL, Vaporciyan AA, Antonoff MB, Rice DC, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2023 May 165 5 1731-1740.e5
Surgical Approach and Persistent Opioid Use in Medicare Patients Undergoing Lung Cancer Resection.
Zhou N, Niu J, Nelson D, Feldman HA, Antonoff MB, Hofstetter WL, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Sepesi B, Swisher SG, Walsh GL, Giordano SH, Rajaram R, Ann Thorac Surg 2023 Feb
Commentary: Gastrectomy or Esophagectomy for Gastroesophageal Junction Tumors: Are we Comparing Apples to Apples?
Nelson DB, Antonoff MB, Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 Aug
Applicant's Perspective: Identifying a Program Through Virtual Interviewing.
Nelson DB, Antonoff MB, Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Jul 114 1 356-357
Value of Applicant Input for the Transition to Virtual Cardiothoracic Surgery Interviews.
Nelson DB, Antonoff MB, Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Apr 113 4 1399-1400
Commentary: The prognostic value of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene mutation for non-small cell lung cancer: One size does not always fit all.
Nelson DB, Antonoff MB, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 Jan 163 1 e91-e92
Impact of transplant center volume on donor heart offer utilization rates in the United States.
Tran ZK, Nelson DB, Martens TP, Abramov D, Shih W, Chung JS, Razzouk AJ, Rabkin DG, J Card Surg 2021 Dec 36 12 4527-4532
Showcasing Your Cardiothoracic Training Program in the Virtual Era.
Nelson DB, White PT, Rajaram R, Antonoff MB, Ann Thorac Surg 2021 Apr 111 4 1102-1110
LKB1/STK11 Expression in Lung Adenocarcinoma and Associations With Patterns of Recurrence.
Mitchell KG, Parra ER, Zhang J, Nelson DB, Corsini EM, Villalobos P, Moran CA, Skoulidis F, Wistuba II, Fujimoto J, Roth JA, Antonoff MB, Ann Thorac Surg 2020 Oct 110 4 1131-1138
Morbidity following salvage esophagectomy for squamous cell carcinoma: the MD Anderson experience.
Mitchell KG, Nelson DB, Corsini EM, Vaporciyan AA, Antonoff MB, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Roth JA, Sepesi B, Walsh GL, Bhutani MS, Maru DM, Wu CC, Nguyen QN, Ajani JA, Swisher SG, Hofstetter WL, Dis Esophagus 2020 Mar 33 3