Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

125 Patient Ratings
117 Patient Comments

Edward W. Nelson, M.D.

Chief, Division of General Surgery

Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

125 Patient Ratings
117 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4241
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-7738
University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Edward W. Nelson is the Chief of the General Surgery Division and Professor in the Department of Surgery. A major focus of Dr. Nelson’s practice is the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Nelson was instrumental in creating the multi-disciplinary Comprehensive Breast Care Center and serves as the Co-Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Team treating breast cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospital. An early proponent of the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure for breast cancer, Dr. Nelson was the University of Utah principal investigator in two national trials, the NSABP B-32 and the ACOSOG Z0010 and Z0011 studies. For 30 years, Dr. Nelson performed kidney transplants for children and adults, and was largely responsible for sustaining the kidney transplant program while encouraging the growth of the transplantation program at the University of Utah. Dr. Nelson is also highly proficient with open and laparoscopic surgery approaches in the diagnosis and repair of hernias, diseases of the parathyroid, and those illnesses in which a splenectomy is required.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 15, 2017

Dr. Nelson told me to go home and be in pain for 2 months because he didn't believe he should remove my gallbladder. That's fine, but how about recommending an endoscopy - looking at other possibilities for my pain? Pat answer with little empathy about my discomfort

January 12, 2017

I cannot express adequately how impressed I am with Dr Nelson's professionalism and expertise. I would rank my visit with him as one of the best Doctors I have ever met with. He understood me, he listened, he explained the history of my current experience with doctors and their notes effectively. I would recommend him to anyone who would be in need of his care.

January 06, 2017

Dr. Nelson was very thorough in his care and explanation. I appreciated that I was able to get a mammogram at that very time, and he had a geneticist counsel with us at that same time. I also appreciate that he took my case to his weekly panel of doctors meeting and that I was able to speak with him after on what their conclusions were for me.

December 25, 2016

his assistants that come in with him and do the after care. are not very friendly or compassionate. The MA and the resident were very nice. So was Dr. Nelson

December 17, 2016

Dr Nelson explained everything very well. The news was a little upsetting. He knew I was upset but was very kind and good at trying to put me at ease. I have a lot of confidence in Dr Nelson.

December 05, 2016

I appreciate the way Dr. Nelson explained my condition. He didn't make the consultation feel rushed and put me at ease about concerns I had.

December 01, 2016

Great experience, confident in diagnosis and treatment.

November 06, 2016

he spent 5 min with me scheduling dates, could of happened on the phone. ..very inconvenient

October 24, 2016


September 21, 2016

Dr Nelson was very informative and easy to talk to. He was excellent to work with my schedule both for the visit and the surgery.

September 20, 2016

I called the office with several questions about my upcoming surgery. Instead of answering them over the phone, Dr. Nelson asked me to come in to the office. He took extra time with me to explain the concerns, then asked Dr. Buys to join us. Then we went in to the reading room to look at my MRI where we talked to another doctor. Sharon, Dr. Buys' nurse joined us as well. I felt like people were dropping everything just to talk to me and address my concerns. I know how busy doctors and nurses are at Huntsman, but no one made me feel as if I were taking up their valuable time. After the appointment, my husband and I left feeling very satisfied with the explanations and grateful for everyone's time and concern for me.

September 11, 2016

Dr. Nelson was great!

August 19, 2016

I really appreciated the fact that Dr. Nelson talked slowly and explained everything - the drawings really helped and I was able to show them to my kids. I was still a little in shock, so being able to take things home to review later was really nice - the binder was also a very nice thing to have.

July 18, 2016

Dr. Nelson and staff were great. Very confident in them.

July 02, 2016

Dr Nelson was very helpful in explaining options and showing me the CT scan. I know when I need to have the surgery I will be in excellent hands.

April 28, 2016

While I can respect this provider's decision not to do surgery, I was disappointed that he seemed to make no effort to care that not doing surgery also has consequences. If he thought the problem might be some other issue why not refer me to someone who could figure out what the problem is? Why only refer me to a second surgeon unless he did believe the problem needed a surgical solution but was personally unwilling to perform it? And if that was the car why not just say so? He seemed to have made up his mind before he walked in the room and gave little consideration to my history and did only a ten second exam. I had a few questions about my symptoms and a possible alternative diagnosis but he dismissed them quickly by saying he didn't know the answers. While I respect his honesty in admiring he didn't know, he could have shown even a small amount of interest in finding out. He could have asked a colleague or done some research and gotten back to me. I don't expect every doctor to have every answer but I do expect at least some interest in solving the problem instead of dismissing a patient to another provider.

March 30, 2016

This was one of the best experiences I have had with any doctor.

March 28, 2016

I immediately felt that I could completely trust Dr. Nelson's wisdom and experience and I appreciated his humor and caring. When you're going through a frightening and new experience, it's so important to trust your care provider.

February 02, 2016

I love Doctor Nelson and his staff!!!

January 07, 2016


December 17, 2015

Dr. Nelson explained clearly what we could expect during our treatment.

December 14, 2015

Dr Nelsen and his staff were all very warm and caring.

September 11, 2015

I was disappointed because they told me when I made the apt that I would know everything about my cancer and the team would have determined my plan of treatment. They had not looked over the mammogram as a team and determined my plan of treatment. I was very disappointed at this and feel I will be strung out for weeks one step at a time. I was told this would all be done and wasn't!

September 06, 2015

Everyone treated me with care and were very courteous and informative about what was going on except for Dr Nelson, the only time he was nice to me was on my initial consultation.

August 15, 2015

I met Dr. Nelson at the kidney transplant clinic in January, 2014. I was impressed then and that has not changed.

August 15, 2015

Dr Nelson and his nurse or assistant were excellent, explaining everything - even drawing pictures and writing down notes, which were given to me upon request.

August 07, 2015


August 05, 2015

Dr. Nelson, the resident doctors, nurses and staff have all been wonderful. Dr. Nelson amazes both my husband and me in that he personally called us back within 5 minutes on his off-hours to address our concerns when they arose - and he not only preformed my lumpectomy, but also my emergency gallbladder surgery 6 days later - on a Sunday - again during his off-duty time! Wow!!

August 03, 2015

I always recommend the Huntsman Center.

July 31, 2015

Dr. Nelson provided wonderful support in how he explained the surgery and my medical diagnosis and treatment needs. He had a delightful warmth and instilled great confidence as I moved forward. He carefully explained the need for teaching the residents and asked my permission for them to participate.

July 28, 2015

Dr. Nelson is the best in every way. I am so grateful I got to meet with him.

July 21, 2015


July 21, 2015


June 23, 2015


June 22, 2015

I am thoroughly comfortable with Dr. Nelson and the team.

June 16, 2015

Dr. Nelson and those assisting him were absolutely excellent

June 15, 2015

I was in surgery for a splenectomy and this was the follow-up visit. Many of the surgical staff mentioned they had (I assume accidentally) had "nicked" my diaphragm which made breathing difficult for the first couple of weeks. I wished there was more discussion/reassurance about this problem which I still feel today, about 3 weeks post-surgery.

June 10, 2015

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Nelson and he showed interest and concern for me.

June 10, 2015

Waited over an hour and no apology for it. Didn't review my chart before coming into the room.

May 25, 2015

I was very impressed with Dr. Nelson and his interest in my case. He spent time with me answering any questions I had and explaining things in a way I could understand.

May 15, 2015

Dr. Nelson took the time to explain in detail the correlation of my symptoms to the surgical treatment we were considering. I appreciated his desire to achieve as much certainty regarding my diagnosis as was reasonably possible in order to avoid unnecessary surgery.

May 03, 2015

When he examined my lymph nodes, he pressed so hard that I had some pain in the area for 4 days. I think he could have been more careful.

April 29, 2015

Everything was perfect!

April 13, 2015

Muy bueno

April 01, 2015

I receive no explanation about changing the type of surgery from Laparoscopic to open.

March 21, 2015

I love Dr. Nelson. He makes me laugh and we all need a good laugh.

March 13, 2015

I love Dr. Nelson and trust him with my life.

February 23, 2015

The entire experience was a good one and the end result looks like it will be also,

February 16, 2015

I felt very comfortable with the surgeon...

February 15, 2015

he was great but the time I waited made me feel frustrated and my kids were with me so after waiting over 90 minutes they were being too crazy so I was too frazzled to even ask my questions and it was just a mess. I really liked Dr. Nelson and the front desk staff but everything else made my visit unpleasant.

January 31, 2015

I know Dr. Nelson personally, but he is always professional, friendly, reassuring and remains a good friend, whom I trust implicitly.

January 26, 2015

Could not have been better

January 25, 2015

Good experience

December 21, 2014

They were all excellent care givers!

November 13, 2014


November 04, 2014

Explained all information to my husband also and made sure his questions were answered

November 03, 2014

dr. nelson is likeable and very down to earth in his explanation of my treatment. very refreshing.

October 05, 2014

Dr. Nelson was very kind, patient, explicit and helpful. I couldn't have asked for better care.

September 20, 2014

I felt the care wonderful

September 07, 2014

Both the student doctor and Dr. Edward Nelson are wonderful care providers

July 18, 2014

the Resident/intern was thorough & professional. I love Dr. Nelson; he's excellent.

June 27, 2014

The best care in them!!

June 02, 2014

My stepdaughter is on her way to a first appointment there today and I told her how pleased we were with your clinic.

May 18, 2014

Hard to understand some of the non american doctors

April 27, 2014

I didn't really have concerns or worries. No medications involved.

April 25, 2014

all around great. much better experience than providers I worked with at another hospital facility I recently visited.

April 14, 2014

Dr. Nelson is great!

April 14, 2014

Thank you to Dr. Nelson and his staffing for taking good care of me! Everyone was very courteous, professional and caring...

March 23, 2014

We really liked Dr. Nelson's style and care - except that he hadn't looked at my mammogram before coming in to see us. He had to interrupt the visit and train of thought to go take a look at the studies. This made my husband feel less-than-confident. We did appreciate the way the options were explained - except for the fact side effects of radiation were not well-explained. (On further research and talking to other healthcare providers - there's more than what was intimated at the visit.)

March 19, 2014

I've been dealing with 3 different physicians; Dr. E. Nelson, Dr. H. Khong, Dr. M. Poppe. Both my wife and I couldn't be more please. They've all demonstrated an unexpected but welcomed opportunity to spend ample time with us, answering patiently all of our questions and concerns. They never seem to rush us in any way whatsoever - what a difference it makes and one, right now, both my wife and I desperately need.

March 16, 2014

no final medication, treatment or follow up were discussed, still need to do more tests

March 13, 2014

Dr. Nelson was very professional, friendly, did not act hurried, answered all our questions, & took the time to review my records in the room.

March 01, 2014

It's very rare that I wait more than 5 to 10 minutes. This gives me time for coffee and cocoa. I love the drinks you provide and I loved the chap stick, lotion, hand sanitizer samples that were available, any chance you'll do it again?

February 24, 2014

Both I, and my wife, dealt directly with Drs. Nelson and Morgan, as well as "Kim" the clinical nurse of Dr. Nelson and Joanna, the P.A. in radiology. We were very pleased with all of them. We had great interaction with them. They explained thoroughly what was going to happen, answering all of our questions and concerns and showed no signs, whatsoever, of being in a hurry.

January 25, 2014

Dr. Nelson is wonderful.

January 18, 2014

Both Dr.s were great!

January 13, 2014

Dr. Nelson is a wonderful doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.

January 11, 2014

Physician had already decided that he was not going to do the surgery I and my gastroenterologist felt that I needed. It did not matter was my concerns were, he decided he was right. I was much more concerned with being right, rather than correct. He has no ability to think outside the box. I am alive today because I had a physician that looked way outside the box and discovered what was wrong with me. I have no doubt about Dr. Nelson as a surgeon, but he needs to leave the diagnosing to the referring physician.

January 05, 2014

Dr. Nelson is kind, considerate and extremely knowledgable. he is a surgeon w it all-- skill & compassion!

December 16, 2013

I did my research before I came down, this is the best transplant center in every way

November 18, 2013

He did not seem familiar with my case when I met with him. I wish he had reviewed my pathology and films before he came in to see me. I also wish he had reviewed the previous pathology to compare the two before making an assessment.

November 11, 2013

I was treated like an individual rather than a statistic....I highly recommend this facility and all the care givers to everyone

October 21, 2013

dr. nelson referred to me with a condescending "name" and made it clear that he did not wish to do the surgery. he did not speak with me the day of surgery ~ he did not speak with me after the surgery ~ and he did not schedule any follow-up.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Nelson was humorous and I appreciated a little humor with this visit.

October 14, 2013

As a surgeon he is exceptional; however I feel he should not second guess the doctor that was doing the diagnosing.

September 23, 2013

Doctor was very concerned.

August 27, 2013

Received information I was not getting from others.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Nelson was great! He made me feel like a person and not like another patient to "cut-open". He was very easy to talk to, answered all my questions, and gave me treatment options. The PA didn't start off well because she thought I was coming in for a completely different issue (hernia vs gallstones). She was knowledgable but not as open and easy to talk to.

August 13, 2013

very good

August 03, 2013

ALL staff was great!!!! I have not had a better experience than I did at the U of U with Dr. Nelson and his staff.

July 22, 2013

Doctor ended the appointment abruptly to take a phone call.

July 14, 2013


July 08, 2013

very informative about my condition

June 10, 2013

great interaction with medical staff with this being our second opinion we have decided to switch dr and go to huntsman instead of imc

April 22, 2013

Dr. Nelson, as a personal friend, always is excellent.

February 25, 2013

Very appreciative of Dr. Nelson and his attention and service. Thank you so much!!!

February 18, 2013

Dr. Nelson is outstanding because he communicates with the patient, eye-to-eye, frankly, and clearly, and with a friendly, caring demeanor. What a pleasure to have him care for me.

January 21, 2013

Very impressed with everyone.

December 25, 2012

Dr. Edward Nelson is a excellent doctor. He takes his time and cares so much about his patients. I am the luckiest patient to have him as my doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. He is AWESOME!

December 18, 2012

went to fast didnt give to time to gather thougths after exam so I could ask questions, felt a little rushed.

November 20, 2012

Dr. Nelson and his assistant were both wonderful.

November 12, 2012

Dr Nelson is very good at explaining things in lay man's terms, as well as giving analogies that make things easier to understand

November 12, 2012

Dr. Nelson is hands-down the finest breast cancer surgeon in the west, and a wonderful, caring, smart and thoughtful doctor. I am sure his expertise and thoroughness saved my life. I feel so blessed to have such excellent care. Not only is Dr. Nelson up-to-date on the latest care standards and surgical options, but he presents information warmly and kindly. He deserves the highest praise.

October 22, 2012

It was very easy to understand what they were explaining.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Nelson was wonderful!

July 16, 2012

We saw a team of extraordinarily well trained medical staff. Not just their medical training, experience, and knowledge, but in their desire and efforts to help confused and worried cancer patients feel they were in good hands and receiving the best trea

June 11, 2012

The physician I saw was knowledgeable and experienced and related information concerning my problem very well.

April 20, 2012

Good when I talked with him, but he hadn't reviewed my chart beforehand which might have helped him look up info on my rare type of cancer.

April 20, 2012

Ed Nelson's calm and confidence--together with his ironic sense of humor--have made a great difference to me in dealing with breast cancer.

April 06, 2012

It is obvious to me this provider is experienced in this field and was good about explaining my situation. I did feel it was a little more business-like than I would have wanted. Breast cancer is not only difficult to deal with physically, but it is also emotional. I didn't feel my emotional concerns about the proposed treatment were addressed as well by this provider.

April 06, 2012

spent the time necessary, gave good advice

March 09, 2012

I had the impression Dr. Nelson was not sure if I had felt a lump. The ultra-sound confirmed I not only had one but three. Makes me wonder if I feel another one.

January 27, 2012

the 3 ring binder was full of good information also

January 20, 2012

It was an overwhelming day and everything was a shock but with caring people it made my day better.

January 19, 2012

Dr. Nelson-fine man.

January 13, 2012

Based on my initial visit with Dr. Nelson, I believe him to be very clear in his explanation and using words I understand. Also, he made it clear that I have choices and I feel my input will be heard, and questions and concerns addressed.

January 03, 2012

I am so frustrated with Dr. Nelson. He could not diagnose my problem and I asked to be referred to an another specialist and he declined to help me.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Breast Cancer - Sentinel Node Procedure
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Diagnostic Techniques
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Surgical Education
  • Health Outcomes
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Splenectomy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7738 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Edward W. Nelson is the Chief of the General Surgery Division and Professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Nelson completed a fellowship for renal transplantation and has been an integral member of the program at the University of Utah. Performing both adult and pediatric kidney transplantation, as well as laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, Dr. Nelson has served on local and national transplantation committees with an emphasis in ethics and organ procurement.

Another major focus of Dr. Nelson’s practice is the treatment of breast cancer. An early proponent of the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure, Dr. Nelson was the University of Utah principal investigator in two national trials, the NSABP B-32 and the ACOSOG Z0010 and Z0011 studies. He is the local investigator for the Z1071, which is a Phase II study of sentinel lymph node dissection in women receiving chemotherapy. Dr. Nelson also collaborates with University colleagues in radiology and pathology on various breast cancer studies.

Dr. Nelson is a member of local and national surgical organizations, and was elected president of the Southwestern Surgical Congress in 2010-11. Since 2005, he has been a member of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors.

Dr. Nelson is also highly proficient with open and laparoscopic surgical approaches, especially relative to splenectomy. He has published numerous papers on the ability to perform a laparoscopic splenectomy in cases of massive splenomegaly.

Dr. Nelson’s commitment to medical education includes collaboration with general surgery residents in the publication of USMLE Surgery texts. He has also received numerous teaching awards from surgical residents and medical students, and was recently awarded the 2011 Clark Lowe Rich Distinguished Surgeon Award.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Transplantation Surgery
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Internship L.A. County Harbor
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Undergraduate Arizona State University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bowen ME, Mone MC, Buys SS, Sheng X, Nelson EW (2016). Surgical Outcomes for Mastectomy Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. (Epub ahead of print) Ann Surg.
  2. Bowen ME, Mone MC, Nelson EW, Scaife CL (2014). Image-guided placement of long-term central venous catheters reduces complications and cost. Am J Surg, 208(6), 937-41; discussion 941.
  3. Russell KW, Mone MC, Serpico VJ, Ward C, Lynch J, Neumayer LA, Nelson EW (2014). Optimal utilization of a breast care advanced practice clinician. Am J Surg, 208(6), 1054-9; discussion 1058-9.
  4. Nelson ET, Gross ME, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Nelson EW, Scaife CL (2013). A survey of American College of Surgery fellows evaluating their use of antibiotic prophylaxis in the placement of subcutaneously implanted central venous access ports. Am J Surg, 206(6), 1034-9; discussion 1039-40.
  5. Nelson EW, Mone MC, Nelson ET, Hansen HJ, Gawlick U, Alder S (2013). Evolution of trends in the live kidney transplant donor-recipient relationship. Transplant Proc, 45(1), 57-64.
  6. DeRose YS, Wang G, Lin YC, Bernard PS, Buys SS, Ebbert MT, Factor R, Matsen C, Milash BA, Nelson E, Neumayer L, Randall RL, Stijleman IJ, Welm BE, Welm AL (2011). Tumor grafts derived from women with breast cancer authentically reflect tumor pathology, growth, metastasis and disease outcomes. Nat Med, 17(11), 1514-20.
  7. Agarwal S, Nelson EW, Agarwal JP (2011). Local recurrence of breast cancer 52 years after halsted mastectomy: is there a role for more aggressive ipsilateral surveillance? Case Rep Oncol Med, 2011, 107370.
  8. Nelson EW (2011). What I've learned. Am J Surg, 202(6), 623-31.
  9. Nelson EW, Gross ME, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Sheng X, Cannon KM, Alder S (2011). Does ultrasonic energy for surgical dissection reduce the incidence of renal transplant lymphocele? Transplant Proc, 43(10), 3755-9.
  10. Gawlick U, Mone MC, Nelson ET, Hansen HJ, Nelson EW (2010). Success in sentinel lymph node procedures in obese patients with breast cancer. Am J Surg, 200(6), 707-10; discussion 710-1.
  11. Scaife CL, Gross ME, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Litz CL, Nelson ET, Anderson CJ, Wagner G, Gawlick U, Nelson EW (2010). Antibiotic prophylaxis in the placement of totally implanted central venous access ports. Am J Surg, 200(6), 719-22; disussion 722-3.
  12. Gawlick U, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Connors RC, Nelson EW (2008). Selective use of intraoperative sentinel lymph node pathological evaluation in breast cancer. Am J Surg, 196(6), 851-5; discussion 855-6.
  13. Hu Z, Fan C, Oh DS, Marron JS, He X, Qaqish BF, Livasy C, Carey LA, Reynolds E, Dressler L, Nobel A, Parker J, Ewend MG, Sawyer LR, Wu J, Liu Y, Nanda R, Tretiakova M, Ruiz Orrico A, Dreher D, Palazzo JP, Perreard L, Nelson E, Mone M, Hansen H, Mullins M, Quackenbush JF, Ellis MJ, Olopade OI, Bernard PS, Perou CM (2006). The molecular portraits of breast tumors are conserved across microarray platforms. BMC Genomics, 7, 96.
  14. Buchanan C, Smith L, Corbett J, Nelson E, Shihab F (2006). A retrospective analysis of ezetimibe treatment in renal transplant recipients. Am J Transplant, 6(4), 770-4.
  15. Perreard L, Fan C, Quackenbush JF, Mullins M, Gauthier NP, Nelson E, Mone M, Hansen H, Buys SS, Rasmussen K, Orrico AR, Dreher D, Walters R, Parker J, Hu Z, He X, Palazzo JP, Olopade OI, Szabo A, Perou CM, Bernard PS (2006). Classification and risk stratification of invasive breast carcinomas using a real-time quantitative RT-PCR assay. Breast Cancer Res, 8(2), R23.
  16. Nolan KD, Mone MC, Nelson EW (2005). Plasma cell neoplasms. Review of disease progression and report of a new variant. Surg Oncol, 14(2), 85-90.
  17. Privette A, Fenton SJ, Mone MC, Kennedy AM, Nelson EW (2005). Desmoid tumor: a case of mistaken identity. Breast J, 11(1), 60-4.
  18. Crompton JA, Somerville T, Smith L, Corbett J, Nelson E, Holman J, Shihab FS (2003). Lack of economic benefit with basiliximab induction in living related donor adult renal transplant recipients. Pharmacotherapy, 23(4), 443-50.
  19. Bailey SH, Mone MC, Holman JM, Nelson EW (2003). Laparoscopic treatment of post renal transplant lymphoceles. Surg Endosc, 17(12), 1896-9.
  20. Bailey SH, Mone MC, Nelson EW (2002). Transplantation of crossed fused ectopic kidneys into a single recipient. J Am Coll Surg, 194(2), 147-50.
  21. Moore M, Burak WE Jr, Nelson E, Kearney T, Simmons R, Mayers L, Spotnitz WD (2001). Fibrin sealant reduces the duration and amount of fluid drainage after axillary dissection: a randomized prospective clinical trial. J Am Coll Surg, 192(5), 591-9.
  22. Nelson EW, Mone MC (1999). Splenectomy in high-risk patients with splenomegaly. Am J Surg, 178(6), 581-6.


  1. Nelson, EW (2007). Blueprints in Surgery - Steps 2-3 Question Series (First Edition). New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Edited Book

  1. Nelson EW (Ed.) (2005). Blueprints in Surgery - Steps 2-3 Question Series,. (2nd Edition). Blackwell Science.

Book Chapter

  1. Nelson EW (2009). Prolene Hernia System - Hernia Repair. In Stephen RT Evans (Ed.), Surgical Pitfalls: Prevention and Management. Saunders Elsevier.


  1. Gawlick U, Hewitt K, Tamayo P, Mone MC, Hansen H, Nelson EW (08012011). Predictions for Positive Nodes in Breast Cancer Using Computerized Modeling. Poster session presented at Breast Cancer Symposium September 2011, San Francisco.
  2. Nelson EW, Gawlick U, Mone M, Nelson ET, Hansen H, Alder SC (05/01/2009). Trends in kidney donor-recipient relationships. Poster session presented at American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA.
  3. Connors R, Fenton S, Mone M, Hansen H, Cannon P, Nelson EW (10/01/2007). Can we improve prediction for development of post-renal transplant lymphocle? Poster session presented at American College of Surgeons Annual Congress, New Orleans, LA.

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