Jennifer Solms Nelson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery - University of Michigan Health System, 2013
  • Thoracic Surgery - University of Michigan Health System, 2012

Internship Residency

  • General Surgery - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery/Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery-Gen
  • American Board of Surgery/Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Callahan, C. P., Jegatheeswaran, A., Blackstone, E. H., Karamlou, T., Baird, C. W., Ramakrishnan, K., & Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Pulmonary Conduit Working Group. (2022). Time-Related Risk of Pulmonary Conduit Re-replacement: A Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Study. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 113(2), 623-629. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.024

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  • Nelson, J. S., Fuller, S., Kim, Y. Y., Maul, T. M., Najm, H. K., Scholl, F. G., & Karamlou, T. (2022). Capturing Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Framework for Development of an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Mortality Risk Model. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.09.063

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  • Nelson, J. S., Jacobs, J. P., Bhamidipati, C. M., Yarboro, L. T., Kumar, S. R., McDonald, D., & on behalf of the STS ACHD Working Group. (2022). Assessment of Current Society of Thoracic Surgeons Data Elements for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.11.017

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  • Callahan, C. P., Jegatheeswaran, A., Blackstone, E. H., Karamlou, T., Baird, C. W., Ramakrishnan, K., & Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Pulmonary Conduit Working Group. (2022). Time-Related Risk of Pulmonary Conduit Re-replacement: A Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Study. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 113(2), 623-629. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.024

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  • Hurtado, C. G., Westmoreland, T. J., Patel, P. K., Madueme, P. C., Scherer, A. G., Sedney, A. V., & Nelson, J. S. (2022). Persistent Double Dorsal Aorta Surrounding Large Neuroenteric Cyst. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 113(3), e239. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.10.043

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  • Nelson, J. S. (2021). Good News or Bad News? Considering Physician and Patient Perspectives on Outcomes. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 111(1), 168. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.084

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  • Frankel, W. C., Maul, T. M., Chrysostomou, C., Wearden, P. D., Lowry, A. W., Baker, K. N., & Nelson, J. S. (2021). A Minimal Opioid Postoperative Management Protocol in Congenital Cardiac Surgery: Safe and Effective. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. doi:10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.12.001

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  • Rehani, C., & Nelson, J. S. (2021). Coronary artery aneurysms as a feature of granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Pediatrics, 147(1). doi:10.1542/PEDS.2020-0932

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  • Nelson, J. S., Maul, T. M., Wearden, P. D., Najm, H. K., Baloglu, O., Johnston, D. R., & Karamlou, T. (2021). Aortic Valve Replacement in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: Current and Potential Roles of TAVR. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 112(1), 132-138. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.180

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  • Fuller, S., Kumar, S. R., Roy, N., Mahle, W. T., Romano, J. C., Nelson, J. S., & AATS Cardiac Clinical Practice Standards Committee Members. (2021). The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Congenital Cardiac Surgery Working Group 2021 consensus document on a comprehensive perioperative approach to enhanced recovery after pediatric cardiac surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 162(3), 931-954. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.04.072

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  • Nelson, J. S., Maul, T. M., Aughtman, S. L., Hurtado, C. G., & Wearden, P. D. (2021). A shifting landscape: Practice patterns and outcomes of cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis pediatric lung transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation, 25(7). doi:10.1111/petr.14086

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  • Jacobs, J. P., Nelson, J. S., Fuller, S., Scholl, F. G., Kumar, S. R., & Jacobs, M. L. (2021). Risk adjustment for cardiac surgery in adults with congenital heart disease: What do we know and what do we need to learn? European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 60(6), 1405-1407. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezab266

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  • Kennedy, J. T., III, Braley, K. T., Wearden, P. D., & Nelson, J. S. (2020). A 22-Month-Old Girl With 3 Weeks of Dyspnea. Chest, 158(3), e107-e110. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.543

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  • Bender, K., Matoq, A., & Nelson, J. S. (2020). Transesophageal echocardiography in congenital heart surgery: Perioperative considerations. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101263

  • Nelson, J. S., Matoq, A., Dadlani, G., Wearden, P. D., & Bender, K. (2020). Intraoperative echocardiography in congenital heart surgery: What the surgeon wants to know. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101258

  • Nelson, J. S. (2020). Commentary: Allografts and pregnancy -- Can good statistics lead to mis-conceptions about the relationship? Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 159(4), 1517-1518. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.008

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  • Nelson, J. S., Hurtado, C. G., & Wearden, P. D. (2020). Surgery for Dysphagia Lusoria in Children. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 109(2), e131-e133. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.058

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  • Nelson, J. S., Maul, T. M., Wearden, P. D., Pasquali, S. K., & Romano, J. C. (2019). National Practice Patterns and Early Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement in Children and Teens. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 108(2), 544-551. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.098

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  • Kennedy, J. T., Wearden, P. D., & Nelson, J. S. (2019). Cardiac venous malformation in a teenager. Cardiology in the Young, 29(6), 833-834. doi:10.1017/S1047951119000878

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  • Nelson, J. S., Vanja, S., Maul, T. M., Whitham, J. K., & Ferns, S. J. (2019). Early arrhythmia burden in pediatric cardiac surgery fast-track candidates: Analysis of incidence and risk factors. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 52, 8-12. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2018.07.002

  • Nelson, J. S. (2019). Hope should not spring eternal. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 157(3), 1178-1179. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.10.086

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  • Nelson, J. S., Longani, N., Sigurdardottir, L. Y., Maul, T. M., Wearden, P. D., & Chrysostomou, C. (2018). Pediatric ECMO after drowning: Neuroprotective strategies. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 50, 34-38. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2018.05.004

  • Essaid, L., Strassle, P. D., Jernigan, E. G., & Nelson, J. S. (2018). Regional Differences in Cost and Length of Stay in Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology, 39(6), 1229-1235. doi:10.1007/s00246-018-1887-7

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  • Khoury, A. L., Jernigan, E. G., Chowdhury, M. H., Loehr, L. R., & Nelson, J. S. (2018). Feasibility of a healthcare system-based tetralogy of Fallot patient registry. Cardiology in the Young, 28(2), 269-275. doi:10.1017/S1047951117001810

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  • Nelson, J. S., Stone, M. L., & Gangemi, J. J. (2018). Coarctation of the aorta. In Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children (bll 551-564.e3). doi:10.1016/B978-1-4557-0760-7.00045-0

  • Maul, T. M., Nelson, J. S., & Wearden, P. D. (2018). Paracorporeal lung devices: Thinking outside the box. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00243

  • Jernigan, E. G., Strassle, P. D., Stebbins, R. C., Meyer, R. E., & Nelson, J. S. (2017). Effect of Concomitant Birth Defects and Genetic Anomalies on Infant Mortality in Tetralogy of Fallot. Birth Defects Research, 109(14), 1154-1165. doi:10.1002/bdr2.1057

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