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    Maria Nelson, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentSurgery
    AddressHCC 1510 San Pablo
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
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      Maria E. Nelson, MD is Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Carleton College, she completed her masters and medical degrees at the University of South Dakota. She did her residency training in General Surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and completed her fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Nelson’s clinical focus and expertise is in benign and malignant breast disease. She is experienced with advanced breast surgical techniques, and seeks in her practice to combine the best evidence-based methods with best in patient-focused care. Dr. Nelson’s research interests include the diagnostic role of breast imaging techniques and the complex nature of decision-making in breast cancer care.


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      20135th Annual Lynne Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Achievement Award
      2007Dr. Robert and Ruth Quinn Scholarship
      2006University of South Dakota Medical School Scholarship
      2005American Society of Hematology Student Research Award

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