Maria Nelson, MD

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHCC 1510 San Pablo
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Title(s)Interim Chief, Division of Breast, Endocrine and Soft Tissue Surgery (BEST)

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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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    Maria Nelson, M.D. is a highly accomplished surgeon with a wealth of expertise in the field of breast surgery. She is the Chief of the Division of Breast, Endocrine, and Soft Tissue Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She earned her masters and medical degree from the University of South Dakota and completed her residency training in General Surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Afterwards, she completed her fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Nelson also serves as the Associate Program Director of the USC-Hoag Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. Her clinical focus is in benign and malignant breast disease, and her current research interests include the diagnostic role of breast imaging techniques and the complex nature of decision-making in breast cancer care.