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Elizabeth Nelsen, MD, Pediatrics, Syracuse, NY, Upstate University Hospital


Pediatrics Syracuse, NY

Clinical associate professor, pediatric residency program director

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Education & Training

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityChief Residency, Pediatrics, 2009 - 2010
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityResidency, Pediatrics, 2006 - 2009
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
    State University of New York Upstate Medical UniversityClass of 2006
  • Syracuse UniversityMaster of Arts, Nutrition Science, 2002
  • St. John Fisher CollegeBachelor of Arts, Biology , Magna Cum Laude, 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2014-2017
  • Commendation by Committee on Academic Promotions SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Dean’s List for seven semesters St. John Fisher College
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • United States Medical Licensing Exam and American Board of Pediatrics Certification Examination results: does the residency program contribute to trainee achievement  
    Welch TR, Olson BG, Nelsen E, Beck Dallaghan GL, Kennedy GA, Botash A., J Pediatr, 2017
  • Look before you LEAPP: An interprofessional approach to bedside pediatric inpatient procedures  
    Botash AS, Jeski M, Baish Cameron C, Nelsen EK, Haines P, Bennett N, BMJ Qual Improv Report, 2013

Books/Book Chapters


  • Increasing flu vaccinations in vaccine hesitant families using a standardized educational approach
    Kandeepan A, Gopalakrishnan V, Nelsen E, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Spring Meeting, 3/2021
  • Vitals are Vital!
    Ellis S, Batool S, Nelsen E., Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting, 3/2020
  • Quality improvement of pediatric resident education in quality and safety
    Schafer M, Nelsen E, Ajagbe O, Kennedy G, Botash AS., AAMC Learn Serve Lead, Phoenix, AZ, 11/11/2019
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Press Mentions

  • Pediatric Change Markers: Winter Berry, DO
    Pediatric Change Markers: Winter Berry, DOMarch 1st, 2018

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