Megan Nelson, MD

Megan Nelson, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Senior Associate Consultant in the Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery Department at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota.  She serves on the Mayo Clinic Rochester Robotics Committee, the Mayo Enterprise General Surgery Robotics Taskforce, as well as the Mayo Clinic Health Systems Executive Board, Division of Community Surgery.  She has developed the robotics general surgery training pathway for Mayo Clinic residents and has been instrumental in creating the general surgery robotics program at Mayo Clinic. Her clinical special interest is in complex abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia repairs.  Dr.  Nelson earned a combined MD/BLA at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her general surgery residency in 2013 at Providence Hospital in Michigan, where she was Chief Resident, Resident of the Year, and Educator of the Year.  She was in private group practice in Tucson, Arizona before moving to Minnesota in 2016. 

Dr. Nelson was often told she was “too nice to be a surgeon” and was overjoyed when she found an incredible community of women in Style MD who were similarly changing stereotypes by being unabashedly themselves while also pushing forward professionally.  She is dedicated to changing the culture of surgery, especially for trainees.

 She is married to her college sweetheart, James- a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, native to Australia.  They have two beautiful boys, Cole (1) and Jack (3), and an intermittently obedient but always loyal Labrador, Carter.  As a family, they enjoy traveling, cooking, seeking humor, hiking, and exploring. 

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