Nathan D. Nielsen, MD, MSc
Dr Nielsen obtained his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. During medical school, he also earned a Masters of Science in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Nielsen completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he later went on to complete a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He joined the Tulane faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2009.
Dr Nielsen is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care, and the American Thoracic Society. His primary research interests are the effects of critical illness on red blood cell behavior and the effects of transfused red blood cells on the microcirculation of recipients. Clinical projects include developing an innovative analgesia and sedation protocol for the Tulane Medical Intensive Care Unit, and improving the teaching of invasive procedures to residents using the Tulane Simulation Center.
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