David Nelson, MD

David Nelson, MD

Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Accepting new patients
Specializes in: Cardiothoracic Surgery and 3 more +
Male | Speaks English

Clinical Expertise

Services + Programs

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Clinic

Clinical Interests

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Aortic and mitral valve surgery
  • Off pump beating heart surgery
  • All aspects of thoracic surgery, including lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, esophageal cancer and minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine


University of California, Davis, Surgical Residency

University of Utah, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency


University of California, Davis, Surgical Internship

Honors, Achievements + Memberships

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery - 1996, 2006

General Surgery - 1994

Honors + Awards

2013 King County Heroes Breakfast: Workplace Rescue Award

Seattle Met: Top Doctors 2014, 2015, 2017

Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors 2015