Nya Danielle Nelson, MD, PhD

Nya Danielle Nelson, MD, PhD

Laboratory Medicine

On staff since August 2022

Children's Title: Anatomic Pathologist

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    F. Stephen Vogel Award United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology 2023
    Lotte Strauss Prize Society for Pediatric Pathology 2021
    Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award Society for Pediatric Pathology 2019
    Award for Best Poster at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists Conference International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology 2018
    Community Service Award Baylor College of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program 2015
    BRASS Community Scholar of the Year Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2013
    Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists Scholar Baylor College of Medicine 2010 - 2014
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Nelson ND, Xu F, Chandrasekaran P, Litzky LA, Peranteau WH, Frank DB, Li M, Pogoriler J
      Defining the spatial landscape of KRAS mutated congenital pulmonary airway malformations: a distinct entity with a spectrum of histopathologic features.
      35794233 Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc, 2022 Jul 6
    • Li EY, Xu J, Nelson ND, Teachey DT, Tan K, Romberg N, Behrens E, Pillai V
      Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is mediated by an aberrant type I interferon response.
      34952944 Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc, 2022 April : 35(4)462-469
    • Nelson ND, Meng W, Rosenfeld AM, Bullman S, Sekhar Pedamallu C, Nomburg JL, Wertheim GB, Paessler ME, Pinkus G, Hornick JL, Meyerson M, Luning Prak ET, Pillai V
      Characterization of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells, Microbial Sequences, and Identification of a Candidate Public T-Cell Clone in Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease.
      33530869 Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society, 2021 May : 24(3)193-205
    • Nelson ND, McMahon CM, El-Sharkawy Navarro F, Freyer CW, Roth JJ, Luger SM, Bagg A, Morrissette JJD
      Rapid fluorescence in situ hybridisation optimises induction therapy for acute myeloid leukaemia.
      33460058 British journal of haematology, 2020 Dec. : 191(5)935-938
    • Nelson ND, Tondon R, Fortuna D, Westerhoff M, Swanson PE, Furth E
      Helicobacter pylori Antigen But Not the Organism Is Occasionally Present Within Germinal Centers: Implications for Patient Management and Biology.
      32657781 The American journal of surgical pathology, 2020 Nov. : 44(11)1528-1534
    • Nelson ND, Litzky LA, Peranteau WH, Pogoriler J
      Mucinous Cell Clusters in Infantile Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations Mimic Adult Mucinous Adenocarcinoma But Are Not Associated With Poor Outcomes When Appropriately Resected.
      32349050 The American journal of surgical pathology, 2020 Aug. : 44(8)1118-1129
    • Jain NK, Mostoufi-Moab S, Hawkes CP, Nelson ND, Surrey LF, Jones ZS, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Bauer AJ
      Extrathyroidal Extension is an Important Predictor of Regional Lymph Node Metastasis in Pediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
      31573414 Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 2020 July : 30(7)1037-1043
    • Nelson ND, Glaser L, Tondon R
      Bugs in inflammatory bowel disease - A questionable therapy.
      30236764 Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, 2019 Feb. : 51(2)323
    • Nelson ND, Dodson LM, Escudero L, Sukumar AT, Williams CL, Mihalek I, Baldan A, Baird DM, Bertuch AA
      The C-Terminal Extension Unique to the Long Isoform of the Shelterin Component TIN2 Enhances Its Interaction with TRF2 in a Phosphorylation- and Dyskeratosis Congenita Cluster-Dependent Fashion.
      29581185 Molecular and cellular biology, 2018 Jun 15 : 38(12) PMCID:PMC5974431
    • Nelson ND, Marcogliese A, Bergstrom K, Scheurer M, Mahoney D, Bertuch AA
      Thrombopoietin Measurement as a Key Component in the Evaluation of Pediatric Thrombocytosis.
      27100794 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2016 Aug. : 63(8)1484-7 PMCID:PMC4916014
    • Nelson ND, Bertuch AA
      Dyskeratosis congenita as a disorder of telomere maintenance.
      21745483 Mutation research, 2012 Feb 1 : 730(1-2)43-51 PMCID:PMC3208805
    • Sasa G., Ribes-Zamora A., Nelson N.D., Bertuch A.A.
      Three novel truncating TINF2 mutations causing severe dyskeratosis congenita in early childhood
      Clinical Genetics, 2012 : 81470-78 PMCID:PMC3844870

    Other Publications

    • Nelson ND, Xu F, Peranteau WH, Li M, Pogoriler J
      Morphologic Features in Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations and Pulmonary Sequestrations Correlate With Mutation Status: A Mechanistic Approach to Classification.
      36802201 The American journal of surgical pathology, 2023 May 1 : 47(5)568-579


Board Certification(s)

Pathology - Anatomic/Pathology - Clinical
Pathology - Pediatric
Pathology - Molecular Genetic

Medical/Professional School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA