Jed Nuchtern, MD
Disclosures: Ownership interest (excluding diversified mutual funds)-Intuitive Surgical, Inc.|Ownership interest (excluding diversified mutual funds)-Insulet Corp.

Jed G. Nuchtern, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Global Surgery, a new initiative at Texas Children's Hospital. A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Nuchtern received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1985.  He completed his general surgery training at the University of Washington and a research fellowship in molecular cell biology at the National Institutes of Health.  He received advanced training in pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.  In addition to a clinical focus on surgical oncology and general pediatric surgery, Dr. Nuchtern leads a basic research program that focuses on molecular target discovery in neuroblastoma. 

He is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and is currently the surgical liaison to the Neuroblastoma Disease Committee. He was the principle investigator of the COG perinatal neuroblastoma study, which demonstrated that expectant observation was safe and effective therapy for infants with adrenal masses. Dr. Nuchtern’s research is informed by the treatment needs of his patients.

In his role as Chief of the Division of Global Surgery, Dr. Nuchtern focuses on helping to strengthen pediatric surgical serices in the countries that are served.  His experience in providing pediatric surgical services in underserved parts of the world, including Malawi, Uganda and Guatemala is the basis for his plans for the program, as he helps to nutture the infrastructure to provide viable, long-term health care solutions and for children and mothers worldwide, and surgical training for physicians in their homeland.