Nels D. Carroll, MD, PGY III

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Dr. Carroll was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Washington in 2007 where he was a Mary Gates Scholar studying marine benthic ecology. He then joined Teach For America, serving in Houston, TX where he taught math and science.  Given the opportunity to advance with his students, he remained on to teach an additional year after completing his service commitment. He received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 2015 where he developed his interest in cardiothoracic surgery. Here he contributed to research in lung transplantation, heart failure and robotic cardiac surgery and participated in multiple service learning opportunities in India and also in China. His professional interests are broad and span minimally invasive thoracic surgery, mitral disease and endovascular aortic repair. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and other outdoor activities, and is an avid Seahawks fan.
Medical Education
Temple University School of Medicine,    United States
08/2011 - 05/2015
M.D.,     05/2015

Graduate    -Temple University School of Medicine,  
Philadelphia, PA Post Baccalaureate, Advanced Core in Medical Sciences
08/2010 - 06/2011
Graduate    -University of Saint Thomas,   
Houston, TX Teaching Certification, State of Texas Standard Certificate EC-4
09/2007 - 12/2007
Undergraduate    -University of Washington,    
Seattle, WA Biology
09/2004 - 06/2007
B.S.,     09/2007
Undergraduate    -Spokane Falls Community College,   
Spokane, WA General Studies

09/2000 - 06/2002
A.A.,     06/2002

Research Experience

02/2013 - 07/2013
Temple University Department of Otolaryngology,      PA,    United States
Research Assistant,    Dr. Jeffrey Liu
Examined retrospective data from the SEER database and compiled reports in response to questions posed by faculty.

Temple University Hospital Cardiovascular Research,       PA,    United States
Clinical research assistant,    Dr. T. Sloane Guy
Performed clinical research in the fields of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Participated in data entry, analysis, and literature review. Co-authored multiple original abstracts on topics including lung transplantation, novel surgical techniques via both conventional and robotic approaches, heart failure, and management of aortic dissections. Presented research as primary author at national meetings.

04/2007 - 06/2007
Mary Gates Endowment, University of Washington,      WA,    United States
Student Endowment Scholar,    Dr. Megan Dethier

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
Weigle DS, Buben A, Burke CC, Carroll ND, Cook BM, Davis BS, Dubowitz G, Fisher RE, Freeman TC, Gibbons SM, Hansen HA, Heys KA, Hopkins B, Jordan BL, McElwain KL, Powel FL, Reinhart KE, Robbins CD, Summers CC, Walker JD, Weber SS, Weinheimer CJ.    Adaptation to altitude as a vehicle for experiential learning of physiology by university undergraduates.    Advances in Physiology Edcuation.    2007, Sep;    31(3):    270-278.  Pub Status:    Published.
Poster Presentation
Carroll, N., Dries, D., Stephens, R., Aiken, T., Moser, G., McCarthy, J., Wheatley, G., Toyoda, Y., Guy, T., Lewis, C.,  (2015) Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and robotic heart surgery: enabling a novel physiologic repair for a complex problem. Poster presented at: American Association of Thoracic Surgery Mitral Conclave 2015: New York, NY
Carroll, N., Kashem, M., Shiose, A., Wheatley 3rd, G., Guy, T., Butler-LeBair, M., Patel, N., Cordova, F., Criner, G., Toyoda,Y.   (2014)L.ung allocation score criteria adjustment and impacts on transplantation: a retrospective study at:    International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34th Annual Meeting;    San Diego,        CA .

Poster presented

Carroll, N., McCarthy, J., Moser, W., Kashem, M., Wheatley 3rd, G., Toyoda, Y., Guy, T.    (2014)T. otally endoscopic robotic myomectomy and anterior leaflet augmentation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: towards a paradigm shift presented at:    Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting;    Palm Beach,         FL .


Carroll, N., McCarthy, J., Moser, W., Kashem, M., Wheatley 3rd, G., Toyoda, Y., Guy, T.    (2014)P. ercutaneous arterial closure combined with totally endoscopic robotic mitral valve repair Poster presented at:    Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL.

Carroll, N., Patel, D.    (2013)T. he Changzhou Experience Poster presented at:    Temple Emergency Action Corps  Symposium;    Philadelphia,      PA .

Kothapalli, P., Kashem, M., Carroll, N., Moser, W., Shiose, A., Wheatley 3rd, G., Guy, T., Toyoda, Y.    (2014)C. oncomitant coronary artery bypass surgery during left ventricular assist device implantation Poster presented at:    Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting;    Palm Beach,      FL .

Toyoda, Y., Kashem, M., Carroll, N., Moser, W., Shiose, A., Wheatley 3rd, G., Guy, T.    (2014)A. case report of caval division repair using extracellular matrix patch and roll for partial anomalous pulmonary venous return to the superior vena cava at:    Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 52nd Annual Meeting;    Palm Beach,        FL .

Toyoda, Y., Kashem, M., Kothapalli, P., Kadakia, S., Carroll, N., Shiose, A., Hisamoto, K., Leotta, E., Guy, T.    (2014) A ggressive surgical intervention and treatment of end-stage severe heart failure patients: crossing the barrier Association of Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting;    Toronto,  ON CAN .

Weigle, D., Buben, A., Burke, C., Carroll, N., Cook, B., Davis, B., Dubowitz, G., Fisher, R., Freeman, T., Gibbons, S., Hansen, H., Heys, K., Hopkins, B., Jordan, B., McElwain, K., Powell, F., Reinhart, K., Robbins, C., Summers, C., Walker, J., Weber, S.    (2007). Adaptation to altitude as a vehicle for experiential learning of physiology by university undergraduate Poster presented at:    15th International Hypoxia Symposium;    Lake Louise,      AB CAN .

Wheatley 3rd, G., Muetterties, C., Moser, W., Menon, R., Carroll, N., Marulanda, K., Guy, T., Toyoda, Y., Kaiser, L.    (2014)D. eclining cardiothoracic surgeon involvement in the management of aortic dissections: impact of endovascular technologies and implications for training  Poster presented at:    Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 51st Annual Meeting;    San Diego,       CA .

Other Articles
Carroll, ND. (2014, June 1)         Journal of Lancaster General Hospital :    Pub Status,    Published
Membership and Honorary/Professional Societies
American College of Surgeons
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Medical School Awards
Arthur P. Gold Humanism Award
Dr. Herman Brown Award in Surgery