As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Nakayama provides surgical care for newborns, children and adolescents. Pediatric surgeons at The Children's Hospital treat a wide range of conditions including congenital birth defects, hernias, head and neck masses, digestive issues, genitourinary issues, thoracic conditions, tumors and cancer.
Medical Education: Dr. Don Nakayama is board certified in both pediatric and adult surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He graduated with his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in California, and he received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, where he completed his residency in general surgery and a research fellowship in fetal surgery. Dr. Nakayama completed a post-graduate fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and received a Master's in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Nakayama has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been ranked by Castle Connolly as one of America's Top Doctors.
Medical Interests: Dr. Nakayama has authored several books, including "Principals of Pediatric Surgery," "Critical Care of the Surgical Newborn" and "Atlas of Pediatric Surgery." He has led or participated in more than 130 research studies. Dr. Nakayama currently serves as associate editor of "The American Surgeon," the official journal of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and he served as the organization's president from 2014 to 2015.