About Nicholas Nordstrom
Born in Massachusetts, but raised in Kansas City. I attended Kansas State University in Manhatten, KS as an undergrad and then moved back to Kansas City for medical school at the University of Kansas.
- MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City
- BS, Kansas State University, 2019
About Nicholas Nordstrom
Born in Massachusetts, but was raised in Kansas City. I attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS as an undergrad and then moved back to Kansas City for medical school at the University of Kansas.
What attracted you to WVU Residency?
My professional goal is to be a clinically busy, fellowship-trained surgeon, that gets to teach. WVU surgery was a perfect fit for me in that it is a strong academic program that first and foremost had the goal of training technically excellent surgeons. WVU treats a sick and surgically complex patient population, which prepares graduates to operate on day one, but also has robust research and academic connections to help their graduates match into whatever competitive fellowship they want to acquire across the country.
What makes our program unique?
I have always had an interest in surgical education and have had some experiences with surgical simulation and teaching in medical school. The WVU fresh tissue cadaver program is a clear highlight of this program that gives residents experience in emergent and uncommon procedures in a simulated environment.
What do you like about living in Morgantown?
Coming from the Midwest and the very flat state of Kansas, I was looking forward to living in a place with incredible scenery, and opportunities to explore the outdoors. I also love the feel of a college town where the community is tight-knit, and people are kind. Morgantown reminds me of my Midwest roots while WVU also proves to be a leader for medicine in the region as well.
Awards: University of Kansas School of Medicine Honors
- Dr. NE Melencamp Scholarship, April 2021, School of Medicine Scholarship
- Dr. Philip Galloway Scholarship, April 2020, School of Medicine Scholarship
- Edward Baumhardt Scholarship, April 2019, School of Medicine Scholarship
Professional Societies/Leadership Positions:
- American College of Surgeons – Resident membership
- American Medical Association – Resident membership
- American College of Surgeons – Medical Student membership
- American Medical Association – Medical Student membership
Nordstrom, N., Raheel, A., Johnson, B., Ayres, J., Minchew, H., Riffel, J., Dixon, K., Adkins, S., Berbel, G. (May 2022). Burned Out: Medical Students Are Out of Fuel Before Their Surgical Clerkship Takes Off. Oral Presentation at Western Surgical Association.
Nordstrom, N., Raheel, A., Ayres, J., Johnson, B., Minchew, H., Riffel, J., Dixon, K., Adkins, S., Berbel, G. (May 2022). “Surgery or Medicine?” Analyzing the Impact of the Surgery Clerkship Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Oral Presentation at Western Surgical Association.
Nordstrom, N., Moore, X., Sutton, L., Greiner, A. (March 2021). Development of New Clinic Protocol in Response to COVID-19 at a Student-Run Free Clinic. Oral presentation at the annual Society of Student-Run Free Clinic Conference.
Personal Interests: I enjoy golfing, watching football, and the Kansas City Chiefs, and have played piano for 20 years and trumpet for 14. I also enjoy finding new breweries and cocktail establishments with my girlfriend.