Katie Watts

Jennifer Aldrink, MD's surgical interests focus on pediatric and adolescent surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, including chest and abdominal solid tumors such as neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, ovarian tumors, sarcoma, melanoma, thyroid cancer, and metastatic disease. She is the director of Surgical Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a member of the Thyroid Disease team, Pigmented Skin Lesion team, and vascular malformations team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed her general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Aldrink completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Aldrink is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), and participates actively on the Renal Tumor Committee, Surgical Committee, and Rare Tumor Committee. She is a member of the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative, the Cancer Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, and the International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology. She is a member of the Pediatric Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program. She is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery where she is a member of the program committee, and the Society of University Surgeons.


  • MD: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University 
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center 
  • Fellowship: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology 
  • Pediatric Endocrine Surgery 
  • Pediatric Renal Tumors
  • Melanoma

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