Dr. Fullington’s Professional History

Education for Dr. Nora Fullington 

Providence College – BA – Biology – 2005

New York Medical College – MD – 2009


Surgical Training

Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston – 2013

University of Massachusetts Surgical Residency – 2016


Work Experience 

Boston Hernia & Pilonidal Center PLLC * – Starting May 1, 2021

General Surgical Practice, University of Massachusetts – Milford Regional Medical Center  (2016-2021)

General Surgical Practice, University of Massachusetts – Marlborough Hospital  (2016-2021)

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts (2016-2021)

Residency Rotation Director, University of Massachusetts – Milford Regional Medical Center (2016-2021)

Team Leader, Team Broken Earth, University of Massachusetts – Port au Prince, Haiti (2017-2021)


Professional Societies and Committees

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons, Operation Giving Back

Americas Hernia Society

New England Surgical Society


Clinical Interests

Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Umbilical Hernia Surgery

Ventral/Epigastric Hernia Surgery

Advanced Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Minimally Invasive  Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery



Fullington N, Potanos K, Cauley R, Zurakowski D, Fishman SJ, Vakili K, Kim HB.  Strain Induced Esophageal Growth in a Novel Rodent Model. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2016. 

Fullington N, Cauley R, Potanos K, O’Melia L, Zurakowsji D, Kim H B, Seefelder C, Vakili K. Immediate extubation after pediatric liver trans

plantation: A single-center experience. Liver Transplantation. 2014.  

Potanos K , Fullington N, Cauley R, Vakili K, Fishman S, Kim HB. Tissue Expander Stimulated Lengthening of Arteries (TESLA) Induces Early Endothelial Cell Proliferation in a Novel Rodent Model. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015.

Potanos K, Hodgkinson N, Fullington N, Narla A, Albritton K, Kozakewich H, Kim HB. Long Term Survival in Pediatric Hepatic Angiosarcoma (PHAS): A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2015. 

Vakili K, Fullington N, Turner C, Cauley R, Potanos K, Lee S, Ferguson M, Lock J, Kim HB. Aorto-Mesenteric and Renal Allograft Transplant: A Novel Treatment for Midaortic Syndrome. Am J Transplant. 2013. 

Cauley R, Stoffan A, Potanos K, Fullington N, Graham DA, Finkelstein JA, Kim HB, Wilson JM. Pulmonary Support On Day 30 As A Predictor Of Morbidity And Mortality In Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Ped Surgery. 2013.

Cauley R, Potanos K, Fullington N, Lillehei C, Vakili K, Kim HB. Reno-portal anastomosis as an approach to pediatric kidney transplantation in the setting of Inferior Vena Cava thrombosis. Pediatr Transplant. 2013.

Cauley R, Vakili K, Potanos K, Fullington N, Graham G, Finkelstein J, Kim HB. Deceased donor liver transplantation in infants and small children:  Are partial grafts riskier than whole organs? Liver Transplantation. 2013.