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Specialty:

Urology

Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
79 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

Department of Urology
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave.
Suite 209
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 605-3000
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Urology, American Board of Urology

Education:

MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL

Residency:
Northwestern University - Feinberg,
Chicago, IL


Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD



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January 24, 2018

Dr Nelson is excellent

January 17, 2018

The Doctor was very thorough

January 10, 2018

very good

January 10, 2018

I was referred to Dr. Nelson and am glad I was. His care and service was excellent.

January 10, 2018

Excellent to care provider, staff and facilities. Thank you

December 13, 2017

Excellent care from Dr. Joel Nelson!

December 13, 2017

It was clear that my medical history had been reviewed by Dr. Nelson. He listened to all of my concerns and my personal and medical background. He answered all of my questions, even used an analogy based on one of my hobbies to support a medical consideration. I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Nelson and felt very confident in selecting him to perform the required surgery, which was scheduled during the appointment..

December 13, 2017

Dr Joel Nelson is an excellent physician!

December 06, 2017

excellent

September 13, 2017

excellent