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Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
82 Patient
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Department of Urology
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave.
Suite 209
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 605-3000


Urology, American Board of Urology


MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL

Northwestern University - Feinberg,
Chicago, IL

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

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July 24, 2019

Dr Nelson is terrific and always prompt and efficient. He is knowledgeable about my condition and very helpful to me in assessing my options.

July 17, 2019

I have complete confidence in Dr. Nelson. I travel a distance to see him and it is well worth my time and effort.

July 03, 2019

Excellent Urologist..answered all my questions. A true professional.

June 19, 2019

My experience is always comprehensive and valued when seen by Dr. Joel Nelson and office

May 22, 2019

Excellent in all phases. Everything was explained to me and it was exactly what was expected.

April 17, 2019

Dr. Nelson's assistant LaTrina(?) was very courteous and professional as she performed any prep that needed to be done today. Both Dr.Nelson and Dr. Jacob were very professional and I appreciated their display of concern for my health problems.

April 03, 2019

Dr Nelson was, as always, very understanding and helpful.

March 27, 2019

very good doctor.

March 20, 2019

Recently relocated to Pittsburgh, Dr. Nelson and the UPMC staff have worked with me since August 2018. Despite my previously residing in another state, this team has been helpful and accommodating.

February 27, 2019

Doc Nelson is wonderful doctor that I would recommend to anyone!