Melissa B Nelson MD


Education

Doctor of Medicine  
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University

Residency
Cornell University Medical Center at the New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowship
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from the Rose F. Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein University

Gender

Female

Languages

English, Spanish

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Nelson has served as the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and currently serves on the Medical College of Virginia’s Alumni Board of Directors, the Virginia Tech Alumni Board of Directors, and the PACKids Board. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics for Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Nelson has been recognized in Richmond Magazine’s annual Top Docs issue (2010, 2013 & 2016) , and received one of the YWCA’s 2015 Outstanding Women Awards for her dedication and efforts to establish Richmond’s independent and freestanding children’s hospital.

She is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to general pediatrics, Dr. Nelson’s medical interests are developmental and behavioral pediatrics. 

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