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Mark C. Nelson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Dr. Nelson performs general orthopaedic and spine procedures for a variety of conditions. His specialties include:

  • Spine Surgery

About Dr. Nelson

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Nelson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and received his medical doctorate also from the University of Utah. He completed his general surgery internship at George Washington University, Washington D.C., and his residency also at George Washington University. Dr. Nelson completed his fellowship in spine surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY. He joined our team at California Orthopaedic Institute in 2023.

Languages Spoken
  • › English
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • › Hospital for Special Surgery, Spinal Surgery Fellowship
  • › Lenox Hill Hospital, International Spinal Surgery Fellowship
  • › George Washington University Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • › George Washington University Hospital, General Surgery Internship
  • › University of Utah, School of Medicine, MD
  • › University of Utah, Undergrad
Memberships & Associations
  • › American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow
  • › North American Spine Society, Member
  • › California Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • › California Medical Association, Member
  • › San Diego County Medical Society, Member
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9834 Genesee Avenue
Ste. 223
La Jolla, CA, 92037

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Contact Mark C. Nelson, MD for more assistance at (858) 434-5810.