Dr. Edward L. Nelsonis a Hematology/Oncology subspecialist who cares primarily cares for patients with lymphomas, although he does see patients with other Hematology/Oncology disorders. Dr. Nelson sees patients at two sites, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange CA and Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, Irvine CA. He has been in practice over 30 years.
Dr. Nelson obtained his MD degree from Oregon Health Sciences University, graduating with honors and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester School of Medicine, under the leadership of Dr. William Morgan one of the two originators of "the psychosocial model of medicine." This training was followed by his Medical Oncology Clinical Fellowship and a three year Immunology Research Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. Following this, Dr. Nelson was Director of the Immunotherapy Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute-Frederich Cancer Research and Development Center for 6 years. He moved to the University of California, Irvine in 2000 where he was appointed Chief of the Hematology/ Oncology Division in 2010. Dr. Nelson is a member of the NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only comprehensive cancer center in Orange county California. Dr. Nelson and the Hematology/Oncology Divison at the University of California Irvine is committed to providing disease specific expertise not only for their patients, but also for community practitioners, helping them to remain up to date on the latest developments, advances, and therapies.
Dr. Nelson is actively involved in both clinical and laboratory based research, providing the latest and most cutting edge clinical care to his patients. Dr. Nelson is committed to delivering high quality care. He participates in the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Practice Initiative (QOPI). His practice has been QOPI continuously certified since 2010, demonstrating national recognition that his practice consistently delivers the highest quality of care to his patients. Dr. Nelson has been selected as a Castle Connoly Best Doctor since 2012 and is consistently selected as one of Orange County's "Top Doctors." Dr. Nelson's practice style is collaborative, partnering with his patients, vs. autocratic, telling patients what to do. Dr. Nelson is committed to caring for the whole person. He is particularly sensitive to the global impact a diagnosis of cancer has on both the patient and those surrounding the patient. Dr. Nelson is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and in training the next generation of Hematology/Oncology physicians. A wide range of insurance plans are accepted by Dr. Nelson's practice, please call for details. Patients receive compassionate, comprehensive, and up to date expert care.