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Peter Nelson, MD

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About Peter Nelson

Dr. Nelson is the Mary Louise Todd Chair for Cardiovascular Research, and Professor and Section Chief of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He obtained his medical degree and completed General Surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts. He then completed research training in the Harvard-Longwood Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship and a Vascular Surgery fellowship at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. He is board certified in Vascular Surgery.

Affiliations Schusterman Center – Surgery Procedures Clinic, Schusterman Center, OU Health Physicians Surgical Specialist
Health Education
  • College
  • BS in Biology and Classics; Summa Cum Laude Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Worcester, MA
  • Residency
  • Surgery University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Worcester, MA
  • Fellowship
  • Vascular Surgery Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Lebanon, NH
  • Vascular Research Harvard-Longwood Research Training
    Boston, MA
  • Training
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surgery) 2011
Medical Interests Areas of Interest: Dr. Nelson has served as the Program Director of the OU Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program, the only one of its kind in Oklahoma. His specific educational interests center around optimized team training and surgical simulation in both open and endovascular surgical procedures. His team plans to leverage the resources available at the Simulation Center at OU- Tulsa (SCOUT) to develop novel programs to serve the OU students, residents and fellows, faculty, and outreach to caregivers throughout the greater Tulsa community. Dr. Nelson also has interest in career decision-making in medical students and spends significant mentoring and advising student in this regard. Research Interests: Dr. Nelson’s clinical research focuses on emerging device development and clinical trials in vascular intervention in order to bring cutting edge technology to the patients in our community long before it is broadly available. His translational science research interests focus on genomic/proteomic predictors of outcomes in vascular surgery and personalized medicine. This program employs state-of-the-art high-throughput molecular techniques to analyze the entire genome and metabolome for patterns of inflammatory changes either at baseline or perioperatively to identify patient-specific signatures that predict eventual clinical outcome from intervention. His research has been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. Finally, his health services research interests utilize state, regional, and national health care data to identity trends in the utilization of endovascular therapies and associated disparities in access to these technologies and resulting differences in clinical outcomes. Special Clinical Interests: Dr. Nelson’s clinical interests include minimally invasive endovascular approaches to all vascular disease – thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, percutaneous intervention for carotid stenosis and stroke, percutaneous intervention for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and minimally invasive treatment of venous disease and dialysis access. As such he and his team have access to the latest devices and technology available in these areas. One example includes the
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  • Dec 23, 2020
    I like that he was very patient and I also likes it good other options I mean all my options and we discussed it and we sit down and talk about the things that we're going to go through.
  • Dec 23, 2020
    Very kind
  • Dec 2, 2020
    Acted Concerned about your health and easy to talk with
  • Nov 25, 2020
    Very positive experience
  • Oct 14, 2020
    Seemed caring and knowledgeable
  • Jun 24, 2020
    The provider did a good job. My concern is in the reception area, there is basically no one to greet a patient when they arrive. In fact, there are two signs in the waiting area that says "If someone hasn't acknowledged you in 10 or 20 minutes, let us know." That is not customer friendly and tends to escalate any anxiety the patient might be experiencing. I understand people are there working in the back office, we can see them. However, seems like they could work at the reception desk too and ack
  • Jan 8, 2020
    Most friendly doctor I have ever see. Was a great appointment down to the aide. She was social and the office staff is the best.
  • Jan 8, 2020
    Always very courteous and professional. I trust my doctors opinion completely.
  • Nov 27, 2019
    Very pleased to have Dr. Nelson as my surgeon. He and his staff are very professional and friendly.
  • Nov 27, 2019
    He was kind and polite.
  • Nov 12, 2019
    Nice friendly informative
  • Oct 23, 2019
    Had to wait an additional hour before P.A. then another 20+ minutes for Dr. Dr. was informed and he seemed invested in my health. Overall I was satisfied except for the fact that I was there 2 hours. Thanks! ??
  • Oct 23, 2019
    Dr Nelson is a very good and professional doctor
  • Oct 2, 2019
    Both nurse and Dr were very nice. ????
  • Aug 21, 2019
    I feel my care is in the most knowledgeable team in Tulsa. Very pleased with their care.
  • Aug 7, 2019
    He had me go to appointment only to set up another appointment. This could have been done on the phone.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Surgery was hell. Had to get another doctor to provide pain relief. I was very sick after surgery and could not work. Dr Nelson was very nice when I saw him for follow up and said I did my homework on the statin drugs and allowed me to discontinue them. I will follow up with my problem. But you all need to give patients pain relief after surgery. We should not have to suffer.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    The Dr and staff was very professional
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Dr. Nelson goes above and beyond my expectation. His knowledge and history of my operation is incredible in opinion.
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Well informed. I would honestly say he is very good as a physician in terms of being thorough and interested in assisting his patients. Very rare in Oklahoma as most physicians by public view are unresponsive and really do not care. Thank you to Peter for a job well done. Regards.
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