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After earning his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Nelson completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: August 2008

Awards & Publications


  • Silver Spurs, University of Texas 1997


Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Lin PH, Nelson JC, Lam R, Paladugu R, Chen C, Quinn G, Lumsden AB. A prospective evaluation of interrupted nitinol surgical clips in arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis.  Am J Surg. 2003 Dec;186(6):625-30.
  • Lin PH, Bush RL, McCoy SA, Felkai D, Pasnelli TK, Nelson JC, Watts K, Lam RC, Lumsden AB.  A prospective study of a hand-held ultrasound device in abdominal aortic aneurysm evaluation.  Am J Surg. 2003 Nov;186(5):455-9.
  • Jonathan C. Nelson MD, Peter H. Lin MD, Ruth L. Bush MD, and Alan B. Lumsden MD. Endovascular Repair of an Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm due to Ureteroscopic Fulguration.  Journal of Trauma 2004; 57:1373.
  • Robert E. Southard, Jonathan C. Nelson, David L. Joyce, Larry O. Thompson, Christian A. Skrabal, Guillermo Torre-Amione†, Keith A. Youker, George P. Noon and Matthias Loebe Placement of a Left Ventricular Assist Device in a Patient with Dextrocardia, Journal of Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Mar;24(3):338-9.
  • Nelson JC, Lin PH, Cox M, Lumsden AB. Aortoenteric Fistula after Endostent Placement, Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (In Press)
  • Jonathan C. Nelson MD, Russell C. Lam MD, Neal S Kleiman MD, George P. Noon MD, Matthias Loebe MD PhD.  Primary Repair of a Post Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect with Placement of a Left Ventricular Assist Device: A New Approach.  New England Journal of Medicine (Submitted)
  • Lam R, Haddad JL, Nelson JC, Paladugu R, Lin PH, Bush RL, and Lumsden AB. The  Efficacy of magnetic resonance venography in evaluating lower extremity veins for  bypass procedures. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2006. (Submitted)
  • Nelson J, Pham H.  Clinic Based Vacuum Assisted Excision of benign breast lesions improves operating room efficiency at a county hospital.  (Submitted)

Book Chapters

  • Alan B. Lumsden, Ruth L. Bush, Peter H. Lin, Jonathan C. Nelson. Vascular Surgery:   Spinger Surgery Atlas Series.   Book Chapter:  Chapter 17:  Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.  In press by Springer: 2006.  Edited by:  JSP Lumley and JJ Hoballah.

Hobbies & Interests

When not caring for patients, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter Caroline. He also enjoys fishing, golfing, and traveling.

Medical School

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2002


  • Baylor College of Medicine, General Surgery, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery


Berthelsen Main Campus

2727 W. Holcombe Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77025

Get Directions 713-442-0000

Hospital Affiliations

  • Houston Methodist
  • St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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