David R. Nelson, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, and also serves as assistant vice president for research, associate dean for clinical research, and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UF. At the institute, he leads an effort to transform the university’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research. Dr. Nelson's research focuses on liver diseases.
Dr. Nelson is also the principal investigator of a PCORI-funded pragmatic study evaluating new hepatitis C virus therapies. As a principal investigator on basic science, translational research, and training grants, he jointly leads an international hepatitis C research network and oversees more than 15 ongoing clinical trials.
Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts and his gastroenterology fellowship in hepatology at UF. (More)