John W. Nelson, MD John W. Nelson, MD

John W. Nelson, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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ABOUT ME

I graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1983 and served as a nuclear-trained officer on board two submarines before shifting to the Navy Medical Corps. Following medical school, I completed Diving Medical Officer training and served as head of diving research at the Naval Medical Research Center. After completing specialty training, I completed my 30+ year Navy career as Head, Radiation Oncology at Naval Medical Portsmouth Virginia. After returning to Duke, I served two years as Medical Director, Danville Center for Radiation Oncology, where I helped introduce technological advances into the clinical setting designed to improve treatment precision while minimizing treatment-related side effects. I joined Duke’s Wake County Radiation Oncology team in June 2017, and see patients in Raleigh and Cary. My clinical focus is on multi-disciplinary treatment of gynecologic, genitourinary, and lower gastrointestinal malignancies, with a focus on quality-of-life through minimizing treatment-related side effects.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (Maryland), 1999
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center (Maryland), 1999-2000
Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2004-2008
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View John Nelson's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.