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Dr. David Robert Nelson, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Gainesville, FL, with other offices in Jacksonville, FL and GAINESVILLE, FL. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital.
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Graduated in 1990
David R. Nelson, M.D., is a professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical research in the University of Florida College of Medicine and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, the UF CTSI helps improve how biomedical research is conducted and enables scientists to work together to speed the translation of laboratory discoveries into clinical treatments. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate University in Syracuse. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts and obtained fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at UF. Dr. Nelson's area of clinical expertise is hepatology with an emphasis on the management of viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Dr. Nelson also has strong translational research interests, focusing primarily on the immunopathogenesis and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma. He oversees more than 15 active clinical trials and has a 15-year track record of NIH funding. Dr. Nelson serves as principal investigator on basic science, clinical research and training grants in gastroenterology and hepatobiliary diseases. He has an impressive record of academic achievement with more than $30 million in research funding and more than 200 publications.