Dr. Joel B Nelson MD Urologist

Dr. Joel Nelson is an urologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. He is one of 15 doctors at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and one of 14 at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside who specialize in Urology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Urologist: General Urology

Hospital Affiliation

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
High performing in Urology

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Ranked #30 in Urology

Education & Medical Training

McGaw Medical Center - Northwestern University
Residency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1989

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency, Urology, 1989 - 1990

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency, Urology, 1990 - 1994

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Urology
Certified in Urology

PA State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: who is benefiting?
Nelson, J. B.

Gene therapy as future treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Yoshimura, N., Kato, R., Chancellor, M. B., Nelson, J. B., Glorioso, J. C.

Is brachytherapy a kinder, gentler treatment for prostate cancer?
Nelson, J.B.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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