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Kenneth J. Nelson, MD,FACS

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Ken Nelson, MD, FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic trauma and limb salvage and reconstruction. An accomplished veteran, Dr. Nelson has extensive experience caring for our nation's military as an orthopedic surgeon. After his completion of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, he went on to attend medical school through Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He completed his orthopaedic surgery internship and residency in Washington, DC, through Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital respectively. Specializing in trauma, Dr. Nelson completed his fellowship through Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Nelson is an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, a lifetime member of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Committed to education and mentoring, Dr. Nelson has trained residents and students throughout his career.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Active Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Lifetime Member, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Southeast Fracture Consortium

Awards & Recognitions:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians Active Teacher Award, 2016, 2017
  • ‘A’ Designator of Proficiency 2015
  • Order of Military Medical Merit 2015
  • AFIRM Regenerative Medicine Traveling Fellowship 2011
  • Legion of Merit Medal 2024
  • Bronze Star Medal 2021
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2012, 2014
  • Army Commendation Medal 2002, 2007, 2009 (x2)
  • Army Achievement Medal 2002
  • Expert Field Medical Badge 1998
  • Combat Action Badge 2021
  • Flight Surgeon Badge 2001
  • Parachutist Badge 2000
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Orthopaedic Trauma and Limb Salvage / Reconstruction
  • Fellowship
  • Trauma, Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, NC
  • Residency
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Internship
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Medical School
  • Uniformed Services University Bethesda, MD
  • College
  • United States Military Academy West Point, NY