Russell L. Nelson, M.D.

Member of  the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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--Fellowship

Otto E. Aufranc Fellow, New England Baptist Hospital Boston, Massachusetts

August 2003- July 2004 Adult Reconstructive Surgery.

--Internship and Residency

Intern, University of California, Davis Sacramento, California

July 1998- June 1999

Resident, University of California, Davis Sacramento, California

July 1999- June 2003  

  • Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award for Outstanding Performance as a Resident, 2002-2003.
  • Timothy J. Bray Trauma Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2002-2003.
  • Speaker as Chief Resident of Trauma at Multi-disciplinary Conference, Management of Adult Pelvic Fractures.
  • Orthopedic Representative for ACGME Institutional Review, 2001.
  • Orthopedic Resident Representative for Resident Medical Staff Committee 2001-2002.

--Education

University of Utah School of Medicine 1994-1998 Salt Lake City, Utah

Doctor of Medicine degree

  • Promotions, Retention, and Tenure Committee, 1997-1998 Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah

University of Utah 1986-1987, 1989-1992 Salt Lake City, Utah

Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering degree

  • Activities Chairperson Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society.
  • Vice President of graduate and undergraduate Materials Science and Engineering Student Advisory Committee.
  • Track and Field Scholarship, Javelin.

--Professional Experience

 Engineer Theratech 1993-1994, 1995 Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Manufactured prototypes, up-scaling the manufacturing equipment. Writing technical reports, Batch records, Standard Operating Procedures and other official documents.
  • Co-Principle author for a transdermal testosterone Development Report for a New Drug Application to the Food and Drug Administration.

--Research, Publications and Presentations

 Investigator for Multicenter Trial of the Continuum Ceramic bearing System in Total Hip Arthroplasty. September 2010- Present.

Murray Bern, Rahul V. Deshmukh, Russell Nelson, Benjamin Bierbaum, Nancy Sevier, Noreen Howie, Elana Losina, Jeffrey M. Katz: Low-Dose Warfarin Coupled With Lower Leg Compression Is Effective Prophylaxis Against Thromboembolic Disease After Hip Arthroplasty. 29 March 2007 The Journal of Arthroplasty August 2007 (Vol.22, Issue 5, Pages 644-650)

Nelson, R.L., Total Shoulder Revision, Presented at State of the Art in Orthopedics 2004, Snowbird, Utah, February 13, 2004

Nelson, R.L., Meehan, J.P., Hazelwood, S.J., Curtiss, S.: Cementation of Modular Acetabular Components in Reconstruction Cages. Presented at Paul R. Lipscomb Graduate Research Symposium, June 2003.

VanGorp, C., Hofmann,A.A., Scott,D.F., Camargo, M.P., Nelson, R.L.: Modular Versus Nonmodular Porous-Coated Titanium Acetabular Components in Primary Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 19-23, 1998, Scientific Exhibit #SE071.

Camargo, M.P. VanGorp, C., Hofmann, A.A., Scott, D.F., Nelson, R.L.: Collared Versus Collarless Porous-coated Titanium Femoral Components in Primary Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 19-23, 1998, Scientific Exhibit #SE070.

Nelson, R.L., Bachus, K.N. Shea K.G., Schlegel, J.D., Dunn, H.K.: Biomechanical Evaluation of the Stability of Thoracic Burst Fractures, Transaction of the Orthopedic Research Society, Vol. 23:1061, 1998.

Nelson, R.L., Bachus, K.N. Shea K.G., Schlegel, J.D., Dunn, H.K.: Assessment of Human Thoracic Spinal Motion: Is Horizontal Displacement Control Comparable to Moment Control. Transaction of the Orthopedic Research Society, Vol. 23:650, 1998.

Shea, K.G., Bachus, K.N., Schlegel, J.D., Nelson, R.L., Dunn, H.K.: The Contribution of the Rib Cage to Thoracic Spine Stability. Transaction of the Orthopedic Research Society, Vol. 22:365, 1997.

Nelson, R.L.: Surface Dynamics of Polypropylene Surfaces Treated by Radio-Frequency Gas Discharge. Bachelor of Science Thesis, University of Utah, 1992.

--Personal

Dr. Nelson grew up in Utah, is married and has 5 children.  He enjoys camping, hiking, golfing, cycling, water and snow skiing.

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