Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD

Practice areas

Practice areas

Clinical interests

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging
  • MicroRNAs (MiRNAs)
  • Neuropathology

Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD


My name is Peter Nelson; I received my medical degree, and a doctorate in philosophy in Neurobiology, from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. I then completed anatomic pathology residency, neuropathology clinical fellowship, and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia. I am board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. I am leader of the Neuropathology Core of the University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center.

My areas of interest include neuropathology, microRNAs (miRNAs), Alzheimer's disease, hippocampal sclerosis of aging (HS-Aging), dementia with Lewy bodies, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Faculty rank

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Neuropathology

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