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Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD

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Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • About

    Peter Nelson received his medical degree and a doctorate in philosophy in Neurobiology, from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He then completed anatomic pathology residency, neuropathology clinical fellowship, and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia.

    Nelson is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. He leads the Neuropathology Core of the University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center.

    Nelson's 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

    American Board of Pathology, Neuropathology

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Pathology

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  • Awards

    Asao Hirano Prize, 2014, American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP)