Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD


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
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    Dr. Peter Nelson explains Primary Age-Related Tauopathy and his role in defining this new disease
  • Awards

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

Training & Education


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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