Thomas E. Nelson, M.D.

Thomas Nelson, MD specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements and orthopaedic oncology. His special interests include joint replacement revisions, knee surgery, hip surgery, hip resurfacing and arthritis care. Dr. Nelson has specialized training in direct anterior minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty, quad-sparing total knee replacements and operative treatment of cancers of the musculoskeletal system.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Nelson also completed his orthopedic residency there. He also completed an Orthopaedic Oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Professional Membership:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Philosophy of Care:
“Doing the right thing and putting patients first has always been my philosophy of care,” says Dr. Nelson. “I enjoy interacting with patients and helping them continue to enjoy an active life.”

Special Achievements & Awards:
“Top Doctor” — Dr. Nelson was voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls/St. Paul magazine.