Ronald A. Nelson MD - Directory
Although I was born in Washington State and raised outside Portland, Oregon, Murfreesboro is now my home. I first moved to Tennessee in August, 1986, to attend the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine after my graduation from Stanford University in California. During medical school I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a third year student. Following graduation from medical school in 1990, I entered the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. While at Keesler, I finished a medical internship then trained in aerospace medicine. I served as a flight surgeon for F-15 Eagle Fighter Squadrons at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. I flew almost 850 flight hours in Air Force aircraft, including almost 150 flights in the F-15D. I deployed to Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iceland on Air Force missions during my military service. The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons named me Pacific Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1994 and Air Combat Command Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1998. In 1999, I left the Air Force to begin dermatology residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I completed residency and board certification by the American Board of Dermatology in 2002. I practiced at Vanderbilt Dermatology clinics in Franklin and Shelbyville before joining Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic in 2004. I passed the American Board of Dermatology recertification examinations in March, 2010. Additionally, I founded Stones River Dermatology 2010 and we opened our Waterstone clinic location in 2011. I’m very proud of our staff and look forward to many years of helping our clients achieve optimum skin health.
Ronald A. Nelson CV November 2011