Dr. Lionel Nelson is a board-certified otolaryngologist, specializing in the treatment of adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat patients. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree in physics from the City University of New York and received his medical degree from Yale University. After completing an internship at the University of California, San Diego, he did his residency training in surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Stanford.
Over the years, Dr. Nelson has been a teacher, an inventor, a medical director, a researcher and a writer. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel, having spent 21 years in active and reserve service. His last deployment, 2008-2009, was as flight surgeon for a combat aviation brigade in Baghdad, Iraq. He has a passion for medical humanitarian assistance, which has taken him to many developing countries all over the world. Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, staying physically fit, hiking, reading and listening to classical music.