Meet Our Team

Dr. Nelson's passion for providing the best care while utilizing the latest techniques and medical advances led him to founding the Shoulder and Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Nelson is a fellowship-trained shoulder specialist, who also practices general orthopedics. Dr. Nelson can perform complex procedures including total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements and rotator cuff and labral repairs. He is one of the only surgeons in Oklahoma to have received fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery from the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Association.  A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Nelson provides complete care for sports injuries, workplace accidents and degenerative arthritis. At the Shoulder and Orthopedic Institute we strive to improve our patients' quality of life by making them healthier so they can lead happier, pain free lives. From your first appointment to post-operative check-ups and physical therapy, we focus on  getting you back to the things you love as soon as possible.

Founder, Shoulder & Orthopedic Institute


Medical School
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Oklahoma State Univeristy, Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, Oklahoma City - Orthopedic Surgery
St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City
American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship, St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, Columbus, GA
Board Certifications
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Program
Masters of Health Science
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Bachelor of Science, Allied Health
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Board Certification
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
1616 South Kelly Avenue, Edmond, OK 73013 Phone 405-330-8847
10001 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73139 Phone 405-330-8847
9800 Broadway Extension, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73114 Phone 405-330-8847