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Eric C. Nelson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Nelson, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, specializes in general and robotic colorectal surgery. He joined University Surgical Associates in 2013.

Dr. Nelson has office hours at USA's Gunbarrel Office every first, third, and fifth Monday (1 – 4 pm), USA's Surgical Specialties Building on Wednesday (1 – 3:50 pm), Erlanger Medical Mall on Thursday (1 – 3:50 pm) and CHI Memorial physician's office building on Friday (8:30 - 11 am). He performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital, CHI Memorial Hospital, CHI Memorial Hixson, the Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger, Erlanger East, and Parkridge Hospital.

Dr. Nelson is an assistant professor, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. 

Nurse: Megan Arnold, LPN
Contact: (423) 757-0760


Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
1997 – 2002

Medical School
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
2002 – 2006

Surgery Internship
University of California, Davis 
Davis, CA
2007 – 2008

General Surgery Residency
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
2008 – 2012

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
University of Tennessee
College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
2012 – 2013


Medical Licenses: Tennessee - 2013, California - 2008
ABS - 2013

Professional Organizations: American College of Surgeons; Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society; Tennessee Medical Association.
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