UPMC Physician Elected American Board of Urology Trustee


Joel Nelson, M.D., chair of the Department of Urology at UPMC,  has been elected trustee of the American Board of Urology. His six-year term began in March.

Dr. Nelson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and an active member of the American Urological Association, American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society for Basic Urological Research, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Allegheny County Medical Society, Society of University Urologists, Society of Urology Chairpersons and Physicians Directors, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Society for Urologic Oncology, and Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.

The American Board of Urology acts for the benefit of the public to insure high quality, safe, efficient and ethical practice of urology by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists.

Dr. Nelson joined UPMC in 1999, and specializes in prostate cancer with a strong interest in basic, translational and clinical urological research. He was nominated by the American Urological Association.