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Don Nelson, MD

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Professor Emeritus
Director Of Medical Informatics

Dr. Nelson grew up on a farm near Bowbells, North Dakota, and received his undergraduate degree from Dana College in Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1975 and the Cedar Rapids Family Practice Residency in 1978. He added a Masters Degree in Health Informatics in 2010 from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. Nelson was in private practice in Cedar Rapids for six years before joining the CRMEF faculty in 1984. As Director of Medical Informatics, Dr. Nelson oversees the informatics curriculum. He was named Educator of the Year in 1990 by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Nelson's wife, Mary Anne, is also a family doctor in Cedar Rapids. In his spare time, Dr. Nelson enjoys photography and experimenting with computers and electronics. He is active in church and several local community organizations. Dr. Nelson has many diverse talents. As a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he shares his creative talents as a balloon artist and entertainer.

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