Joel Byron Nelson, MD

Joel Nelson, MD, is a urologist with a specialty in prostate cancer at UPMC CancerCenter
  • Specialty:

  • Secondary Specialty:

    Urologic Oncology Urological Surgery Bloodless Medicine
  • Board Certifications:

  • Education:

    MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL
  • Residency:

    Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowships:

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Affiliations:

    UPMC Shadyside UPMC Presbyterian


Joel Byron Nelson, MD, is the Frederic N. Schwentker Professor and chairman of the Department of Urology for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He specializes in prostate cancer.

Dr. Nelson is board-certified in urologic oncology. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed a residency at McGaw Medical Center in Chicago, and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Dr. Nelson is a member of professional organizations such as the American Urologic Association, American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Society for Basic Urological Research.