Timothy J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Internist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Timothy J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., is a general internal medicine practitioner, with a specialty interest in regenerative medicine.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Congenital and degenerative heart disease, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Clinical trials for regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies
  • Translational transplant medicine
  • Application of stem cell technologies in treating degenerative diseases
  • Ethics of stem cell technologies and therapies

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Nelson is active in research and education, mentoring students and fellows, and teaching multiple courses to graduate and medical students.

Dr. Nelson is the director of the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

  1. Congenital heart disease
  2. Heart disease
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cell technologies
  • Translational transplant medicine
  • Congenital and degenerative heart disease
  • Clinical trials for regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies
  • Ethics of stem cell technologies/therapies

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2010
    Chief ResidentClinician-Investigator Training Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2010
    Research Fellowship - Clinician-Investigator Training ProgramDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2008
    ResidentInternal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 1998
    BS - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, summa cum laudeUniversity of Wisconsin, Eau Claire


  1. 2008
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine