Nelly Tan, M.D.

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Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dr. Nelly Tan is an abdominal radiologist, with clinical interests in genitourinary imaging, and quality of care. Dr. Tan completed the accelerated 7-year B.S./M.D. Biomedical Sciences University of California, Riverside / University of California, Los Angeles Medical School program. During medical school, Dr. Tan completed one-year of cancer research training at the National Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Branch. Dr. Tan completed general surgery training and one-year of urology residency. Dr. Tan was inspired by the technologic advances in radiology and ultimately switched to radiology subspecialty. Dr. Tan served as the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation fellow and completed the NIH-sponsored K30 program in the interim before completing radiology residency and abdominal radiology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tan's clinical and academic expertise include:

  • Elucidating approaches for improving patient-centered care and quality in radiology
  • Advancing our ability to diagnose genitourinary disease, specifically in prostate cancer imaging
  • Using data and advanced technology to understand complex problems to improve clinical workflow and throughput
  • Educating future generation of physicians using novel teaching tools

Dr. Tan combines her clinical interests to drive her research and discovery. Dr. Tan has been awarded research grants, research awards, has published numerous peer reviewed papers and is acknowledged at the national level for her academic achievements and work. In addition to her clinical and research interests, Dr. Tan finds joy in having inspired medical students to pursue radiology as a career and continues to sponsor medical students in their pursuits.

  1. 2017
    Fellowship - Abdominal RadiologyUniversity of California Los Angeles
  2. 2017
    Chief FellowUniversity of California Los Angeles
  3. 2016
    Residency - RadiologyUniversity of California Los Angeles
  4. 2009
    InternshipYale-New Haven Hospital
  5. 2008
    MDUniversity of California Los Angeles
  6. 2004
    BSUniversity of California Riverside

Certifications

  1. 2017
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Cum Laude AwardEducational Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America
  2. 2021
    2nd Place, Best Scientific AwardQuality & Safety Conference, American College of Radiology
  3. 2021
    Nominee, Emerging Educator AwardMayo Clinic in Arizona
  4. 2020
    Runner-Up, Best Scientific AwardQuality & Safety Conference, American College of Radiology
  5. 2019
    Society of Abdominal Radiology Hot Topics in Genitourinary Best Paper AwardSociety of Abdominal Radiology
  6. 2017
    Best Research Poster AwardLos Angeles Radiology Society
  7. 2016
    Best Research Poster AwardLos Angeles Radiology Society
  8. 2012
    Postdoctoral Excellence in Research RecognitionOffice of Research, University of California Los Angeles
  9. 2011
    Cum Laude AwardEducational Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America
  10. 2004
    ScholarshipDavid Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
  11. 2003
    MemberPhi Beta Kappa, University of California Riverside
  12. 2001
    Achievement AwardUniversity of California, Riverside

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Workshop DirectorAnnual Meeting, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberEnterprise Radiology Education Committee, Department of Radiology
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Radiology
  4. 2021
    MemberProgram Committee, Stanford Quality Improvement Summit, Stanford University
  5. 2021
    MemberProgram Education Committee, American College of Radiology
  6. 2021 - present
    Education DirectorDivision of Abdominal Radiology, Department of Radiology
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberEnterprise Radiology Quality Subcommittee, Department of Radiology
  8. 2020 - 2022
    MemberQuality and Safety Program Committee, American College of Radiology (ACR)
  9. 2020 - 2022
    MemberEducation Program Committee, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  10. 2019 - 2020
    ChairEarly Career Committee, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  11. 2019 - 2020
    Co-ChairSpring Ultrasound Conference, Los Angeles Radiological Society
  12. 2018 - 2022
    MemberEarly Career Committee, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  13. 2018 - 2021
    MemberProstate Disease Focused Panel, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  14. 2018 - 2019
    AdvisorRadiology Interest Group, University of California Riverside School of Medicine
  15. 2018 - 2019
    MemberGI Scientific Program Committee, Radiological Society of North America
  16. 2018 - 2019
    Vice ChairEarly Career Committee, Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR)
  17. 2017 - 2020
    Radiology Clerkship DirectorUniversity of California Riverside School of Medicine
  18. 2017 - 2019
    MemberBody Radiology Conference, Advisory Committee, Los Angeles Radiological Society
  19. 2004 - 2007
    FounderStudent-Run Health Clinic, University of California Riverside

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