Stephen L. Nelson, Jr., MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP
Child Neurology Consulting Dr. Nelson has been practicing pediatrics and pediatric neurology for over 15 years. He is the current Director of Pediatric Neurology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, where he performs high volume inpatient and outpatient evaluations. He runs the pediatric epilepsy center which offers video EEG monitoring as well as epilepsy surgery. He is also a full-time faculty as Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson holds a medical license in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Maryland and is certified as a medical doctor expert witness by the state of Florida. He is also triple board certified in general pediatrics, epilepsy, and pediatric neurology.
In addition to his current clinical and academic appointments, Dr. Nelson is the Medical Director at the Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders as well as Co-Director of the newly established Tulane NeuroGenetics Center in 2016. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). Dr. Nelson earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at University of California, Riverside followed by his M.D. at University of California, San Diego. He completed his pediatric residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Lackland AFB, TX and his child neurology fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA. He served on active duty in the United States Air Force with final assignments at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where he was appointed Director of the National Capital Consortium Child Neurology Fellowship Program, and Director of Child Neurology for the nation's largest and only tri-service medical training school. A highly decorated Colonel in the USMC, Dr. Nelson also served in the US Air Force Reserve.
During his free time, Dr. Nelson can be seen sampling and enjoying local cuisine or strolling along the beautiful Audubon Park with his wife, kids, and dog.