SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT HEALTH AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE
Nelson, an avid fisherman, did a residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts and received fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at UF. He’s an expert in liver disease and co-wrote the U.S. treatment guidelines for hepatitis C and represented the country on the World Health Organization hepatitis C guidelines committee. His research has generated more than $80 million in funding. From 2010-19, he was director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. As leader of UF Health since 2019, Nelson oversees six health science colleges, eight interdisciplinary research centers, two hospital systems and more than 100 physician practices. The system has campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Nelson is an identical twin.