Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson, MD

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physician

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept

614-293-8305 Appointments cannot be scheduled directly with this provider.

About Me

I currently work in the AfterHours Care Clinics as well as in the Physician Advisor program. I'm a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed my emergency medicine residency at Summa Akron City Hospital.

I served as The Ohio State University Department of Emergency Medicine Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for many years. I retired in 2014 and was appointed professor emeritus. My academic and research interests include environmental emergencies, disaster preparedness, hyperbaric medicine, testing and simulation technology, and medical-legal and legislative issues in emergency medicine.

I have served as president of the Ohio Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians, president of the Columbus Medical Association, and delegate from Ohio to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. I was president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2011-2012 where I also chaired the Initial Certification Task Force and the Test Development Committee.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
7/1/1975 - 6/9/1978


Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
7/1/1978 - 6/30/1979


Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
7/1/1979 - 6/30/1981

Board Certification

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Emergency Medicine

My Division

Emergency Medicine

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Nelson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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