Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

33 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Raoul D. Nelson, Ph.D., M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7609 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 581-7609 University Hospital
Pediatric Nephrology, Clinic 6
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Raoul Nelson received his medical degree and doctorate of philosophy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, completed his Pediatric residency at University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center, and completed his Nephrology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University of St. Louis. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Nephrology & Hypertension division at University of Utah and is board-certified in Pediatric Nephrology. As chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension he manages division operations and as Medical Director of Pediatric Dialysis he manages the delivery of pediatric and adolescent dialysis at the University of Utah Hospital and Primary Children’s Medical Center.

His practice includes patients with diverse disorders of the kidney including chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, tubular disorders, cystic kidney disease, kidney malformations, kidney stones and hypertension, and provides medical supervision of dialysis treatments, plasma exchange and kidney transplantation in children and adolescents. He has a special interest in nephrotic syndrome, renal tubular disorders, kidney stones, developmental defects of the kidney and cystic kidney disease. His regional practice includes patients not only from Utah, but also from surrounding states of Nevada, Colorado, Idaho and Montana.

His past research has includes studies of renal physiology, renal tubular disorders, developmental kidney defects and cystic kidney disease in animal models. He has also contributed to several genetic studies of renal tubular disorders. More recently he is recruiting pediatric and adolescent patients to participate in multicenter studies of pediatric and adolescent kidney disease and is engaged in implementation of the electronic health record to improve delivery of pediatric subspecialty care.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Nephrology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.7
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
3.8
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 27, 2013

Dr. Nelson is very friendly and competent. We feel like we are receiving great health care.

April 04, 2013

Both my husband and I are extremely impressed with Dr. Nelson. He took his time explaining everything and was very patient with our questions. It gave us confidence.

April 02, 2013

It was due to some unusual circumstances that I was there with my daughter by the physicians assistant and the doctor took the time to answer my questions, and give me feedback.

March 25, 2013

Everything was thoroughly explained to us and every question was answered. The doctor tried to get us in for an ultrasound that day and when that wasn't a possibility he explained to us how and when to schedule so we wouldn't have to wait for that. He was extremely personable, a rare trait with many of doctors we have seen.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Nelson has always been a great doctor and I appreciate all that he does for Elias and to help us understand what is going on.

October 20, 2012

All my questions were answered, everything was good. This is highest level of medical help we ever had. Salt Lake City is truly great Capital and wonderful city. Thanks to God that He blessed so many people who make our visit to this clinic very hopeful.

October 07, 2012

We feel like we are in excellent care with the nurse practitioner and the doctor.

July 10, 2012

I love Dr. Nelson

May 11, 2012

Dr. Nelson is very competent and caring.

February 08, 2012

I love our doctor.I have all confidence in him.I feel he is honest with us and concerned, and very professional.

February 01, 2012

WONDERFUL DR! That is all we have to say. Would definitely go back and will in the 6 month check up. Same Dr and all. I would def. recommend

January 11, 2012

Dr. Nelson is exactly what we need. He is thorough in explaining every thing I need to know.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Nephrology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-3599 Williams Building
Pediatric Nephrology
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Raoul Nelson received his medical degree and doctorate of philosophy from the Molecular Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, completed his Pediatric residency at University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center, and completed his Nephrology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Nephrology & Hypertension division at University of Utah and is board-certified in Pediatric Nephrology. He is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension and Medical Director of Pediatric Dialysis.

His research interests have included collecting duct physiology and pathophysiology, kidney development, and cystic kidney disease. He has created a number of transgenic mouse models expressing green fluorescent protein and Cre recombinase within intercalated and principal cells of the renal collecting duct. The Cre expression mouse models have been used to knockout genes from the renal collecting duct in studies of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, kidney development and collecting duct physiology. The green fluorescent protein expressing mice were used to develop the COPAS technique for isolation of tubules for molecular analysis and perform systems biology studies of gene expression within intercalated cells of the kidney. He has also studied transcription factor regulation of collecting development and transport. Finally, he has contributed to several genetic studies of tubular disorders of the kidney including renal tubular acidosis.

He now is now transitioning to clinical research and is recruiting pediatric and adolescent patients to participate in multicenter studies as part of the Midwestern Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium. These studies aim to define the natural history and explore treatments for kidney disease in pediatric and adolescent patients. He is also interested in the use of the electronic health record to improve efficiency and quality of pediatric subspecialty care.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship St. Louis Children's Hospital
Pediatric Nephrology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical Washington University
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training Washington University
Physiology
Ph.D.
Undergraduate St. Olaf College
Chemistry
B.A.
Certification University of Utah, Eccles School of Business
Leadership Development for Physician Executives
Certificate

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