|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 581-7609||PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
|(801) 213-3599||University Hospital
Pediatric Nephrology, Clinic 6
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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 - Professor
|Academic Divisions||Pediatric Nephrology
|Board Certification||American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Nephrology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider 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.
UofU Patient March 17, 2014
Dr. Nelson was extremely friendly. He made sure to thoroughly review my little boy's condition, treatment, and next steps. He ensured we understood everything being said, and answered questions as they arose. He showed a genuine care and concern for us and our situation, for which we were very thankful for.UofU Patient May 27, 2013
Dr. Nelson is very friendly and competent. We feel like we are receiving great health care.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient October 07, 2012
We feel like we are in excellent care with the nurse practitioner and the doctor.UofU Patient July 10, 2012
I love Dr. NelsonUofU Patient May 11, 2012
Dr. Nelson is very competent and caring.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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. recommendUofU Patient January 11, 2012
Dr. Nelson is exactly what we need. He is thorough in explaining every thing I need to know.