Doctor Eric R. Nelson
Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Surgeon
founded Minnesota Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Specialists in 1990 and has been in private practice over 20 years.
He completed his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1985, interned at the University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles County, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute in California. He completed his oculoplastics fellowship training under Henry L. Baylis, M.D., the founding chief of the oculoplastics surgery fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons, the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, the Minnesota Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and was recently appointed by the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology to serve as Chairperson on the Self-Assessment Committee, which authors the questions used for Board certification and recertification of Ophthalmologists, Oculoplastic Surgeons. Dr. Nelson is also an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Nelson is a frequent speaker at specialty meetings, has published articles on oculoplastics, and been featured in Cosmetic Beauty Magazine. His peers have recognized him as one of the Best Doctors in America.