Richard O. Nelson, MD

Nelson, Richard O., MD


Internal Medicine

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Natural Science, Cum Laude, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA


New York Medical College, New York, NY


Internal Medicine, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ


Postdoctoral Residency Fellow, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ

Board Certification:

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Affiliations, Associations, and Partnerships:

Overlook Medical Center

After completing his residency, Dr. Nelson served in the US Navy Reserve at the Navy Regional Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, and aboard the USNS Comfort in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Dr. Nelson has served on the Summit Medical Group Board of Directors and is a member of the Overlook Medical Center Primary Care Leadership Council. He is President of the Joseph E. Enright Foundation — a nonprofit organization that offers community health education programs on skin cancer prevention and provides scholarships for local students pursuing a future in health care. Dr. Nelson has been featured in the New Jersey Monthly  “Top Doctors" listings.

Dr. Nelson believes that the complexities of modern life make it especially important to exercise, eat right, and take time to relax and enjoy life. When he is not working with his patients, he enjoys fishing, skiing, photography, and attending his children’s sporting events.