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Bergen B Nelson, MD, MS

Associate professor
32 Ratings

General pediatrics/primary care

Board Certifications



Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Areas of interest

Developmental screening
Under-served communities
Well-child care


Dr. Nelson joined the VCU faculty in fall 2016. She is a general pediatrician and child health services researcher with an interest in early childhood development, screening for developmental and behavioral concerns, and promoting healthy development for children living in vulnerable circumstances. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Wellesley College, Harvard Medical School, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. Prior to medical school she was a bilingual school teacher in New York City, and after medical school completed training in pediatrics in the inaugural year of UCSF's Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program. Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatrics Association.


Education MS: Health services research
Fellowship University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School Harvard Medical School
Residency University of California, San Francisco

Research interests

Community-partnered research ,Developmental screening,Early childhood development

Ratings & reviews

32 Ratings

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March 2021
Dr. Nelson sorted my daughters eczema that has been bothering her for 2 years. Very thankful we found her.
February 2021
Dr. Nelson is an outstanding physician -- she is caring, compassionate, relates very well to her patients, is non-judgmental, listens to concerns, and has an exceptional wealth of knowledge. We feel very lucky that all three of our girls get to see her and hope to continue with her as long as we can!
September 2020
Provider was extremely nice, warm, listened well and provided great information. Did not rush, spent good time with us.
March 2020
the care provider was great. [...]
January 2019
We love Dr. Nelson - she's amazing!

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