UCI Health will see you now: Welcome to our new co-workers and patients from Fountain Valley, Lakewood, Los Alamitos and Placentia Linda! 

Edward L Nelson

Edward L. Nelson, MD


Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, integrative oncology, cancer survivorship and psychoneuroimmunology, Hodgkin's lymphoma, oncology education, tumor immunology and immunotherapy

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
  • English
Medical School
Oregon Health Sciences University
Strong Memorial Hospital; University of RochesterInternal Medicine
Stanford UniversityOncology
Stanford UniversityPed. Immunology
Professional Positions
  • Professor and Chief — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
  • Professor — Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, UCI School of Biological Sciences
  • Member — Cancer Research Institute
  • Member — Center for Immunology
  • Member — Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Member — NSF-IGERT LifeChips Program
  • Fellow — American College of Physicians
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma) — Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. — 2013
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2007-2009, 2014-2015, 2018-2023
  • Elected Fellow — American College of Physicians — 2010
  • Southern California Super Doctor — 2008
More Information

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Dendritic Cells
  • GM-CSF: Growth Factor and Immune Modulator
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Stress, Immunity and Cancer: The Mind-Body Connection
  • Tumor Immunology

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