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7485 Mission Valley Road, Suite 104A,
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone (619) 291-8930
Fax (619) 291-8491

Mark Nelson
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mark Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson performs general orthopaedic and spine procedures for a variety of conditions. His specialties include:

  • Spine Surgery

About Dr. Nelson

Mark Nelson, MD is a Spine Surgeon that specializes in Disc Herniations, Sciatica, Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Slipped Discs, Ruptured Discs and Radiculopathy. He is especially able to help patients experiencing arm pain radiating from the neck, and leg pain radiating from the lower back. Dr. Nelson offers a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical options. A consultation with Dr. Nelson is a great opportunity to learn more about your condition and your treatment options. He joined our team at California Orthopaedic Institute in 2023.


  • Undergraduate: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Medical Degree: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


  • Internship: George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Hospital of Special Surgery, New York City, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • Member North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member, California Orthopaedic Association (COA)
  • Member, California Medical Association (CMA)
  • Member, San Diego County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations