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Curtis N. Nelson
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Curtis N. Nelson M.D., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Neurosurgery
Location: UMH S12D
Phone: (410) 328-6034

Personal History:

• B.S.E., Princeton University, Electrical Engineering, 1963
• Ph.D., University of Rochester, Physiology, 1970

• M.D., University of Rochester, with Honor and Distinction in Research, 1972

• Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH, Surgery ,1972-1973

• Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Neurosurgery, 1973-1978

• NINDS, Washington, DC, Laboratory of Neuropharmacology, 1970

• Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1975-1976

• Assistant Professor, Center for Brain Research, University of Rochester, 1981-1983 

Research Interests:

Dr. Nelson is a board-certified neurosurgeon with special interests in the surgical treatment of acoustic nerve tumors, pituitary tumors, facial pain and disorders for the cervical and lumbar spine.


D.L. Shrier, D. Melville, J. Qian, D. Miller, C. Nelson, W. Pilcher, and J Powers: Fibroosseous lesions involving the brain: MRI – Diagnostic Neuroradiology (1999) 41: 18-21
Manzione JV, Kido DK, Dutchre PO, Nelson CN, Wayman J, Ekholm SE, Ketonen LM. The clinical Efficay of the 7th-8th Nerve Complex Sign in the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas and The Influence of Gd-DPTA enhanced MRI Scans o Ptient Management. In preparation for AJNR, 1989.
W.C. Welch, M. McBride, D. Kido, and C.N. Nelson. Moya Moya Disease in an Infant with Autonomic Dysfunction: Angiograhic an MRI Findings. Journal of Child Neurology Vol 3: 110-113, April, 1988.
K.W. Swann, R.C. Heros, G. Debrun, and C.N. Nelson. Inadvertent middle cerebral artery embolism by a detachable balloon: management by embolectomy. J. Neurosurg 64:309-312, 1986.
R.L. James, G. Arsenis, M. Stoller, C. Nelson, and D. Baran: Hypophyseal Metatasus of Renal Cell Carcinoma and Pituitary Adenoma – A Case Report and Review of the Literature. A. J Med, 1984.
J.C. Baron, R.H. Ackerman, J.A. Correia, C.N. Nelson, and J.N. Tavares: Artifactual Curves with 133-Xe Inhalation and Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement. Acta Neurol Scand, 60: Suppl 72:238-239, 1979.
J.C. Baron, R.H. Ackerman , J.A. Correia, C.N. Nelson, J. Chang, and J.M. Taaros: Improvement in Spatial Resolution of Xenon-133-Inhalation and Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement. Acta Neurol Scand, 60: Suppl 72: 212-213, 1979.
R.H. Ackerman, J.C. Correia, K.H. Chiappa, E.R. Walpow, C.N. Nelson, R.R. Young, and J.M. Tavares: Comparison of Two Mthods of Monitoring Cerebral Activity: 133-Xenon Inhalation Blood Flow Studies and Compressed pectral Analysisd of EEG. Acta Nurol candanivica, 60
G.J. Candia, R. C. Heros, M.H. Lavyne, N.T. Zervas, and C.N. Nelson: Effect of Intravenous Sodium Nitroprusside on Cerebral Blood Flow and Intracranial Pressure. Neurosurgery, 3:50-53, 1978.
C.N. Nelson, B.J. Hoffer, ad F.E. Bloom: Cytochemical and Pharmacological Studies of Plysensory Neurons in the Primate Frontal Cortex. Brain Res, 62:115-133, 1973.
F. E. Bloom, N-s Chu, B.J. Hoffer, C.N. Nelson, and G.R. Siggins: Studies of the Function of Central Nonadrenergic Neurons. Chemical Approaches to Brasin Function, Neurosciences Research, 5:53-72, 1973.
F.E. Bloom, B.J. Hoffer, C.N. Nelson, Y-s Sheu, and G.R. Siggins: The Physiology and Pharmaciology of Serotonin Mediated Synapse. Serotonin and Behavior. Academic Press (New York), pp. 249-261, 1973.
C.N. Nelson, B.J. Hoffer, and F.E. Bloom: Cytochemical and Pharmacological Studies on Polysensory Neurons in the Primate Frontal Cortex. Brain Res, 62:115-133, 1973.
C.N. Nelson and K.E. Bignall: Interactions of Sensory and Nonspecific Thalamic Inputs to Cortical Polysensory Units in the Squirrel Monkey. Ep. Neurol, 40:189-206, 1973.
C.R. Honig, J.L. Frierson, and C.N. Nelson: 02 Transport and V02 in Resting Muscle: Significance for Tissue-Capillary Exchange. Am J Physiol, 220:357-363, 1971.
C.N. Nelson and K.E. Bignall: Influence of Nonspecific Thalamic Stimulation on Polysensory Cortical Cells. Fed Proc, 28:455, 1969.
C.N. Nelson and E.O. Lipchik: A Computer Method for Calculation of Left Ventricular Volume from Biplane Angiocardiograms. Invest Radiol, 1:139-143, 1966.
W.B. Clarke, H.A. Knoll, and C.N. Nelson: A binocular Infrared Pupillograph. Arch Ophthal, 76:355-358, 1966.