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Bryce A. Nelson

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatrics
School of Medicine Greenville
E-mail: bnelsonmdphd@ghs.org
Phone: 864-454-5100
   
Office: 200 Patewood Drive Suite 200A
Greenville SC 29615
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Background: Dr. Nelson has his roots firmly established in South Carolina. He is one of 4 pediatric endocrinologists, 3 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Nurses, 2 Dietician/Diabetes Educators, 1 social worker/diabetes educator, and 3 Research Nurses who all work together to take care of about 1100 children with diabetes in the Upstate. Dr. Nelson was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina, graduated from Riverside High School in Greenville SC and went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a degree in Biology. He had aspirations to be a doctor since a boy and was particularly interested in diabetes due to his uncle, Mitchell Dryman, having type 1 diabetes. During his college career, he had the opportunity to work with Dr. David Essig who showed him the wonders of a research career. Dr. Nelson was accepted to and graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC with a Doctorate of Medicine and Doctorate of Philosophy (MD/PhD). He attended Vanderbilt University for his Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship. He spent the last 17 years devoted to children who suffer from diabetes both by providing medical care and participating in diabetes research. His research interests have included studying mechanisms of insulin action, insulin resistance, and most recently has focused his research efforts on type 1 diabetes prevention and type 2 diabetes treatment in children. He is currently the Medical Director for the Greenville Health System Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Division, and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville Campus and Clinical Associate Professor of Health Sciences Research at Clemson University . He is the proud husband to Kathy Nelson who he met at MUSC and the proud father of Rebecca (10 years old) and Reed (7 years old).
Research Interest(s): type 1 diabetes prevention, healthcare utilization in pediatric type 1 diabetes, pediatric type 2 diabetes treatment
Honors & Awards: Best Doctors
Best Doctors
Stellar Service Star
Best Doctors
Best Doctors
Stellar Service Star
Pediatrician of the Year
Stellar Service Star
Stellar Service Star
John P Mathews, Jr. MD Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
Presidential Poster Session
David A. Karzon Award (awarded to pediatric resident committed to research), Vanderbilt Pediatric Residency
David A. Karzon Award (awarded to pediatric resident committed to research), Vanderbilt Pediatric Residency
Distinguished Graduate Student Award
Honors
Applause Award
Honors
Honors, Pediatric Emergency Room Senior Rotation
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
NCNSA (National Collegiate Natural Sciences Award)
Outstanding Council Member of the Year, College of Medicine Student Council
President’s Award-Basic Science
South Carolina Electric and Gas Scholarship
USAA All-American Scholar
Mortar Board
Omnicron Delta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Affiliations: American Diabetes Association
Member
Endocrine Society
Greenville County Medical Society
Member
Pediatric Endocrine Society