Jeffery Nelson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Surgical Director, The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases
The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

A 2020 Top Doc - Baltimore magazine

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Jeffery Nelson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, is an experienced colorectal surgeon who serves as Surgical Director of The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases at Mercy.

Expert Colon and Rectal Surgeon in Baltimore 

Dr. Jeffery Nelson has more than 25 years of experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery. His areas of interest include colorectal cancer, rectal bleeding, hemorrhoidectomy and diverticulitis. He brings special expertise in rectal prolapse, ulcerative colitis and complex anal pathology. Dr. Nelson is Board Certified in two specialties, General Surgery and Colon Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Nelson completed advanced training in robotic colorectal surgery, used to to treat colon and rectal conditions such as ulcerative colitis, colon cancer and Crohn's disease. He uses the latest robotic surgery techniques to remove diseased tissue and portions of the colon for repair and restoration of the lower digestive tract.

With expertise recognized by his peers and industry experts alike, Dr. Nelson has been named a "Top Doc" by Baltimore magazine in the colorectal surgery category.

Specialized Background to Understand and Address Colorectal Diseases

Dr. Jeffery Nelson earned his medical degree at the University of Utah. Dr. Nelson completed his Internship and Residency in General Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center. He completed his Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic, Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Nelson has held the position of Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

A published author with numerous articles as well as presentations and abstracts to his credit, Dr. Nelson offers the latest advances in the care of colorectal diseases. He is a member of a number of professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Chesapeake Colorectal Society and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

Commitment to Individualized Treatment

Dr. Jeffery Nelson served nine tours of duty in Iraq, Kuwait, Kosovo and posts across the world. His worldwide experience in patient care has contributed to his dedication to providing personalized care and treatment for each patient, including veterans in need of his medical expertise.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship - Colon and Rectal Surgery, Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic, Seattle, Washington
  • Internship - General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Residency - General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Medical Degree - University of Utah

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Chesapeake Colorectal Society 
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons