Dr. Nelson is a Board Certified general surgeon. Dr. Nelson graduated from the College of St. Thomas with a degree in Biology before completing medical school at the University of Minnesota. From there Dr. Nelson completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois and a colorectal surgery fellowship at Cook County Hospital.
Dr. Nelson was awarded the Best Resident Teacher from the Fellow American College of Surgeons in 1990 and was the Chief of Surgery at St. Luke's in Duluth, Minnesota and Director of Trauma at St. Mary's in Duluth prior to joining FirstLight Health System.
When Tom is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, six children, water-skiing, hunting, gardening, egg laying chickens and home-brewing his own beer and cider.