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Peter Nelson, MD, MS

Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

College Of Medicine Surgery

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: pnelson1@health.usf.edu

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  • MS, Clinical Investigation, Univ. Florida, 2008
  • MD, Medicine, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, 1992
  • MD, Medicine, Univ. Massachusetts, 1992

Academic Philosophy

"To promote novel research and innovation in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and facilitate these activities throughout the Department of Surgery."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cardiovascular Sciences

Research Interests

  • Vascular Surgery research at USF spans the gamut from basic and translational science to clinical trials to outcomes and health policy research. The translational activities focus on the impact of systemic inflammation on outcomes following lower extremity revascularization. High throughput genomic and proteomic strategies are used to define inflammatory profiles predictive of success and failure following lower extremity stenting or bypass. Clinical trials include all new endovascular devices available aimed at the treatment of aortic pathologies peripheral intervention and venous disease. This includes training activities at CAMLS as new devices are rolled out by industry and the FDA. Finally outcomes research using both the Florida State AHCA database and the VA SQIP database will add significant new knowledge to vascular surgical trends and outcomes and will direct new health policy in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.