Brent G. Nelson, MD
Adult Interventional Psychiatrist
Co-Director of the Center for Neurotherapeutics
Medical Degree: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Nelson was born and raised in the Twin Cities. He attended the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a research focus in neuroscience and brain stimulation. During and post-college, he spent 9 years doing software development in manufacturing and the financial services industry. In 2006 he decided to go back to school and subsequently completed a medical degree at the University of Minnesota in 2011. He then completed a general psychiatry residency there along with a clinical research fellowship in neuromodulation. After graduation, he spent a year as a fulltime faculty member and as Executive Director of the transcranial magnetic stimulation program at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Medical Center. His clinical focus was on treatment-resistant depression and mental health management in epilepsy and other complex neurological disorders. His research focused on non-surgical brain stimulation in depression, brain injury, and schizophrenia.
Dr. Nelson co-directs the Center for Neurotherapeutics at PrairieCare which is focused on ground-breaking technologies used in the treatment of complex disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder.
In his free time he enjoys software development, IoT maker projects, 3D design, and woodworking. He is also very active in advocacy and trying to improve access to novel therapies for those on public and low income medical plans.
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