Curriculum Vitae

Bradley Nelson, DPM, AACFAS

DPM: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Associate: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Board-Qualified: American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Member: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
Oklahoma Podiatric Medical Association
Certificates: AO Fixation,
External Fixation,
Arthroscopic Surgery,    
Shockwave Therapy

KCI Wound Vac Therapy

Hospital Staffing Privileges:
Integris Clinton Regional Hospital-Clinton, OK
Great Plains Regional Medical Center-Elk City, OK
Weatherford Regional Hospital-Weatherford, OK
Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma-Oklahoma City, OK


My name is Dr. Bradley Nelson. I am a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon
who specializes in the complete care of the foot and ankle. I am Board
Qualified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, and
I am an Associate,
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. I am a
native Oklahoman born in Tulsa.

After completing 4-years of undergraduate studies and acheiving a
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, I
then continued my medical studies in Cleveland, OH at the
Ohio College of
Podiatric Medicine. This was a 4-year curriculum, complete with multiple
externships.

Upon graduation, I begin my first year of residency at
The Cleveland Clinic
Foundation in Cleveland, OH.  This was mainly an internship year where I
did vast number of rotations in several aspects of medicine(
e.g. Vascular
Medicine, Emergency Department, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Rheumatology, Endocrinology,
Podiatric Medicine, Radiology, Infectious Disease, and Psychology
).  Once this year was
completed I did another two years of residency focusing on Podiatric
Surgery at The Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK.   This
is where I received training in foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma, wound
care, sports medicine,  as well as many other areas of the foot and ankle.


What is the difference in Board-Qualified and Board-Certified? The
answer is simple: one must be Board-Qualified before he/she can become
Board-Certified.  In the field of Podiatry, the process to become
Board-Certified is lengthy.  Once a person has finished an approved and
certified Podiatric Surgical Residency, he/she is now Board-Eligible.  That
person then has to take a written exam of several hundred questions.  If
one passes this test, then they have now become Board-Qualified.  In order
to become certified, you have to wait five years after your graduation date
from medical school, have completed an approved residency program and
compiled over 50 surgical cases in different aspects of Podiatric surgery,
with preoperative and post-operative documentation on each case.  Once
this has been done, one can then take the Board-Certification exam which
is an oral exam given by the
American Board of Podiatric Surgery.  Once
you have passed this, one is now Board-Certified.    In order to keep this
certification, one has to take and pass an exam every ten years.  Currently I
am in the process of becoming Board-Certified, but because of the
regulations by the
American Board of Podiatric Surgery.  I am not able to
take this exam until June 2009.  
Foot and Ankle Clinic of Western Oklahoma
2624 West 3rd St, Suite 101
Elk City, OK 73644
580-225-9955
Foot and Ankle Clinic of Western Oklahoma
207 South 30th St
Clinton, OK 73601
580-323-5800
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