Flavia Nelson, MD


Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish

Care Philosophy

My aim is to take care of the patient not the disease

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Adult Neurology for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders of the brain and spinal cord (Central Nervous System)

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Faculty of Medicine, UACH, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico


  • University of Texas health Science Center at Houston, TX


  • University of Texas health Science Center at Houston, TX. Multiple Sclerosis

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (expired 2011)

Recognition and Leadership


  • Americas Top Doctors (2017)
  • Female Executive of the Year (2011)
  • NIH/NINDS K-23 Mentoring award (2011)
  • NIH/NINDS Minority Research Award (2005)
  • Excellence in Teaching 2004


  • Director Multiple Sclerosis Division at UoM, Minneapolis
  • American Neurological Association_Member
  • American Academy of Neurology_Member
  • National MS Society Health Advisory Committee_Member
  • Chair, Department of Defense Panel for Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
  • Consortium of MS Centers_Speaker and member
  • Consortium of MS Centers MRI Guidelines Committee
  • Chair, International Advisory Board on Brain Atrophy and MS (2016)
  • Associate Director MRI Analysis Center (2007-2017)
  • Interim Director MS Division University of Texas Houston (2016-2017)

Academic Information

Associate Professor of Neurology