Nels L. Carlson, M.D.

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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Special Interest:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Accepting Patients:


Dr. Carlson is an associate professor with the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. His primary clinical interests are conservative spine care, sports injuries and electrodiagnostics.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 1992
  • Residency:
    Harvard Medical School-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston
  • Fellowship:
    Neurophysiology-Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Certification:
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1998, 2008

Provider Referral Line

503 494-6400

Insurance Information

OHSU accepts most insurance plans

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Clinical Trials

The following clinical trials are currently accepting new participants:

Hip Osteoarthritis: Effects of structured exercise programs on pain and long-term disability

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