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Glen David Nelson, American Medical products executive, physician. Diplomate American Board Surgery, also sub-board bariatric and peripheral vascular surgery. Fellow American College of Surgeons (delegate); member American Medical Association, American Academy Medical Dirs., American College Physician Executives, Hennepin County Medical Association, Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1987), Jackson Hole Group.

Background

Nelson, Glen David was born on March 28, 1937 in Minneapolis. Son of Ralph and Edna S. Nelson.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, University Minnesota, 1963.

Career

Intern Hennepin County General Hospital, Minneapolis, 1963—1964, resident in general surgery, 1964—1969. Staff surgeon Park Nicollet Medical Center (formerly St. Louis Park Medical Center). Practiced surgery, 1969—1986.

Chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer Park Nicollet Medical Center, 1975—1986. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer American MedCenters, Inc., 1984—1986. Director Medtronic, Inc., 1980—2002, executive vice president, 1986—1988, vice chairman, 1988—2002.

Chairman, principal owner GDN Holdings, LLC, Minnetonka, since 2002. Board directors Arstasis, Inc., Goji Ltd., Harvard University Committee on University Resources, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Carlson Holdings, Inc., Carlson Companies, Inc., Impulse Dynamics, Guided Delivery Systems, Inc., MetaCure, Motorika, Spectrum Dynamics, Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Advisors, Inspire Medical Systems, LLC, chairman. Board directors, trustee and chairman American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio.

RedBrick Health, RF Dynamics. Emeritus clinical professor surgery, University Minnesota.

Membership

Fellow American College of Surgeons (delegate). Member American Medical Association, American Academy Medical Dirs., American College Physician Executives, Hennepin County Medical Association, Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1987), Jackson Hole Group.

Connections

Married Marilyn Carlson, June 30, 1961. Children: Diana, Curtis, Wendy.