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Russell Andrew Nelson, American medical education, hospital administration consultant. Nuffield Trust fellow, London, 1973.


Nelson, Russell Andrew was born on May 13, 1913 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. Son of David Andrew and Hattie M. (Thompson) Nelson.


Bachelor of Arts Minnesota, 1933. Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1937. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Miami, 1972.


Intern, assistant resident, resident in medicine Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1937-1944, director medical clinics, 1945-1950, assistant director hospital, 1945-1947, associate in administration, 1947-1948, director, 1952-1963, president, 1963-1972. Faculty school medicine Johns Hopkins University, 1940-1952, adjunct professor public health administration School Hygiene & Public Health, 1952-1955, lecturer public health administration, 1955-1957. Chairman advisory committee hospital facilities and services United States Public Health Service, from 1956.

Member President's Commission on Health Manpower, 1961. Member health insurance benefits committee Social Security Administration, 1966. Chairman Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation, 1960, Commission on Public General Hospitals, 1976.

Director Blue Cross-Blue Shield Maryland, Control Data Corp, Commercial Credit Company, Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Company, Mercantile Bankshares.


Master American College of Physicians. Member American Hosp Association (chairman council professional pratice 1955-1958, president 1959-1960), Maryland Hospital Association (president 1956-1957), District of Columbia Hospital Association, Delaware Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Medical Colleges (chairman executive council 1970), Medical and Chirurgical Faculty State Maryland, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Kappa Psi.


Married Ruth O. Jeffcoat, June 2, 1939.

David Andrew Nelson

Hattie M. (Thompson) Nelson

Ruth O. Jeffcoat