Virginia S. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H.

Virginia S. Nelson, M.D.

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
U of M Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Burlington Office Center
325 E Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Areas of Interest

Brachial plexus palsy in children, outcomes in international pediatric rehabilitation, Ventilator-dependent children and adolescents, cerebral palsy (especially upper-extremity problems), spinal cord injury, quality of life of children with disabilities.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric brachial plexus palsy, arthrogryposis, rehabilitation of upper extremity problems (eg amputation, nerve injuries, brachial plexopathy), pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation, rehabilitation of ventilator assisted children and adolescents, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, myelodysplasia, traumatic brain injuries, skeletal dysplasias, and international pediatric rehabilitation.


Medical School or Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, 1970


  • Stanford University Hospital, Pediatrics, CA, 1971
  • University of Michigan Health System, Physical Med & Rehab, MI, 1985

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certification

  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
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