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Andrew J. Nelson, MDContact Info

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


General Surgery Internship, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston, MA


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA


Hand Surgery Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI

Board Certification

Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2003
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery/American Board of Orthopaedic
Surgery, 2001; Re-certified, 2006 & 2016
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1995; Re-certified, 2006 & 2016.

  • Biography

    Dr. Nelson is originally from Chicagoland. He came east to attend Brown University where he studied Biomedical Engineering and Biology in preparation for medical school. At Brown, he was also on the crew team. He earned his medical degree from Boston University where he also completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency. After four years in the United States Navy in Charleston, SC he returned to Providence, RI where he completed a year-long fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at Brown/ Rhode Island Hospital.

    Dr. Nelson has a particular interest in complex wrist fractures, nerve surgery, and Dupuytren’s disease. He has practiced for over 25 years, most recently at Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, PC in Waterbury, and prior to that at the Hand to Shoulder Center, also in Waterbury. He has been recognized numerous times as one of Connecticut’s “TOP DOCTORS.”  

    Outside of the office, he enjoys his friends, hiking, cooking, gardening, and woodworking with his best friend.

    Dr. Nelson sees patients in New Britain and operates at the Southington Surgery Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Call (860) 832-4666.

    To learn more about conditions he treats and some helpful resources, click here.

  • Media

    Dr. Nelson talks with Kara Sundlun from WFSB Channel 3 about some of most common conditions/injuries that people experience with the hand and wrist.

  • Clinical Interests

    Surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow

  • Commendations

    Connecticut “TOP DOCS” in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2010.

  • Professional Organizations

    Member, Connecticut Medical Society
    Member, Connecticut Orthopedic Society
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Boston University School of Medicine Chapter, 1987.

  • Patient Reviews

New Britain – Lake Street
1 Lake Street, New Britain, CT 06052, USA
(860) 832-4666

New Britain – Lake Street
1 Lake Street, New Britain, CT 06052, USA
Buidling D | (860) 832-4666