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Bergen B Nelson, MD, MS

Bergen B Nelson, MD, MS

out of 5
50 Ratings


General Pediatrics




Children's Pavilion

1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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MS: Health services research


University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School

Harvard Medical School


University of California, San Francisco


Dr. Nelson joined the VCU faculty in 2016. She is a general pediatrician and child health services researcher with an interest in early childhood development, screening for developmental and behavioral concerns and promoting healthy development for children living in vulnerable circumstances. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Wellesley College, Harvard Medical School, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. Prior to medical school she was a bilingual school teacher in New York City, and after medical school completed training in pediatrics in the inaugural year of UCSF's Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program. Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatrics Association.

Dr. Nelson serves as Early Childhood Champion for the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of several statewide and regional boards that serve young children, including Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and Reach out and Read. 

Clinical Interests

Developmental screening;Under-served communities ;Well-child care

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Ratings & Reviews

Dr. Nelson is an outstanding pediatrician. We hope that she will stay at VCU Health to continue her great care for our children.
January 2023
Dr. Nelson is AMAZING. I wish every child could have a pediatrician like her. She's truly the best.
December 2022
Dr. Nelson is absolutely the greatest. She offers suggestions, cites her sources an gives valued information.
September 2022
We love our provider, Dr. Bergen Nelson! She's a joy to work with.
September 2022
Dr. Nelson ensures all questions/concerns are thoroughly addressed and resolved. She is highly valued & trusted by our family.
March 2022
Excellent physician, very caring, thorough and approachable.
December 2021
I liked how they attended me very respectful. The doctor of my daughter very good.
October 2021
Bergen shows such compassion with her patients, and also with the parents/guardians - Very much appreciated!
October 2021
Dr. Nelson sorted my daughters eczema that has been bothering her for 2 years. Very thankful we found her.
March 2021
Dr. Nelson is an outstanding physician -- she is caring, compassionate, relates very well to her patients, is non-judgmental, listens to concerns, and has an exceptional wealth of knowledge. We feel very lucky that all three of our girls get to see her and hope to continue with her as long as we can!
February 2021
I was very emotion about our COVID exposure and symptoms, Dr. Norton was compassionate, asked what resources we might need and took the time to help us family make the best decisions for our situation.
December 2020