Dr. Nelles earned his medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Wright State University. He went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital.
During this time he participated in a mission trip to India to do spine surgery on children with severe spinal deformities, which shaped his approach to patients. It was a humbling and life-changing experience, and one that taught him to find common ground with people across age ranges and cultures.
Overall, Dr. Nelles enjoys the challenge of sorting through a variety of aches, pains and nagging injuries to discover their cause, and eventually come to a solution that can help a patient feel better and live life to the greatest degree possible.
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