Kevin R. Nelson, MD

Clinical interests

  • Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) Treatment
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neuromuscular Disease

Kevin R. Nelson, MD


My name is Kevin R. Nelson; I am a neuromuscular neurologist. I received my medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. I am board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine. I spend a lot of my time teaching residents how to perform and interpret nerve conduction studies and EMG. I am a noted expert on therapeutic botulinum toxin injection. I am also very active in hospital administration. Currently my research is centered on the expressions of REM consciousness.

Faculty rank

Professor of Neurology


University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

University of New Mexico Affiliated Hospitals, Albuquerque

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Nelson KR.
    Near-death experience: arising from the borderlands of consciousness in crisis.
    Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Nov;1330:111-9.
  2. Wang S, Randall DC, Knapp CF, Patwardhan AR, Nelson KR, Karounos DG, Evans JM.
    Blood pressure regulation in diabetic patients with and without peripheral neuropathy.
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012 Mar 1;302(5):R541-50.
  3. Nelson KR, Mattingly M, Schmitt FA.
    Out-of-body experience and arousal.
    Neurology. 2007 Mar 6;68(10):794-5.
  4. Nelson KR, Mattingly M, Lee SA, Schmitt FA.
    Does the arousal system contribute to near death experience?
    Neurology. 2006 Apr 11;66(7):1003-9.
  5. Warf BC, Nelson KR.
    The electromyographic responses to dorsal rootlet stimulation during partial dorsal rhizotomy are inconsistent.
    Pediatr Neurosurg. 1996 Jul;25(1):13-9.

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