Dr. Nelson & Associates

Dr. NelsonJohn R. Nelson, MD, FACC, FNLA

Dr. Nelson was raised in Fresno, California and graduated from Bullard High School. He is an Eagle Scout and he won the Central Valley Science Fair in 1974. He then graduated with distinction from the University of New Mexico and then graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he was simultaneously enrolled in the Master's Degree Program in physiology.

He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his Cardiology Fellowship here in Fresno at the University of California, San Francisco Central Valley Medical Education Program where he won the First Annual House Staff Research Award for a discovery made during exercise nuclear treadmill testing. He then did an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio before coming back home again to Fresno, California in 1989 where he was recruited to be the first cardiologist on the new Clovis Hospital Campus. Dr. Nelpspn is past president of the medical staff at Clovis Community Hospital and was instrumental in opening aa-cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Dr. Nelson is also past chairman of cardiology at Fresno Community Hospital. Dr. Nelson remained on the Clovis Hospital Campus for 16 years before the new Institute was built in 2005 where the focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease was intensified. In February of 2008, Dr. Nelson was appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor - Volunteer - UCSF School of Medicine - Fresno Medical Education Program. Dr. Nelson's role is to develop the lipid training program for the Cardiology Fellows under the direction of Dr. John Ambrose.

Dr. Nelson is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (www.abim.org) and Nuclear Cardiology (www.cbnc.org), Echocardiography (www.echoboards.org) Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (www.cbcct.org) and was the first physician to be board certified as a cholesterol expert (lipidologist) by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology (www.lipidboard.org) in the San Joaquin Valley. Dr. Nelson was a one of the founding members of the Pacific Lipid Association and serves on its Board of Directors as President-Elect. (www.lipid.org). Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. and the National lipid Association.  Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, the American Diabetes Association, the National Lipid Association, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the California Medical Association, and the Fresno-Madera Medical Society.

Adela Robinson

Adela E. Robinson, RN, MN, NP, CLS, FNLA

Adela is a Southern California native who recently relocated to Fresno. Adela has many years experience in cardiovascular disease as a critical care nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

After earning a Bachelors of Science Degree from Loma Linda University, Adela then decided to obtain a Masters Degree from the University of California in Los Angeles and thereafter worked as a clinical nurse specialist in critical care areas both at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California.

Adela then obtained a postgraduate certificate as an acute care nurse practitioner from California State University in Los Angeles and Adela has worked as a nurse practitioner in cardiology since 2001. Adela has since developed a passion for the prevention of heart disease and has become experienced in treating the whole of cardiovascular risk. Adela joined the California Cardiovascular Institute in 2005.

Adela is the first nurse practitioner in the State of California to become board-certified as a cholesterol expert (www.lipidspecialist.org). Adela also has been elected to the board of directors of the Pacific Lipid Association and gave a presentation in Seattle at 2008 annual meeting of both the Pacific Lipid Association and the National Lipid Association.


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