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Roscoe S. Nelson, MD, FACS


Dr. Roscoe S. Nelson grew up in Escondido, CA, and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class. He completed his doctorate of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, followed by training in general surgery and urologic residency at the University of California, Davis. Board certified by the American Board of Urology (ABU) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he began practicing as a urologist in Arizona in 1999 and shortly thereafter became a partner with Dr. Tay in Arizona State Urology (ASU). Dr. Nelson is nationally recognized and ranked among the nation’s and Arizona’s top physicians.  Dr. Nelson has won numerous awards including the Patient's Choice Award 2008-2012. 

Special Interest

No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy
Vasectomy Reversal
Clinical Research

Hospital Affiliations

Pinnacle Surgery Center
Arrowhead Community Hospital
John C. Lincoln, Deer Valley 
Scottsdale Healthcare, Thompson Peak




Diplomate, American Board of Urology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Awards & Honors

America's Top Doctors, 2007-2011
Phoenix Top Doctors, Urology
Western Section, AUA, Scholarship Award
Analysis of Molecular Markers in Prostate Cancer
University of California, Regents Scholarship
NIH Summer Research Training Grant
Valedictorian, Brigham Young University
Commencement Speaker, Brigham Young University
BYU Academic Awards: BYU Premedical, Marigold Saunders, Deans Scholarships


Brigham Young University, Premed - Provo, UT

Medical School

University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, MD - La Jolla, CA


General Surgery & Urology: University of California Davis - Sacramento, CA

Hospital Affiliations

Banner Thunderbird
Pinnacle Surgery Center
Arrowhead Community Hospital
John C. Lincoln, Deer Valley
Scottsdale Healthcare, Thompson Peak

Professional Affiliations

American Urological Association (AUA)
Maricopa County Medical Society
Arizona Medical Association
American Association of Clinical Urologist, Inc. (AACU)
Phoenix Urologic Society
Principle Investigator, Clinical Trials of Arizona, Inc.


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