Stanley Nelson, MD
Stanley F. Nelson, MD is a board certified pediatrician with specific experience with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and rare diseases. He is Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Neurology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he has been faculty since 1993. He is Co-Director of the Clinical Genomics Center, which develops and implements clinical genomic testing and established clinical exome sequencing at UCLA. He is a site PI of the Undiagnosed Disease Network at UCLA which performs discovery of new rare diseases. He is Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a multi-investigator program encompassing graduate and undergraduate education, basic and translational research, clinical care, and clinical trials for Duchenne at UCLA. Within the CDMD, he is the Director of the UCLA Certified Duchenne Care Center. His laboratory has published over 270 manuscripts including new analyses of the natural history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and novel therapeutic strategies. With the UCLA team, he provides care to approximately 200 Duchenne patients in clinic or in clinical trials.