E. Thomas Nelson, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician and Partner, Utah Emergency Physicians

E. Thomas Nelson, MD, has witnessed how Constellation is much more than a medical professional liability (MPL) insurer; the company is an advocate for clinicians, a conduit to improved communication with patients and senior living residents, and an educator on the MPL industry. Dr. Nelson is passionate about Constellation’s purpose and looks forward to utilizing his perspective as a physician while serving on the board of directors.

Dr. Nelson finds his work in the emergency department deeply rewarding because of the meaningful relationships made with patients, families and coworkers along the way. He knows that for health care systems to succeed and thrive, each area must work in unison and prioritize communication, even in the most stressful situations. Recently, Dr. Nelson developed a pre-arrival hand-off form for patients coming to the hospital through Emergency Medical Services. This form ensures that critical information is shared during the transition between teams. It now has statewide approval and is implemented in hospital systems across Utah.

In his free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys exploring the great outdoors—mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding—with his wife and two young sons.

Education and Credentials
  • Residency: Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR (Chief Resident in 3rd year)
  • MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • BA, English Literature, summa cum laude, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Professional and Community Service
  • Board Member, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Salt Lake City, UT