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Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson, MD, MS


Department: Emergency Medicine

Specialties: Emergency Medicine


  • MD - SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • MS in Electrophysiology/Physiology - SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • BA in Biology - Ithaca College

Joshua Nelson, MD, MS, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician practicing in Philadelphia.

Clinical Services

Emergency medical procedures, Critical care


  • Resuscitation - University of Pennsylvania
  • Surgical Critical Care - University of Pennsylvania


  • Emergency Medicine - SUNY Upstate Medical University


  • Preliminary Internal Medicine - United Health Services, Binghamton, New York

Joshua Nelson, MD, MS, is a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He came to Drexel from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine.


"Cardiac arrest risk standardization using administrative data compared to registry data"
Anne V. Grossestreuer, David F. Gaieski, Michael W. Donnino, Joshua I. M. Nelson, Eric L. Mutter, Brendan G. Carr, Benjamin S. Abella, Douglas J. Wiebe
PLoS One, August 2017

"Improving CPR Measurement: Are We There Yet?"
Nelson J, Abella B
Resuscitation, 87: A1-A2, February 2015


Invited Lectures

"Resuscitation and Pitfalls of Non-invasive Ventilation"
Chestnut Hill Family Practice, October 2017

"Acute Care Ultrasound"
Chestnut Hill Family Practice, January 2017

"Adverse Effects of Post Arrest TTM"
HART (Hypothermia and Resuscitation Training) Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine and external audience, October 2014

Recent Teaching Activities

“ED-ICU, Why?”
Emergency Medicine Residency Critical Lecture Series, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2018

“The Case for ED-Based Critical Care”
Pulmonary Critical Conference, UPenn, 2018

"Acute Management of Toxic Ingestions"
Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers, UPenn, 2017

"Fundamentals of Acid Base"
Emergency Medicine Advance Practice Provider Lecture Series UPenn, 2017

"The Urine Drug Screen, Failing the Toxic Patient"
Pulmonary Critical Care Conference Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

"Reinventing Resuscitation"
Frontiers in Medicine Senior Medical Student Course, 2016

Contact Information

Academic Office

Department of Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307