Adin Nelson, MD, MHPE
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Adin Nelson, MD, MHPE


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Gender: Male


Personal Statement

As a pediatric hospitalist, I specialize in taking care of children facing some of the most challenging moments of their lives. Whether my patients are sick, injured, having surgery, or simply adjusting to being born, I work to support them and their families with the knowledge and the courage to overcome their personal challenges.

As an educator, I work to train the next generation of pediatricians. My research focuses on finding evidence-based strategies for effective health professions education, focusing on the framework of desirable difficulty.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Hospitalist


Dr. Nelson is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he serves as the associate pediatrics clerkship director. He is also an attending hospitalist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Nelson grew up in Teaneck, NJ. He attended Vassar College, where he earned a BA in Biochemistry and Dance. He received his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.  In 2020, Dr. Nelson also earned a Masters in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University and New York University.

Board-certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine, Dr. Nelson worked for five years as an assistant professor and pediatric hospitalist at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, where he also served as the associate residency program director. He has been involved in medical education throughout his training and career, and it remains a major focus of his work.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • 6/2021, Excellence in Medical Education Award for the Pediatrics Clerkship, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • 6/2019, Department of Pediatrics Attending of the Year Award, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • 6/2016, Department of Pediatrics Service from the Heart Award, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
  • 6/2015, Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Medical Students, Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • 5/2013, Intern Award for Excellence in Teaching, Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hospital Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2012
  • B.A., Vassar College, 2008


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported