Mark Nelson, MD is a consultant physician at the Chelsea and WestminsterHospital, London. He trained at JesusCollege, Cambridge and WestminsterHospital medical school from where he qualified in 1986. He was appointed Consultant Physician at this hospital in 1991 where is presently the lead for HIV in patient and day case care and is a reader at Imperial College Medical School where he is also the deputy senior tutor. Since that time he has built a large HIV practice with a special interest in HIV in patient care, co-infection with hepatitis B and C and the clinical utility of new antiretroviral agents. He has published over 500 papers on HIV and hepatitis. Is presently the lead for HIV in patient and day case care.
Dr Nelson sits on the Executive Committee of the British HIV Association where he is co-chair of the guidelines committee for opportunistic infections and for hepatitis C. He is a member of the Guidelines Committee for Malignancy and for HIV transmission. He was chair of the BHIVA hepatitis special interest group and the elected chair of the BHIVA science and education committee. He is a trustee of several charities associated with HIV including the International Association of Physicians in AIDS care (IAPAC) . He is now devoting most of his charitable time to GREENSHOOTS where he is establishing HIV treatment networks in Burma and Vietnam. He has been awarded a visiting professorship at the Aga KhanHospital, Nairobi, Kenya and most recently the certificate of merit by the government of Vietnam.