Dr. Nelson has lectured on ultrasound and medical education throughout the world. He coauthored the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound as well as Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated (Cambridge University Press). He chairs the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound community and is the Chair of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Point of Care Ultrasound Committee. He is a member of the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound Board of Directors. He serves as faculty for the Ultrasound Leadership Academy, the American College of Chest Physicians Fundamentals in Critical Care course, the Difficult Airway Course, and has led a number of CME conferences on basic and advanced ultrasound.
Harvard Medical School and Mount Sinai have granted him awards for teaching, and he was named Attending of the Year by the Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine residents. The Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education selected him as a Master Educator level member. The American College of Emergency Physicians awarded him their National Faculty Teaching Award in 2013 and in 2014 he received the Emergency Ultrasound Education Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.