Mira Nelson, MD

Mira Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington, majoring in Medical Anthropology and Public Health. After graduation, she served as an Americorps member at WithinReach, a Seattle-based nonprofit conducting outreach to residents of King and Snohomish Communities to connect them with nutrition and health care resources. She completed her post-baccalaureate premedical studies at Bryn Mawr College.

During this time she volunteered at Planned Parenthood and solidified her passion for women’s health and reproductive choice. Upon returning to Seattle she worked as a navigator enrolling Washington families in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She returned to the University of Washington for medical school, where she founded the ACA Access, Education and Advocacy Campaign. She was proud to serve as the Washington Academy of Family Physicians Student Co-Trustee in her final year of medical school.

Her professional interests include long-term holistic strategies for patients with substance use challenges, palliative care, and women’s healthcare. Mira’s personal interests include gardening, cheering for the Mariners, playing a mean game of Scrabble and spending time with her husband and family.

Degrees/Other Information

Medical Degree: University of Washington

Residency: Swedish Cherry Hill Family Residency Rural Training Track

Specialty: Family Medicine

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