Colorectal and General Surgery
Nathaniel Ng, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dr. Ng went on to complete a residency in general surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Following residency, Dr. Ng completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School. His clinical interests include the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
Patricia Nelson, M.D., FACS, earned her M.D. from the Penn State College of Medicine with a U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship.
Dr. Nelson completed an internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and a residency in ophthalmology in San Antonio. She then served four years as an ophthalmologist at Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. During this time, Dr. Nelson was promoted to the rank of major, named chief of ophthalmology, served with the American Board of Ophthalmology to set exam standards, and helped initiate a partnership with the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. Most recently, Dr. Nelson was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal for eight years of exemplary active-duty military service.