Maria E. Nelson, MD

Breast Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer
Accepting New Patients


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1516 San Pablo St. HC3 - Suite 3300 Ste 3300, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 209 Ste 209, Glendale, CA 91208

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

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About Maria E. Nelson, MD

Maria Nelson, M.D. is a highly accomplished surgeon with a wealth of expertise in the field of breast surgery. She is the Chief of the Division of Breast, Endocrine, and Soft Tissue Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She earned her masters and medical degree from the University of South Dakota and completed her residency training in General Surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Afterwards, she completed her fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Nelson also serves as the Associate Program Director of the USC Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. Her clinical focus is in benign and malignant breast disease, and her current research interests include the diagnostic role of breast imaging techniques and the complex nature of decision-making in breast cancer care.

The most rewarding part of my job is the relationships I build with my patients. I do what I do to see my patients get through these challenges and come back stronger and healthier than before.


  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Cancer
Areas of Focus

Breast Surgical Oncology

Breast Cancer


Academic Title
Chief of the Division of Breast, Endocrine, and Soft Tissue Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

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  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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