Carolyn Nelson, DO
Assistant Program Director
I am now serving as Assistant Program Director. I had developed our program and served as PD for the FM Residency for 30 years. This year I passed the baton to Dr Sebastian. I am proud to have guided our Program through ACGME accreditation. We now have full accreditation with NO citations.
I grew up in Farmington Hills. I attended MSU for my Undergrad education and University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines for medical School. My residency in Family Medicine was at Botsford Hospital. I was originally in Private practice for many years and was asked to “restart” the FM Residency Program in 1987. This began my adventures into academic medicine of which I have found to be just as rewarding as taking care of my patients and their families over all these years. I love teaching and have worked hard at adding faculty with the same passion. I am also Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and serve as the Lead Program Director of State-Wide-Campus System MSU. I have been married since medical school with 4 children and now 3 grandchildren, grand dogs and horses. I love the outdoors. Including bike riding, horseback riding, cross country downhill skiing and Big Family Dinners on Sunday.