Andrea Nelsen, MD
FAA/International HIMS Psychiatrist 
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About Andrea Nelsen
Dr. Nelsen is an FAA HIMS certified psychiatrist who provides evaluations for pilots and air traffic controllers who require mental health or substance related evaluations for the FAA. She also works with aviators certified by foreign agencies, such as the GCAA in the United Arab Emirates. She speaks several foreign languages and understands aviation requirements in the US and abroad. She has several years experience helping pilots and other professionals address their mental health concerns in a compassionate and confidential manner. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, followed by internship and residency at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. At Menninger she served as Clinical Site Chief Resident at the Professionals in Crisis program. 

Dr. Nelsen is also a pilot in training herself. She has flown in a Cessna 172 and her favorite aspect of aviation is aerobatics.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry
Aerospace Medical Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Psychiatric Association
Minnesota Psychiatric Society, Executive Council Member
Wilderness Medical Society

CREDENTIALS
Medical licensure: Minnesota, North Dakota, New York
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Minnesota, Masters of Public Health, graduation anticipated 2018
Fellow Candidate, Wilderness Medical Society
Rappeport Fellow, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Baylor College of Medicine, Psychiatry Residency
Weill Cornell Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
Fulbright Scholar, Denmark
Carleton College, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude