Dr. Amanda Nelson was born and raised in Bend, OR where she grew to honor the values of community, diligence and craftsmanship. She is a female plastic surgeon specializing in natural looking results through patient centered care and artistry. Her clinical expertise includes facial plastic surgery, breast surgery, body contouring, laser applications, and injectables such as neuromodulators and fillers.
An honors graduate of Willamette University, she distinguished herself in academic and athletic pursuits as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Community Outreach Scholar, and NCAA Academic All American for both track & field and cross country. Following graduation, Dr. Nelson turned her focus to biomedical research. She returned to her hometown as a Chemist shaping the future of drug delivery and developed an educational outreach program to share her love of medicine and science with local students. Dr. Nelson was subsequently recruited to the University of Washington Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research where she focused on vaccine development to counter bioterrorism.
After establishing a strong foundation in research, Dr. Nelson earned her medical degree at the University of Washington. She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society for students of the highest overall standing and graduated with accolades for her dedication to patient care and community service. Throughout medical school, Dr. Nelson contributed to clinical research in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. She completed six years of intense plastic surgery residency training at the University of Wisconsin with national leaders in the field. As a chief resident she presented her experience in a self-sustaining global health model at the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dr. Nelson has continued to hone her aesthetic surgical expertise through an American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery credentialed, University of Southern California cosmetic surgery fellowship, working hand-in-hand with world-renowned masters including Drs. Grant Stevens, Jay Calvert, Luis Macias, Andrew Ordon and Ritu Chopra.
Dr. Nelson is committed to international and local community service in underserved populations with plastic surgery needs. At the age of 13 she joined Habitat for Humanity to build over a thousand homes in the United States, Mexico, Philippines, and South Africa. By the age of 19 she served as the youngest construction foreman in the history of the organization. While in Africa she studied land issues and rural development at the University of Natal and immersed herself in orphanage clinics caring for children born with HIV/AIDS. As a member of the Nicaplast Foundation, Dr. Nelson has joined and facilitated surgical missions in remote regions of Nicaragua restoring form and function to children with cleft lip and palate and those debilitated by the ravaging effects of trauma and cancer.
Dr. Nelson enjoys hiking in the great outdoors and reflection in the yoga studio. She loves gathering with friends and family especially when it involves traveling or cooking. Recently, time is joyfully spent with her adventurous co-conspirator fiance planning their rustic island wedding and life together in Oregon.
"After learning I was BRCA1 +, I began my search for a surgeon to take care of the expanders and reconstruction segment following my bilateral mastectomy. I had visited a couple of Plastic Surgeons before being referred to Dr.Chopra by a close friend. From the moment I met Dr.Chopra, he gave off a very calm and reassuring energy which helped to reduce much of my fear and anticipation. He patiently explained every step of what I was about to go through, drew pictures and answered every question I had about the surgery and the healing process..."
"My life forever changed when I found out that I was BRCA1 positive and had an 87% risk to develop breast cancer. At the time I was a healthy, vibrant 38 year old wife and mother. I wanted to live a long and healthy life with my family so for me it was an easy decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. When I researched breast surgeons and plastic surgeons I was immediately drawn to Dr. Ritu Chopra because of his experience, charisma and energy..."
"I recently had surgery on my arms. After losing over 160 pounds, I still had a lot of extra skin and fat literally HANGING from my arms and I really felt it was detracting from all the hard work I had done to lose so much weight. I had a procedure call “Brachioplasty”. My doctor was Dr. Ritu Chopra and he is AMAZING. Not only is he a fantastic, perfectionistic, meticulous surgeon, but he is SO caring and kind and really makes me feel like we are in “in it together..."
"I am so extremely grateful to have met Dr. Ritu Chopra and feel blessed to have him care for me during this difficult time. After making the hard decision to have a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis coupled with strong family history, I began the daunting task of choosing a surgeon to entrust with my treatment. I never planned on having surgery outside of my hometown, Seattle, but after a consultation with Dr. Kristi Funk of Pink Lotus Breast Center and a subsequent referral and conversation with Dr. Chopra..."
"During my initial consultation all my options were throughly explained. This also included all the details of insurance coverage and costs. I only had to make one payment to Dr Chopra and his office took care of the remainder and dealt with my insurance company. During this stressful time it was a relief to have them completely take care of the insurance. January 2014 through April, I had appointments in both Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage offices. Dr Chopra and his entire staff at both locations are kind,flexible and professional..."
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