Kevin Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Nelson practices in our Payson office. He specializes in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. His practice interests include asthma, behavioral health, nutrition, and special healthcare needs. Designing Intermountain Healthcare’s pediatric smoking cessation program led to a special interest in preventive health and health promotion for children and families. He also spent five years as a hospitalist caring for hospitalized children at Primary Children’s Hospital and Riverton Hospital. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and currently resides in Payson. Personal interests include cycling, reading, piano, travel, and tandem cycling with his family.


  • B.S. Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • M.D., Ph.D. University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Residency, Primary Children’s Hospital, University of Utah
  • Fellowship Inpatient Medicine/Quality Improvement, Primary Children’s Hospital, University of Utah
  • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Physician of the Year Nominee, Primary Children’s Hospital 2016

"I have really appreciated the expertise of Dr. Nelson. He truly cares about my kids and is so good to ask them each visit about their health and activities. He speaks not only to me but directly to my child as well. He takes the time to get to the root of the issue and then discusses all the options. I have never had long waits in the lobby or the room. The office and billing staff are wonderful as well. I am so happy we switched from our previous pediatrician, I now feel like we have the entire package at UVP! Thank you!" -Mellisa H.

Kevin Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. practices in our Payson Office.
Utah Valley Pediatrics

15 S 1000 E # 200
Payson, UT 84651

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(801) 465-2800
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