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L. Nelson Elam, M.D., FAAP

L. Nelson Elam, M.D., FAAP


Pediatrics, Primary Care



Board Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)


Chief Pediatric Resident, Memorial Health Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


American Academy of Pediatrics; Georgia Medical Society; Medical Association of Georgia

Hospital Affiliations:

St. Joseph's/Candler; Memorial Health University Medical Center

Spoken Languages:

English, Spanish


Dr. L. Nelson Elam is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky and completed his residency at the Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Elam specializes in pediatrics and is an active member of several medical societies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Medical Society, and the Medical Association of Georgia. 

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