Petur Nielsen
Harvard Medical school


Dr. G. Petur Nielsen was born in Iceland and earned his medical degree from the University of Iceland. He completed his residency training in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship training in surgical pathology and bone and soft tissue pathology at the same institution. He is currently a Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School as well as the director of bone and soft tissue pathology and electron microscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nielsen has published over 250 articles and case reports, several book chapters and textbooks on bone and soft tissue pathology. He has given short courses at the USCAP, lectured throughout the USA and the world. He has received teaching awards and was awarded a Doctoris Honoris Causa at the Universitatea de Medicina si Famacie, Victor Babes in Romania for his contribution and teaching in Timisoara, Romania. His research, teaching and clinical activities focus on bone and soft tissue pathology and electron microscopy.