Virginia Carney-Nelson, DO,

comes from a long-line of physicians and is an energetic, engaged doctor who is always on the forefront of her profession. She began her educational career in Meridian, then went to Mississippi State University with an eye toward becoming a vet, like her father and brother. But it was her family’s physician heritage that won out, and Dr. Carney-Nelson transferred to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (West Virginia) and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. She did her internship at the West Virginia/Charleston Area Medical Center and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, in 1997. She completed another OB-GYN residency at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden, NJ, in 2000.

Dr. Carney-Nelson is well-versed in DaVinci Robotic Surgery, a procedure that helps patients recover more quickly with minimum scarring. She opened The Nelson Center for Women, PA, in 2008 after working with other major women’s groups in Meridian. The Nelson Clinic for Women is associated with Rush Foundation Hospital of Meridian.

Professional society memberships include:

1996 to Present: American Medical Association

2001 to Present: American Osteopathic Association

2001 to Present: Mississippi State Medical Association


2011 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2011 Advanced Trauma Life Support
2011 Pediatric Advanced Life Support
2011 Nurse Practitioner Preceptor
2011 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Fellow

2010 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology



2010/2011 — Physician of the Year
2007/2011 — The Meridian Star Readers’ Choice Award
2005 — Lay Person of the Year
2004-2005 — Chief of Obstetrics-Anderson Regional Medical Center
1999 — Resident of the Year-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 — Golden Apple Teaching Award-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 — Resident of the Year-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 —Administrative Chief Assistant
1999 — Best Second Year Teaching Resident-given by the OB/GYN

1998 — Golden Apple Teaching Award-given by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Students
1995 — Chief Intern for the 1995-1996 Intern Class of CAMC
1993 — Sandoz Award for Outstanding Organizational President
1992 — Accepted into Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society
1992 — Student Government Association Representative to the Board of Advisors
1992 — President of the American College of General Practitioners, WVSOM Student Chapter

1991 — Patient Advocate for the Women's Shelter in Montour County

The Nelson Center for Women


1702 14th Street • Meridian, MS 39301


601.703.1481 • Fax 601.703.1484


Monday - Thursday • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays are set aside for patient surgeries & procedures at Rush Hospital
Appointments Preferred but Walk-Ins Welcome
24-Hour Emergency Line to ON CALL physician • 601.703.1481
Rush Hospital Labor & Delivery • 601.703.9630

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