Joel Nash, MD



Dr. Joel David Nash was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he received BA, BS, and MD degrees. He interned at the University of New Mexico Medical School prior to serving two years in the U.S. Army at McAfee Army Hospital on White Sands Missile Range as a General Medical Officer and as Chief of Professional Services for which he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Following active duty, Dr. Nash returned to the University of Minnesota for dermatology training and served in the SS01 U.S. Army Reserve Hospital. On completion of his education in 1970, he returned to Albuquerque and joined the Lovelace Clinic Staff. He was on the clinical faculty of the UNM Dermatology Department since its founding in 1973 and retained a keen interest in education. His contribution to the practice of dermatology was immeasurable.