Dr. Nelson Leach


Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Nelson Leach is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. He completed his advanced nursing degrees at Duke University and Fairfield University. Dr. Leach’s passion for helping others developed during an Eagle Scout project, collecting essential items for nursing home residents. This desire led him to a nursing career, where he worked for almost two decades.


One of his proudest accomplishments was participating in a medical mission to the Philippines to provide pro bono surgical care for locals. Dr. Leach realized the importance of mental health awareness while working with our nation’s heroes at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. He further honed his mental health skills in rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities throughout Connecticut.

Outside the Office

Originally a Utah native, Dr. Leach resides in southern Connecticut with his partner, Sean, and two cats, Si and Bali. During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, watching comedies, and taking day trips to New York City.

Dual Board-Certification