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Chris Nebel

Chris Nebel, DO, FACS

Specializing in General Surgery
  • One Health
Year began practicing:
Year joined staff:


  • English

Education & Training


Shorter College (Rome, GA), Bachelor of Science
Nova Southeastern University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (Davie, FL), Doctor of Osteopathy


Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)

Professional Memberships

American Osteopathic Association
American College of Surgeons
Cincinnati Surgical Society
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Sigma Sigma Phi
Kentucky Medical Association
American Board of Surgery 

Physician Profile

Dr. Nebel is a full-scope general surgeon with an interest in the colon and colorectal problems both malignant and benign. One Health Surgical Specialists works closely with the One Health Gastroenterology and Hepatology practice and their patients when surgery is needed. According to Dr. Nebel, “It's a team concept. No surgeon is an island.”

As a general surgeon, Dr. Nebel is dedicated to providing the best surgical methods, including minimally invasive procedures, and enhanced recovery techniques. These methods help patients by making surgeries easier and recovery times shorter, so his patients can get back to living and loving life.

Dr. Nebel joined One Health Surgical Specialists (previously known as Ohio Valley Surgical Specialists) as a general surgeon in 2011 and the One Health medical group in 2013. “This was the one and only place I had to interview at, and I knew it was the place as soon as the interview was over.”

Dr. Nebel sees patients at the Owensboro office. He also has staff privileges at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro Surgery Center and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Nebel is a Georgia native and a cancer survivor. “As somebody who's been there, to be able to share empathy I think is one of the most important traits that a physician can have. People talk about being a good listener and communicator. But someone who shows empathy helps the patient feel better. I think the patients really respond to that.”

He and his wife, Michelle, live in Owensboro and have three children, Jonas, Susannah and Abigail. 

Board Certified

American Board of Surgery, 2012
Fellow, American College of Surgeons,  2013
Advanced Cardial Life Support
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)


Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio