Dr. Nelson and her husband have 3 children and live in Columbia, MO. Dr. Nelson is originally from Iowa, where she did her undergraduate studies. She graduated medical school in 2009 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Nelson is a board-certified general surgeon, an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Nicole Nelson joined Columbia Surgical Associates in the fall of 2014 as a general surgeon. She specializes in breast cancer and melanoma. In her free time she enjoys running, biking and spending time with her family.