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Dr. Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson DOAbout

Dr. Nicole C. Nelson joined Columbia Surgical Associates in the fall of 2014 as a general surgeon. At Columbia Surgical Associates, her practice centers on breast cancer and melanoma.


  • An Iowa native, Dr. Nelson completed her general surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014.
  • Prior to her residency, she was at Nova Southeastern University in FortLauderdale, Fla. for medical school where she graduated in 2009.
  • Her undergraduate work was completed at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in 2004.


  • A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Nelson is an associate fellow of the American College ofSurgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.


Dr Nelson is from NE Iowa and loved the town so she chose to stay in Columbia after school. She and her husband have a 3 year old boy and she LOVES being a mom. She enjoys running, CrossFit, and trout fishing when she has free time.