Now retired from clinical practice after more than three decades, Dr. Nielsen previously specialized in laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic fibroid removal and pelvic floor surgeries with and without robotic assistance. He consistently sought a minimally invasive approach for his patients, including office-based treatments for incontinence, abnormal bleeding, and contraception.
Becker’s ASC Review recognized Dr. Nielsen on its list of Physician Leaders to Know in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry, and Minnesota Physician placed him on its list of Top 100 Influential Healthcare Leaders multiple times. He has frequently been included in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s annual Top Doctors issue.
Outside his clinical practice, he has had several provider and leadership roles, including:
- President and Physician Emeritus, Oakdale Obstetrics & Gynecology
- President Emeritus, Premier ObGyn of Minnesota
- President, Nielsen GYN Business Consulting, LLC
Dr. Nielsen is married and has two children and four grandchildren. In his personal time, he enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing — a hobby that has taken him all over the world. And while he has several other interests, his belief is “family is first”.