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St. Bernards Welcomes Dermatologist Dr. Colton Nielson

Aug 27, 2021

Dermatologist Colton Nielson, M.D, has joined the medical team at St. Bernards Dermatology, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery. This precise surgical technique for skin cancers—including melanoma—provides the highest cure rates among skin cancer treatments while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Dr. Nielson’s arrival provides Northeast Arkansas with its first healthcare provider fellowship trained in the Mohs procedure.

Dr. Nielson earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and he comes to St. Bernards after completing two fellowships at the University of Louisville. Prior to his fellowships, he completed residencies at both Florida Atlantic University and the University of Florida.

Dr. Nielson said modern dermatological practices, including Mohs, change patient lives.

“Skin provides one of our best protective barriers, and it’s also one of the first things the outside world sees,” Dr. Nielson said. “As a dermatologist, I’m passionate about keeping that exterior intact for my patients so they can continue living confidently and healthy.”

St. Bernards Medical Center Administrator Michael Givens said Dr. Nielson’s arrival offers Northeast Arkansas residents an expertise previously unavailable in the region.

“Skin cancer patients seeking a dedicated Mohs surgeon either had to travel to Memphis or Little Rock,” Givens said, “Dr. Nielson brings a much-needed skillset to our community, and he bolsters an incredible dermatological team already present at St. Bernards.”

For more information, visit Dr. Nielson's provider page at or call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.