Nicholas Nelson, MD


(406) 454-2171

Accepting New Patients



Nicholas, MD

Dr. Nelson is seeing patients at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center, 3000 15th Ave South, Great Falls. For more information, please call (406)454-2171.

Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Nelson is a part of the Interventional Radiology team. Dr. Nelson works as a part-time Interventional Radiologist beginning April 2024.

Dr. Nelson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego in 1999; he then attended Indiana University School of Medicine where he received his Master of Science in 2002, and Doctor of Medicine degrees in 2006.

In 2007, Dr. Nelson completed a General Surgery internship at the John Hopkins Hospital Surgery Department in Baltimore, Maryland. He then spent the next four years serving as a Battalion Surgeon with the United States Marine Corps, with combat deployments to Fallujah, Iraq and Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Following additional years as a US Navy General Medical Officer, Dr. Nelson completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego from 2014 – 2018. In 2020, Dr. Nelson completed a Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

Along with his part-time position with the Great Falls Clinic, Dr. Nelson works as the Division Officer and Academic Chief of Interventional Radiology at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

In his spare time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors.


Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center
3000 15th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 454-2171


  • Interventional Radiology


  • Thurgood Marshall College, University of California, Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry & Cell Biology with Minors in Literature & Writing, San Diego, California, 1999
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Master of Science with Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2006
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2006
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Surgery Internship, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007
  • Naval Medical Center Sandiego, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, San Diego, California, 2018
  • Oregan Health Sciences University, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship, Portland, Oregan, 2020


  • American Board of Radiology- Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology