Jon S. Nielsen, M.D.
- Bachelor of Arts, Physiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- Doctorate of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
- Residency - Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
Special Medical Interests
Menopause and midlife transitions, urogynecologic conditions that include incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, minimally invasive surgery, in office procedures, laparoscopic surgeries, complex gynecologic conditions, innovation in health care, leadership
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Leadership and Professional Interests
Recognition and Awards
- Minnesota Physician, 2012, Top 100 Influential Health Care Leaders
- Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor", 2014, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1992; "Best Doctors for Women", Minnesota Monthly, 2007; Top 10 ObGyn Doctors, WCCO-Television; Raymond Albrecht ObGyn Resident Teaching Award, 1981
Clinics and Hospitals
Biography and Personal Interests
I decided that I wanted to be a doctor in the third grade. I made the right choice, choosing obstetrics and gynecology because it is the only specialty that combines a surgical focus with the possibility of being a patient’s primary doctor. I especially enjoy building relationships with my patients and becoming their health confidant and advisor.
Just as many of my patients have gone through transitions in life, so have I. In 2012, I stopped obstetrics and delivering babies to focus on the “Gyn portion of Ob-Gyn”. I have delivered more than 5,000 babies in my career and have been fortunate to have been able to share those experiences with my patients. I truly miss that portion of my practice.
My new direction has been born out of my longtime interest in women’s midlife issues. As women age, the need for surgical and non-surgical treatment options for such conditions as urinary leakage, abnormal uterine bleeding, and pelvic organ prolapse become more important. Recognizing this need, I specialize in laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic fibroid removal and pelvic floor surgeries with and without robotic assistance. My goal is to use the “minimally invasive approach”, which includes office-based treatments for incontinence, abnormal bleeding, and contraception, avoiding the need to go to the hospital.
Over the last eight years, I have been a national lecturer and physician educator in minimally invasive surgery. It is fun and fulfilling to teach others my passion.
Along with my busy clinical practice I also enjoy leadership roles. I have been the CEO of Oakdale ObGyn for more than 20 years and recently transitioned out of that position to be the president of Premier ObGyn of Minnesota, the group of which Oakdale ObGyn is a division. I also serve as the Medical Director for the Women’s and Children’s Services at North Memorial and Maple Grove Hospitals.
When not at Oakdale ObGyn, my wife and I enjoy our two children and four grandchildren. I’ve earned the reputation as a very good “Bumpa”. You can often find me outdoors, especially fishing. This hobby has taken me all over the world. While I have several other interests, “family is first”.
I am very proud of the team that we have assembled at Oakdale ObGyn.
Dr. Nielsen discusses types of, and treatment for, incontinence in this short video.