P. Douglas Nielson, MD
Dr. Nielson came to BYU–Hawaii in the summer of 1986. Dr. Nielson provides excellent medical care to students, dependents, staff, faculty and the community, and has successfully transformed the day-to-day operations of the Health Center. Before becoming a physician, Dr. Nielson served an LDS mission to Taiwan at a time when the language training for the mission was at BYU–Hawaii . Dr Nielson is a family practice and sports medicine board-certified physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah, graduating summa cum laude. He completed a residency in Family Practice at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah; he then returned to Beaver, Utah, to fulfill his boyhood dream of being a country town Family Practice physician. He had a very successful practice prior to accepting his position here. As a board-certified physician in Family Practice and Sports Medicine, Dr. Nielson has had extensive training and experience in internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry, surgery, and orthopedics.
He is currently the Medical Chief of Staff at Kahuku Hospital. A former bishop and high counselor for the Church, he currently serves as a counselor in the Stake Presidency of the BYU–Hawaii First Stake. He is married to Madelyn, his high school sweetheart, and they have five children: Heidi (married to Alvin Mariteragi), Elise (married to Jed Peterson), Eric (married to Roachelle), Ryan (married to Sarah) and John Marshall. They also have eight grandchildren.