Dr. Nielsen

Moab Regional Hospital has added a board certified ear, nose and throat specialist to their growing list of visiting specialists. Dr. Richard Nielsen is the senior physician at the Ear, Nose & Throat Center in Salt Lake City.

“It has been many years since we’ve been able to offer ENT consultations and surgical procedures in our community. We are now able to offer tonsillectomies and ear tube procedures right here in Moab, as well as consultations on other ear, nose and throat issues,” said Vicki Gigliotti, chief clinical officer of Moab Regional Hospital.

Nielsen graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 1971 and completed his internship and general surgery residency at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, Calif. He specialized in otolaryngology at the University of Utah.

Nielsen also served as editor of Otolaryngology News. Nielsen is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Council of Otolaryngology; American Academy of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology; American Medical Association; Utah State Medical Society; Salt Lake County Medical Society; and Utah Otolaryngologic Society.

Nielsen will hold clinic hours and perform surgery at Moab Regional Hospital two days each month.