Dr. Nielsen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Biology. Following college she worked in the pharmaceutical research industry prior to entering medical school. She attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
Upon graduation Dr. Nielsen moved to Florida where she completed her Pediatric Residency at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital. Following residency Dr. Nielsen worked at Vanderbilt University Monroe Carroll Children's Hospital as a fellow in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. While in her fellowship she realized that her true passion was general Pediatrics.
Following that passion for general Pediatrics she accepted a position in Winter Garden, Florida, with the Community Health Centers of Central Florida. While working at the Community Health Center which was another wonderful learning experience she wanted to open her own practice.
In January 2008, Dr. Nielsen opened Tree House Pediatrics in Lake Nona. This has been an amazing journey as our practice continues to grow and serve the families of Lake Nona and the surrounding area.
When she is not working, Dr. Nielsen enjoys cooking, traveling, playing with her dogs and especially spending time with her family. Her son can often be seen around the office!