Departments & Divisions
Peter Nielsen, MD
Dr. Nielsen received his B.S. in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University, and obtained his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Following his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Nielsen completed his Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) since 1994. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Nielsen currently serves as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He also serves as the first OB/GYN Surgeon specialty chair to the American College of Surgeons Central Committee on Trauma. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2016, after 29 years of service, where he rose to the rank of Colonel. His military leadership experience included two tours as Deputy Commander of a deployed combat support hospital in Baghdad, twelve years of service as OB/GYN Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, Regional Chief Medical Officer and Hospital Commander. His military awards include the Mologne Award for military academic excellence, the Bronze Star Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. His academic career includes Residency Program Director, Academic Department Chair and more than 50 publications including four textbook chapters. He has been awarded two patents and was the 2015 recipient of the Missouri Hospital Association Visionary Leadership Award for his statewide leadership supporting the Ebola crisis while serving as Hospital Commander (CEO) of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He also received a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies (MSS) at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.