Nahid Y. Vidal, M.D.

  1. Dermatologist
  2. Mohs Micrographic Surgeon and Dermatologic Oncologist

Nahid Y. Vidal, M.D., is a dermatologist with subspecialty expertise in Micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology. Dr. Vidal's clinical focus includes:

  • Dermatologic surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and rare cutaneous tumors
  • Complex reconstruction of facial wounds following Mohs surgery to restore function and optimize aesthetic outcome
  • Excisional surgery for lipomas, cysts, and other benign tumors
  • Procedures including chemical peels, dermabrasion, rhinophyma correction, acne scar surgery, scar revision
  • Cosmetic surgery, botulinum toxin injections and soft tissue augmentation, blepharoplasty, noninvasive suture lift of aging skin, and liposuction
  • Laser and light-based treatments for telangiectasias, melasma, dyschromia, age spots, tattoo removal, burns, hirsutism or reduction of unwanted hair, and gender-affirming care 
  • Management of nail disorders and tumors, including nail procedures such as biopsy, excision, avulsion, matrixectomy, and lasers

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Vidal serves as the Director of Dermatologic Surgical Education and provides mentorship to fellows, residents, and medical students aspiring for a career in Dermatology. Her translational research interests include high-risk skin cancer, optimizing patient outcomes, innovation in education, and artificial intelligence.

  1. Blepharoplasty
  2. Botox injection
  3. Chemical peel
  4. CO-2 laser treatment
  5. Cryotherapy
  6. Dermabrasion
  7. Dermatologic surgery
  8. Excisional skin surgery
  9. Laser hair removal
  10. Laser resurfacing
  11. Laser skin surgery
  12. Laser surgery
  13. Mohs surgery
  14. Nail removal
  15. Nose reconstruction
  16. Scar revision
  17. Skin biopsy
  18. Skin cancer excision
  19. Skin cancer reconstruction
  20. Skin cyst removal
  21. Skin rejuvenation
  22. Skin surgery
  23. Soft tissue augmentation
  24. Surgical biopsy
  1. 2017
    FellowRST Dermatologic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2016
    Residency - DermatologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  3. 2013
    Internship - Internal Medicine Preliminary InternshipUniversity of California Davis
  4. 2012
    Medical SchoolUniversity of California--Davis
  5. 2007
    BA - Human Biology: Physics and Human PerformanceStanford University


  1. 2016
    DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Mohs Surgeons Leading the FutureAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  2. 2018
    Teacher of the YearDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  3. 2016
    Teacher of The YearUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  4. 2016
    Quality Improvement Award (Hospital wide competition; Surgical Education and Sharps Safety)University of Iowa
  5. 2014
    Nominated for the Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching AwardThe Gold Foundation
  6. 2012
    Golden Goblet Award for Service University California Davis

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    ParticipantArtifical Intelligence Workgroup
  2. 2020 - present
    ChairDepartment of Dermatology, Social Media Committee, MCR
  3. 2020 - 2022
    CME & Education CommitteeAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  4. 2020 - 2022
    Performance Measures Management SubcommitteeAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  5. 2020 - 2022
    National Registry and Outcome Committee MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberArtificial Intelligence Interest Group
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Platform, Mayo Clinic Advisory Board, Clinical Data Analytics Platform
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery; Frederic E. Mohs Award Committee
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative ITSCC
  10. 2019 - present
    Active MemberMelanoma Tumor Board, Department of Dermatology
  11. 2017 - present
    Associate MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Dermatology
  13. 2014 - present
    Faculty MemberWomen's Dermatologic Society
  14. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  15. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  16. 2011 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha
  17. 2010 - present
    MemberGold Humanism Honor Society
  18. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  19. 2007 - present
    Alumni InterviewerStanford University