Nahid Y. Vidal, M.D.

  1. Dermatologist
  2. Mohs Micrographic Surgeon and Dermatologic Oncologist

Grupos especializados


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Nahid Y. Vidal, M.D., FAAD, FACMS, is a Mohs surgeon with subspecialty expertise in skin cancer treatment and complex facial reconstruction. She completed her undergraduate at Stanford University, medical school at University California Davis School of Medicine, Dermatology Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic (Rochester). Dr. Vidal serves as Chair for the Division of the Dermatologic Surgery and participates in national committees for the American College of Mohs Surgery. As the former Director of Resident Dermatologic Surgery Education, she is heavily involved in the education and mentorship of medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Vidal is also a principal investigator for several clinical studies pertaining to skin cancer and dermatologic surgery, with special interests including rare and complex cutaneous tumors, immunohistochemistry for Mohs surgery, innovation in education, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Vidal is a Board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology, and Board-certified in the subspecialty of Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery.

Vidal's clinical focus includes:

  • Dermatologic surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, anogenital Extramammary Paget's Disease, and other 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
  • Botulinum toxin injections and soft tissue augmentation, blepharoplasty, noninvasive suture lift of aging skin, and liposuction
  • Laser and light-based treatments
  • Nail procedures such as biopsy, excision, avulsion, matrixectomy
  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
  6. 2004
    Practicum - Sophomore College: Particle PhysicsStanford University


  1. 2016
    DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    American College of Mohs Surgery Foundation Research Mentorship Award - $5000 for “PRAME immunohistochemistry on frozen sections for margin assessment of melanoma during Mohs micrographic surgery.”American College of Mohs Surgery
  2. 2021
    Mohs Surgeons Leading the FutureAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  3. 2018
    Teacher of the YearDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  4. 2016
    Teacher of The YearUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  5. 2016
    Quality Improvement Award (Hospital wide competition; Surgical Education and Sharps Safety)University of Iowa
  6. 2014
    Nominated for the Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching AwardThe Gold Foundation
  7. 2012
    Golden Goblet Award for Service University California Davis

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Abstract Selection ReviewerAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  2. 2022 - present
    Annual meeting moderatorAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  3. 2022
    JudgeAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  4. 2022 - 2023
    Preceptor/MentorAmerican Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  5. 2022
    ReviewerAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  6. 2022 - 2024
    Subcommittee MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  7. 2021 - present
    Practice Committee MemberDepartment of Dermatology
  8. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  9. 2021 - present
    Invited MemberAcademy of Educational Excellence
  10. 2021 - 2022
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  11. 2020 - present
    ParticipantArtifical Intelligence Workgroup
  12. 2020 - present
    ChairDepartment of Dermatology, Social Media Committee, MCR
  13. 2020 - 2022
    MemberMayo Clinic Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  14. 2020 - 2022
    CME & Education CommitteeAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  15. 2020 - 2023
    Performance Measures Management SubcommitteeAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  16. 2020 - 2022
    National Registry and Outcome Committee MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  17. 2020 - 2021
    MemberMayo Clinic Platform, Mayo Clinic Advisory Board, Clinical Data Analytics Platform
  18. 2020 - present
    MemberArtificial Intelligence Interest Group
  19. 2020 - present
    Course Faculty Mentor/DirectorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  20. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery; Frederic E. Mohs Award Committee
  21. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative ITSCC
  22. 2019 - present
    Active MemberMelanoma Tumor Board, Department of Dermatology
  23. 2017 - present
    Associate MemberAmerican College of Mohs Surgery
  24. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Dermatology
  25. 2014 - present
    Faculty MemberWomen's Dermatologic Society
  26. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  27. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  28. 2011 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha
  29. 2010 - present
    MemberGold Humanism Honor Society
  30. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  31. 2007 - present
    Alumni InterviewerStanford University