Department of Pathology Residency Program

Kaitlyn Nielson, M.D.


Introduction: Originally, from the Midwest, I moved to the East Coast for medical school and am now here in the Southwest for residency. I plan to enter the field of surgical pathology.


  • Pathology Interests: Surgical Pathology
  • What do you like about living in New Mexico: It's warm and the landscape is beautiful!
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: Traveling, running, baking, psychological thrillers

Why I enjoy the pathology program at UNM

I enjoyed my interview day and appreciated the passion for pathology! Moving to a new state was very overwhelming, but I felt very welcome and supported from the start of my residency. The residents are an amazing group of people, and the culture of support and wellness creates a great environment to work in. I'm also surprisingly in love with living in the desert.



photo of Kaitlyn Nielson

Education Information

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Medical School:
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Undergraduate Education:
St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN