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Karen Nern, MD

Dr. Karen Nern is a Colorado native. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She has expertise in general and pediatric dermatology. She performs Mohs micrographic surgery, and has extensive experience treating both benign and malignant skin growths. She also performs many cosmetic procedures, including Botox®, Juvederm™, Voluma™, Kybella™, and chemical peels. As of December 2015, Dr. Karen Nern has transitioned her personal practice to surgery and cosmetic procedures only.


  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology (board certified)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery
  • Women's Dermatology Society fellowship award recipient
  • Colorado Dermatology Society member
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Colorado


  • Bachelor of Science, Finance - Arizona State University
  • Master of Business Administration - San Diego State University
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of California, Davis
  • Internship - Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Dermatology Residency - University of California, San Diego

"I needed a Mohs surgery on my face. I was scared of course. The staff and Dr. Nern put me at ease and I felt completely supported. My results were amazing just two weeks after. I would recommend Vail Dermatology to everyone!" -Kimberly

"Before I went to Vail Derm, I checked with a friend who had a similar procedure to mine done by Dr. Nern. She called Dr. Nern a 'rock star'. She was right. Dr. Nern and the entire staff did a great job!" -Robert

"I believe in Dr. Nern, her care is exceptional. Her expertise is exceptional. I feel that she sincerely cares about me- that I and my health are important to Dr. Nern." -Betsy

Meet Dr. Karen Nern

For more information about Medical Dermatology, or to request an appointment, please complete our online form or call 970-926-9226 (Vail), 970-927-2800 (Willits), 970-710-2400 (Spring St.), 970-668-0998 (Breckenridge) or 970-930-6490 (Glenwood).

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Vail Dermatology

1140 Edwards Village Blvd, Suite B-200
Edwards, CO 81632
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Tel: 970-926-9226
Fax: 970-837-5801

Aspen Dermatology at Willits

261 Robinson Street, Suite C-100
Basalt, CO 81621
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Tel: 970-927-2800
Fax: 970-926-8755

Breckenridge Dermatology

984 N. 10 Mile Dr. , Suite 103
Frisco, CO 80443
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Tel: 970-668-0998
Fax: 970-658-8414

Aspen Dermatology on Spring St.

300 S. Spring St., Suite 103
Aspen, CO 81611
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Tel: 970-710-2400
Fax: 970-926-8755

Glenwood Dermatology

919 Grand Ave,
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Tel: 970-930-6490
Fax: 970-926-8755