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Dr. Karen Nern

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

In Their Words

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!

I couldn’t have felt more pleased coming out of my appointment. I received a diagnosis and steps to fix my situation immediately. I felt very confident that my dermatologist knew what she was talking about. Thank you!