C. Phifer Nicholson, MD

C. Phifer Nicholson, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Health Networks

  • Fairview

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital

Care Philosophy

I realized I wanted to be a surgeon at five years of age while watching my father suture wounds in the emergency room. Now I know my job not only involves physical healing but emotional and spiritual healing as well. Surgery is my life's calling.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Vascular Surgery

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama


  • Mayo Clinic (General Surgery)


  • Mayo Clinic (General and Vascular Surgery)

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Charles E. Bradshaw Scholarship Award 1982
  • Pancreatic Transplant Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic 1989