Nelson Browning, DO

Class of Magic Valley Program 2026

Dr. Nelson Browning had ties to medicine from day one. He was born suddenly and rather unexpectedly–right on the kitchen floor! As a result, he earned the nickname “Chef Browning” by his pediatrician who instilled in him a love of healthcare from a young age. He grew up just outside of Seattle, Washington, where he enjoyed living close to the outdoors. His family routinely traveled to Idaho to visit extended family, and at age 16, they moved to eastern Idaho permanently. Although a rather significant change, Nelson grew to love Idaho and call it home. After graduating from Rigby High School, he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Bernardino, California.

While attending Brigham Young University – Idaho for his undergraduate education, Dr. Browning explored potential career options and skills outside of healthcare, such as accounting, engineering, and secondary education. Ultimately, he continued to be drawn to biological sciences and caring for others. While at BYU – Idaho, he met his wife, Kaylee. An Idaho native from Sugar City, Kaylee is an avid sewer and quilter. She also graduated with an associate degree in art and has her cosmetology license. They moved to Iowa in 2019 where Dr. Browning attended medical school at Des Moines University. Grateful for the opportunity to explore the midwest, but also mildly homesick, he and Kaylee are excited to be back in Idaho and living in the Magic Valley.

In his spare time, Dr. Browning loves to drum and listen to music. He enjoys movies, camping, hiking, biking, and spending time outdoors. He and his wife like to travel and try new restaurants. He loves good barbecue or a classic burger and hopes to someday visit and eat at a local restaurant in every US state.