About Susan


Dr. Susan Mathison, a Fargo native, made her dream come true when she left a large specialty clinic and started Catalyst Medical Center as an independent physician. She compassionately cares for patients, specializing in Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), head/neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. She also provides treatment for allergies, sleep disorders and skincare. She is passionate about total wellness.

She is also the founder of PositivelyBeautiful.com, which was created to serve as a sanctuary of support, information and resources for women who long to know their true beauty both inside and out for the first time in years - or the first time in their lives. She has a weekly newspaper column as well as a blog and newsletter to help spread this message.

Dr. Mathison received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA and her medical degree from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. After completing seven years of specialty training in Seattle at the University of WA, she returned home to Fargo in 1997.

While her busy private practice is a prime focus, she enjoys spending time with her sweet son, husband, six siblings, parents and many long-time friends. Dr. Mathison is an avid gardener and occasional golfer.



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As a holistic cosmetic surgeon, double-board certified physician , I’m fascinated by the power of the integration of medical science, cosmetic artistry and sacred self-care.