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New Clinician Spotlight: Nick Strasser

Apr. 7, 2022, 2:16 PM

Nicholas Strasser, MD

Nicholas Strasser, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as assistant professor of Orthopaedics in the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

“We are excited Dr. Strasser chose to join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,” Rick Wright, MD, Dan Spengler Professor and chair of the department. “He brings a wealth of experience in dealing with a variety of complex foot and ankle issues, but we especially welcome his interest in sports foot and ankle conditions and know it will serve the Middle Tennessee population well.”

Strasser completed his MD at the University of South Dakota and his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Mayo Clinic before completing a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at OrthoCarolina. He then joined Slocum Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, where he remained as a surgeon and shareholder for nine years. In 2015, he joined PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend as orthopaedic chair, and he was named chief of surgery at PeaceHealth in 2020.

Strasser, an expert in foot and ankle surgery, has extensive extramural experience — he served as a physician team captain for the 2015 USA track and field national outdoor championship and the 2016 US Olympic track and field team trials, a physician provider for the 2016 USA track and field indoor championships, an orthopaedic consultant for the Oregon Track Club elite team, and most recently as orthopaedic foot and ankle consultant for the University of Oregon.

“After looking at multiple opportunities, I chose Vanderbilt for the ability to focus on specific areas of foot and ankle surgery,” Strasser said. “I am most looking forward to developing research surrounding foot and ankle surgery that could help us understand the optimal treatment of specific foot and ankle sports-related injuries. I am also excited to work closely with residents and participating in in their education.”

Strasser sees patients at Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin (615-790-3290) and Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Nashville West (615-936-7846).

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