Cory Nelson, MD

Cory Nelson, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon | Sports Medicine | Shoulder, Elbow, & Knee Specialist

Dr. Cory Nelson is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon experienced in the latest minimally invasive, arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder, knee, and elbow.

Originally from Arizona, Dr. Nelson received his Doctorate of Medicine at The George Washington University. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Nelson went on to do his orthopedic surgical residency at Stony Brook University in New York.

Crediting his passion for sports as a catalyst, Dr. Nelson completed an additional year of advanced sports medicine training at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. While at Kerlan-Jobe, he participated in both the sideline and surgical management of professional athletes from the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, LA Kings, and Anaheim Ducks. Dr. Nelson also provided on-field coverage for several high school and collegiate football teams, including USC, Fullerton College, and Stony Brook University.

Dr. Nelson has been a driving force in the medical community by being one of the Valley’s premier surgeons, where he masterfully blends his love of sports with his desire to do what is best for his patients. This dedication can be seen by Dr. Nelson’s active involvement in his community. He is currently the orthopedic consultant for Fountain Hills High School/School District and Paradise Valley High School. He is also the team physician for Phoenix's professional soccer team, Arizona United Soccer Club.

Dr. Nelson specializes in the non-operative and operative management of injuries in youth and adult patients of all skill levels from recreational to professional athletes. He excels in patient-centered care to help his patients, who span all ages, get back to a healthy, active, and pain-free lifestyle.

Phoenix Magazine has repeatedly awarded Dr. Nelson with the prestigious title of "Top Doc" over the years as voted by his peers.