Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Nicholson specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, utilizing state-of-the-art arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to treat sports-related, traumatic, arthritic, and occupational conditions of the shoulder and elbow.
A graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Nicholson completed his internship and orthopedic residency at University Hospital of Cleveland and completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Nicholson is involved in the design of an advanced shoulder replacement system. He is a consultant to differing orthopedic companies and has designed instruments and implants for shoulder and elbow surgery. He is the principle investigator for funded studies on rotator cuff repair augmentation, and shoulder arthroplasty.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.
Dr. Nicholson has been involved with taking care of professional baseball athletes since 1993; first with the Indianapolis Indians AAA team, and since 2004 as one of the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox. He also participates with his partners in the care of the Chicago Bulls. Dr. Nicholson has published multiple papers, book chapters, technique papers and videos on conditions and treatment for problems in the shoulder and elbow. He has been the editor for a DVD series on shoulder instability, textbook editor, and currently is the editor for the upcoming AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-4 for Shoulder and Elbow.
|Practice Emphasis:||Shoulder Surgery|
|Medical School:||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Residency:||University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH - Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Fellowship:||New York Orthopedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY-Shoulder and Elbow Surgery|
|Board Certification:||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Special Procedures:||Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair|
Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
|Research Interests:||Shoulder instability|
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder replacement in cuff-deficient shoulders
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
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In the News
Dr. Nicholson Talks about Shoulder and Elbow Overuse in Young Athletes
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Heads Back to the Field for Spring Training with the Chicago White Sox
Dr. Nicholson of Western Springs Talks about Chicago Sports Teams
Hunter Hillenmeyer and MOR Physicians Speak to Parents about Youth Sports Injuries
Dr. Nicholson Comments on Overuse Syndrome in Student Athletes
Overuse Syndrome: Tips for Parents and Coaches of Youth Baseball Players
Dr. Nicholson Comments on Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes
Dr. Nicholson Discusses the Tommy John Surgical Procedure
Early Care Helps Frozen Shoulder
MOR Sports Medicine Physicians Head to Sox Spring Training Camp
MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
Team Physicians for the Chicago White Sox