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Devon Cooper Nixon
( out of 225 reviews )

Devon Cooper Nixon, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

South Jordan Health Center

South Jordan
801-213-4500

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • Dr. Devon Nixon is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon and an assistant professor of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in orthopedic foot and ankle care with a particular interest in sports-related injuries and lower extremity trauma. His main goals in treatment are to improve patient function and quality of life whether through non-operative care or, if needed, with surgery. He sees patients and operates at both the University Orthopedic Center and the South Jordan Health Center.

    Originally from Michigan, he graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, and after college, worked at the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he graduated with academic distinction and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. He completed his residency training at Washington University in St. Louis where he received a clinician-scientist grant from the Orthopedic Research Education Fund (OREF) and was awarded the resident research award. He was an orthopedic foot and ankle fellow at the University of Utah training under Drs. Timothy Beals, Florian Nickisch, and Charles Saltzman. After training, he practiced in Boise, Idaho until 2021 before returning to the University of Utah. He has been in practice since 2019.

    His research has been published in leading orthopedic surgery journals with a focus on patient-reported outcomes. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, committee member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), journal reviewer for Foot and Ankle International, and a member of the Emerging Leaders Program of the American Orthopedic Association (AOA). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, kids, and dog.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 225 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 28, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nixon is profession, kind, and helpful. My bunion surgery went extremely well. Seven weeks after surgery I have not experienced any pain throughout the process.

    April 20, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Thank you dr Nixon for explaining things so well and listening to my input!

    April 19, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Great doctor/surgeon

    April 12, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nixon treated me with courtesy and professionalism. He answered all of my questions and presented options as well. I came away from my visit feeling well informed about my medical issue and confident in choosing him as my doctor.

    April 11, 2024
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Nixon is absolutely excellent.

    April 11, 2024
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    My first experience with Dr. Nixon and could not be more pleased. I had been to several other doctors and did not feel they even listened to me. I am now ready to move forward with surgery because of him.

    April 11, 2024
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Nixon is a fantastic surgeon. Because of his skills, I have a foot today. Can¿t praise him enough. He not only has great skills, but has wonderful bedside manners.

    April 06, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Very professional/knowledgeable. Easily answered my technical questions and was reassuring that it would be a successful surgery (although time will tell if that ends up being true it was what I needed to hear in the moment). He really showed that he cared about my recovery at a time when I needed someone to do just that.

    March 31, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He is always patient & answers all of my questions. Very calm & kind demeanor. Great bedside manner.

  • Dr. Devon Nixon is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon and an assistant professor of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in orthopedic foot and ankle care with a particular interest in sports-related injuries and lower extremity trauma. His main goals in treatment are to improve patient function and quality of life whether through non-operative care or, if needed, with surgery. He sees patients and operates at both the University Orthopedic Center and the South Jordan Health Center.

    Originally from Michigan, he graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, and after college, worked at the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he graduated with academic distinction and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. He completed his residency training at Washington University in St. Louis where he received a clinician-scientist grant from the Orthopedic Research Education Fund (OREF) and was awarded the resident research award. He was an orthopedic foot and ankle fellow at the University of Utah training under Drs. Timothy Beals, Florian Nickisch, and Charles Saltzman. After training, he practiced in Boise, Idaho until 2021 before returning to the University of Utah. He has been in practice since 2019.

    His research has been published in leading orthopedic surgery journals with a focus on patient-reported outcomes. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, committee member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), journal reviewer for Foot and Ankle International, and a member of the Emerging Leaders Program of the American Orthopedic Association (AOA). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, kids, and dog.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Orthopaedics -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Education history

    Fellowship Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Orthopedic Surgery - Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital Chief Resident
    Residency Orthopedic Surgery - Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital Resident
    Orthopedic - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Michigan Medical School M.D.
    National Institute of Mental Health Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow
    Undergraduate Neuroscience - University of Virginia B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Wagers K, Ofori-Atta BS, Tucker W, Presson AP, Nixon D (2024). Evaluation of Costs Associated With Acute Achilles Tendon Repair. Foot Ankle Orthop, 9(1), 24730114241238215. (Read full article)
    2. Compton T, Ferguson NA, Certain L, Nixon D (2024). Extrapulmonary, Chronic Septic Arthritis From Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Ankle and Subtalar Joints. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev, 8(3). (Read full article)
    3. Nixon DC, Mardam-Bey S, Miller ML, Dobbs MB, Schoenecker PL, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE (2022). Effect of Length Stability on Complications in the Treatment of Preadolescent Diaphyseal Femur Fractures Treated With Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing. J Orthop Trauma, 36(12), 643. (Read full article)
    4. Nixon DC, Zhang C, Weinberg MW, Presson AP, Nickisch F (2020). Relationship of Press Ganey Satisfaction and PROMIS Function and Pain in Foot and Ankle Patients. Foot Ankle Int, 41(10), 1206-1211. (Read full article)
    5. Nixon DC, Schafer KA, Cusworth B, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE, Klein SE (2019). Preoperative Anxiety Effect on Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot Ankle Int, 40(9), 1007-1011. (Read full article)
    6. Nixon DC, Cusworth BM, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE, Klein SE (2018). Patient-Reported Allergies Do Not Predict Poorer PROMIS Function, Pain, and Depression Scores Following Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot Ankle Int, 39(8), 949-953. (Read full article)
    7. Patterson BM, Orvets ND, Aleem AW, Keener JD, Calfee RP, Nixon DC, Chamberlain AM (2017). Correlation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores with legacy patient-reported outcome scores in patients undergoing rotator cuff repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 27(6S), S17-S23. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Soltanolkotabi M, Mills MK, Nixon DC, Shomal Zadeh F, Chalian M (2023). Postoperative Imaging of the Ankle Tendons. [Review]. Semin Ultrasound CT MR, 44(4), 309-318. (Read full article)