Nels Thorderson, M.D. Nels Thorderson, M.D. Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Nels Thorderson, M.D.

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor/UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Dr. Nels Thorderson specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle problems. He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in surgical and medical treatment of injuries, diseases and many other conditions of the foot and ankle. He also offers knowledge and help in fracture care.

Dr. Thorderson and his wife, Gina, have enjoyed raising their two daughters in Tupelo. He always enjoys sports, watching and playing. Family and faith are his top priorities, and he also likes to spend time poolside, woodworking, grilling, and serving others. He also has two lap dogs, but dreams of a big dog to ride in the back of his truck.


BS: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT – 1988-1989, 1991-1993
MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI – 1994-1998

Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Baylor/UT Southwestern Dallas, Texas
Completed 2004

Orthopaedic Residency

Henry Ford Hospital Detroit Michigan
Completed 2003


Worked with Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings


Worked with Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Ballet

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society