Cory Nelson, MD

Cory Nelson, MD


Growing up as the oldest of six children in Phoenix, we were on the soccer and baseball fields essentially year-round. Combining a medical career with a passion for sports was a natural combination in Orthopaedic Surgery and why I chose to specialize in Sports Medicine. My practice focuses on patient-centered care whether you are a professional, college, high-school, or recreational athlete. I have always believed that approaching each patient’s problem individually with care and education helps my patients and I come up with a treatment plan together that is best for you. Whether that treatment plan consists of surgery or non-operative management, the goal is to get my patients back on the field, back to work, or just simply back to “normal” life as soon as possible. I enjoy getting to know each of my patients and thoroughly explaining your condition to ensure that an understanding exists in order to make the best decision for you to achieve your goals.

Dr. Nelson’s Credentials



Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic


SUNY Health Science Center

Medical School

The George Washington University

OrthoArizona Sports Medicine

North Valley Surgery Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale Healthcare-Thompson Peak Hospital

Patient Downloads


Dr. Nelson is pleased to accept many common insurances for patient convenience. Please check with your primary care physician to find out if you will need a referral for your visit to our office. Please note, insurances accepted are subject to change.

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