• Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
• Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
• Certificate of added Qualification in Hand Surgery
• Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Hand Surgeon
• Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Joel B. Nilsson, M.D., F.A.A.O.S is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in low impact joint replacement, sports reconstructions, minimally invasive techniques and hand surgery. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Dr. Nilsson earned his Masters of Science in MS in Physiology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and then went on to earn his M.D. also from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine.

Once his academic studies were completed, his 14-year career in the US Army began with a one year transitional internship in Hawaii. This is where Dr. Nilsson’s passion for orthopedic surgery began, leading him ultimately to orthopedic residency in El Paso, Texas at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center/William Beaumont Army Medical Center combined program. It was there that he trained in the full range of orthopedic disciplines, to include complex hip and knee replacement surgery.