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Nathaniel J. Nelms, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor


Orthopedic Surgery



192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington,  Vermont  05403


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Biographical Information

Dr. Nathan Nelms joined The University of Vermont Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon in 2012. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.

Dr. Nelms' area of expertise includes hip and knee arthritis, avascular necrosis and hip and knee joint replacement. He performs total hip arthroplasty (direct anterior approach), total and partial knee arthroplasty, total hip and knee revision and knee arthroscopy.

He specializes in the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis, post-traumatic hip and knee arthritis, osteonecrosis, meniscus tears and failed hip and knee replacements.

For more information about his research and academic interests, view Dr. Nelms' bio at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.


Clinical Interests

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hip and Knee Care
  • Joint Replacement Surgery


Mayo Clinic - Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics
University of Vermont College of Medicine - Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine - Medical Doctor
Other Education
University Of Iowa - Bachelor of Science

Board Certifications

Member Board
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery


Primary Language