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Surgeon Locator / Nilin Rao, DPM

Nilin Rao, DPM

Locations:

1600 West 38th St.
Austin, TX 78731(512) 407-8188

1103 Rivery Blvd
Suite 160
Georgetown, TX 78628(512) 930-0707

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Dr. Rao is a Cleveland, OH native, and specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle, with specialty interests in minimally invasive surgical techniques, sports injuries, and fracture care, reconstructive surgery, advanced arthroscopic techniques, cartilage restoration/repair, regenerative medicine and injection therapy, deformity correction, bunion correction, and arthritis. He attended Miami University (Ohio) for his undergraduate studies, where he received a bachelors degree in psychology/neuroscience. He then pursued his masters degree, followed by simultaneous doctoral degrees from Kent State University, completing his DPM as well as a PhD, in exercise physiology. During this time, Dr. Rao served as student body president and president of the Pi Delta National Honor Society, and graduated both degrees Summa Cum Laude. He then completed a three-year Podiatric Surgical Residency at the Highlands Presbyterian/ St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. This was followed by an additional one-year fellowship in advanced foot/ankle reconstruction, sports injuries and trauma at the prestigious Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship with Sutter Health-Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View, California.

Dr. Rao is passionate about healing his patients, and believes in the constant pursuit of excellence. He has authored several publications in both scientific journals and textbooks. He is the recipient of several awards and distinctions, serves on the board of directors for The Podiatry Foundation, and speaks regularly at local, state and national meetings and conferences. He is board certified by both the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Rao recently moved to Austin with his wife and son and is preparing for the arrival of their new baby girl. Dr. Rao and the team at Foot Specialists of Austin look forward to providing you with extRAOrdinary care!

OSSIOfiber® Experienced Surgeon

OSSIOfiber® experienced surgeons have performed a minimum qualifying number of OSSIOfiber® procedures.

Locations

1600 West 38th St.
Austin, TX 78731(512) 407-8188

Request Appointment

1103 Rivery Blvd
Suite 160
Georgetown, TX 78628(512) 930-0707

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Footnotes

1. Data on file at OSSIO 2. Clinical study data on file at OSSIO 3. Kaiser, P.B., Watkins, I., Riedel, M. D., Cronin, P., Briceno, J., Kron, J. Y. (2019). Implant Removal Matrix for the Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon. Foot & Ankle Specialist, 12(1), 79-97. https://doi.org/10.1177/1938640018791015 4. Pre-clinical animal studies (in-bone implantation of OSSIOfiber® and PLDLA control in rabbit femurs). Data on File at OSSIO. 5. Haddad, S. F., Helm, M. M., Meath, B., Adams, C., Packianathan, N., & Uhl, R. (2019). Exploring the Incidence, Implications, and Relevance of Metal Allergy to Orthopaedic Surgeons. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews, 3(4), e023. https://doi.org/10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-19-00023 6. Pot J, Wensen RV, Olsman J. Hardware Related Pain and Hardware Removal after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2011;4(5). doi:10.3827/ faoj.2011.0405.0001.