Scott A. Swanson, M.D.


Surgery of the Foot & Ankle

General Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Trauma

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Dr. Scott Swanson joined Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in 2008. Born and raised in Alliance, Nebraska, Dr. Swanson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine. Dr. Swanson completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Creighton/Nebraska combined orthopaedic program. He completed one year of Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Trauma, and Lower Extremity Reconstruction at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Swanson was awarded a prestigious traveling fellowship by the AO Foundation, the leading international organization for orthopaedic surgeon education. He studied in Switzerland where he learned novel surgical approaches to complex foot and ankle problems.

Dr. Swanson specializes in treating all conditions of the foot and ankle. He has particular expertise in treating foot and ankle arthritis.  Dr. Swanson has co-authored the largest clinical series of ankle fusions in the orthopaedic literature.  

Dr. Swanson is married and has three children. He is an avid runner, having completed a marathon in all 50 states, including the 2002 Boston Marathon.



B.S. – Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1996

M.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2002


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Creighton/Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002-2007

Foot & Ankle Surgery and Lower Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute-Tampa, Tampa, FL, 2007-2008

International AO Fellowship: Lugano, Switzerland, 2008


Advanced Practice Provider:
Megan Heidtbrink, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider:
Liz Hendrickson, PA-C



Advanced Practice Provider:
Anna Tallman, PA-C

Primary Clinical Assistant:
Jenn B., LPN

Our Physicians

Aaron Bott, M.D.
David Clare, M.D.
Daniel Cullan II, M.D.
Robert Dugas, M.D
James Gallentine, M.D.
Justin Harris, M.D.
Sukchan Lee, M.D.
Joseph Mulka, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniel Ripa, M.D.
Scott Swanson, M.D.
Dane Todd, M.D.
Steven Volin, M.D.
Donald Walla, M.D.