The Shoulder & Orthopedic Institute | Oklahoma City

Meet Our Team

Dr. Nelson’s passion for providing the best care while utilizing the latest techniques and medical advances led him to founding the Shoulder and Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Nelson is a fellowship-trained shoulder specialist, who also practices general orthopedics. Dr. Nelson can perform complex procedures including total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements and rotator cuff and labral repairs. He is one of the only surgeons in Oklahoma to have received fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery from the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Association.  A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Nelson provides complete care for sports injuries, workplace accidents and degenerative arthritis. At the Shoulder and Orthopedic Institute we strive to improve our patients’ quality of life by making them healthier so they can lead happier, pain free lives. From your first appointment to post-operative check-ups and physical therapy, we focus on  getting you back to the things you love as soon as possible.

Ryan L. Nelson D.O.


Medical School:
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

Oklahoma State Univeristy, Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, Oklahoma City – Orthopedic Surgery

St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City

American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship, St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, Columbus, GA

Board Certifications:
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Madison Williams PA-C


Physician Assistant Program:
Masters of Health Science, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Bachelor of Science, Allied Health, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Board Certification:
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants