Danny W. Nicholls, D.O.

Originally from Quincy, WA, Dr. Danny Nicholls practices general orthopedic surgery at Arlington Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Nicholls graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982. He then went on to completing his intership at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, FL in 1983, and in June of 1989 Dr. Nicholls completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Grand Prairie, TX.

Dr. Nicholls completed his residency at Dallas/ Fort Worth Medical Center while he was on active duty in the United States Air Force where he cared for pilots and their families. After being stationed and deployed throughout the world and serving as Chief of Orthopedics at multiple Air Force Medical Centers, he retired as a Colonel in 2004 joining Arlington Orthopedics in 2006.

When he’s not at work, Dr. Nicholls enjoys spending time with his twin daughter and son, going on weekly runs and playing basketball. 

Medical Licensure
  • August 1983 – Present. Florida
  • November 1986 – Present.
Education
  • July 1985 – June 1989. Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (PGY 2-5), Dallas / Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
  • July 1982 – June 1983. Flexible Internship (PGY 1), Sun Coast Hospital, Largo, FL
  • August 1978 – June 1982. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • August 1977 – June 1978. Bachelor of Arts Degree / Science Education, Summa Cum Laude, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
  • August 1971 – March 1976. Bachelor of Arts Degree / Biology, Summa Cum Laude, Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, WA
Professional Memberships
  • 1983 – Present. American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • 1989 – Present. Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
  • 1989 – Present. American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics (AOAO)
    • Fellow 2004
    • Member – Educational Committee
    • Member – Armed Forces Committee
  • 2004 – Present. Associate Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • 1994 – Present. American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Examiner – Part II Oral Board Certification
    • Senior Examiner – Part III Clinical Board Certification
  • 1998 – 2004 Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
  • 1984 – 2004 Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS)
  • 1983 – Present. Sigma Sigma Phi National Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity
  • December 2006 – Present. Texas Medical Association
  • December 2006 – Present. Tarrant County Medical Society
  • December 2006 – Present. Texas Orthopaedic Association
Educational Affiliations
  • September 2005 – Present. Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • June 2002 – September 2004. Associate Clinical Professor, Uniformed Services of Health Sciences
  • July 2002 – September 2004. Medical Director, Orthopaedic PA Residency Training Program, Keesler Medical Center – Keesler AFB, MS
  • July 1998 – June 2002. Medical Director, Orthopaedic PA Residency Training Program,
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Preceptor – Family Practice / General Surgery Residency Training Program, David Grant Medical Center – Travis AFB, CA
  • July 1998 – Present. Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Preceptor – American Osteopathic Association,Chicago, IL
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital of Arlington
    • February 2010 – Present (Active Staff)
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
    • January 2008 – Present (Active Staff)
  • Medical Center of Arlington
    • December 2006 – Present (Active Staff)
  • Arlington Memorial Hospital (Courtesy Staff)
Publications
  • Nicholls, Danny w., Dorr, Lawrence D: Revision Surgery for Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty, Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 5 Supplement: S73-S77, Oct. 1990.

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