Scott A. Swanson, M.D.

Scott A. Swanson, M.D.
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, and he is the only surgeon in Lincoln to have completed advanced training in the S.T.A.R total ankle replacement.  In addition to his expertise as a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Swanson has a special interest in wellness and regenerative orthopaedic medicine.  He is one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in the state to offer stem cell treatments for common musculoskeletal conditions.

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.

Patient Education Materials

Follow Dr. Swanson on his blogCut and Run

Dr. Swanson is the head sponsor of Harvest Moon Hustle, a 10k race put on by Pink Gorilla Events


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

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

Creighton/Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002-2007

Florida Orthopaedic Institute-Tampa, Tampa, FL, 2007-2008

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction

International AO Fellowship, Lugano, Switzerland, 2008

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

Surgery of the Foot & Ankle

General Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Trauma

Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine

Elizabeth Hendrickson, PA-C

Megan Heidtbrink, PA-C

Jenn B., LPN