Nicholas A. Viens, MD

Foot and Ankle

Dr. Viens is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. He graduated from Duke University and the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Viens completed residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery of the foot and ankle at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Viens is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society(AOFAS). He was an AOFAS Resident Scholar; an American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)Resident Leadership Forum Nominee; and a John A. Feagin, Jr., M.D., Leadership Program Medical Scholar. Dr. Viens has co-authored publications in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Arthroplasty, and Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.

Beginning June 2017-June 2020, Dr. Viens will serve as an Associate CME Editor for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. (JBJS). He will be reviewing and revising CME questions based on content published in JBJS to help maintain and improve the high-quality of JBJS’s CME activities.

Dr. Viens enjoys working with patients with general orthopaedic problems and has particular clinical interests in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine focusing on the foot and ankle. Whether treating a competitive athlete following an acute injury or an older patient with long-standing arthritis, Dr. Viens loves helping patients decide upon treatment plans that fit their individual needs and improve their quality of life, using both non- surgical and surgical options. Dr. Viens performs surgery with open and arthroscopic techniques and is proud to offer total ankle replacement as a potential treatment option to his patients.

Prior to joining EmergeOrtho, formerly Triangle Orthopaedics, Dr. Viens practiced orthopaedic surgery in Lexington, Kentucky. He returned to the Triangle with his wife, who graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and their children.

  • M.D. Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, The Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado.
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Patient Reviews

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Highly Recommend!

“Dr. Viens has always been extremely professional. He did a phenomenal job and is a good listener. He gives good, sound, realistic advice. I enjoyed working with Dr. Viens and would highly recommend him.”

Excellent and Caring Surgeon!

“Dr. Viens is not only one of the most knowledgeable and caring doctors I’ve met, he is also an EXCELLENT surgeon! On November 30th, I missed the last step on a staircase and wound up with a sprain of my tarsometatarsal joint and ligament of my foot. On December 12th, he performed surgery. I was in and out in 5 hours, EVERYTHING went well. During my post op visits – everything he told me to expect was accurate in time and healing. The stitches were very neatly done and removed. (his great assistant, Kellie, removed the stitches. They are an excellent team!) He patiently answered all of my questions, instructed me as what to do and what to expect. Each post-op visit, the result was just as he described and exactly what I expected. I give him 10 Stars, not just because he is an excellent surgeon who does great work, but BECAUSE HE ALSO CARES!!! Thank you Dr. Viens! You’re one of the BEST!!!”

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