Rex Nilson, DPM


  • BS, Oregon State University
  • DMP, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Orthopedic Residency

  • Podiatry, Windom Area Hospital, Minnesota

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Board Member, International Foot and Ankle Foundation
  • President, Waldo Medical Foundation
  • Member, Washington State Podiatric Association

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Swedish Medical Center- Edmonds
  • Swedish Medical Center- Seattle

Rex Nilson, DPM

Rex Nilson, DPM

Washington State’s 2018 Podiatric Physician of the Year, Rex Z Nilson, DPM, is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon who brings compassion and understanding to his practice. He consistently embraces opportunities to attend medical seminars, workshops, and conferences to better serve and treat his patients.

His distinguished career includes serving previously as Chief of Staff at Fifth Avenue Hospital in Seattle. He was also appointed by Governor Gary Locke as a member of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Board. Today, he is Chairman of the Waldo Medical Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Foot & Ankle Foundation.

Dr Nilson grew up in Oregon and lives in the greater Seattle area with his wife, Torri, who is a journalist and a teacher. They are parents of four children and are ever-hopeful Mariners fans who love traveling, bike riding, and gardening.


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