Bio: Dr. Nick Monson, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified primary care sports medicine specialist within the Orthopedic Department of the University of Utah. Dr. Monson specializes in evaluation and treatment of spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and foot and ankle issues. He also has special interest in concussion management and treatment of chronic tendon issues. Dr. Monson utilizes ultrasound for diagnosis as well as for guidance of injections allowing for rapid assessment and treatment. He also specializes in performing spinal injection procedures using fluoroscopy.
Dr. Monson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University in Exercise Science and then attended medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa where he earned multiple academic awards. He completed residency at the University of Utah in Family Medicine followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine also at the University of Utah. Dr. Monson serves as a team physician for the US Ski Team, University of Utah Athletics as well as multiple local high schools and remains active in event coverage throughout the community.
Dr. Monson grew up overseas in Japan, England and Germany following his Dad who was a teacher and coach. He learned a passion for a wide spectrum of sports and human performance and remains active in athletics of all types. His special interest lies in keeping high level athletes, weekend warriors and those that sometimes enjoy watching sports at the top of their game.