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Dr. David Nelles | Muir Orthopaedic Specialists Dr. Nelles earned his medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Wright State University. He went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. During this time he participated in a mission trip to India to do spine surgery on children with severe spinal deformities, which shaped his approach to patients. It was a humbling and life-changing experience, and one that taught him to find common ground with people across age ranges and cultures. Overall, Dr. Nelles enjoys the challenge of sorting through a variety of aches, pains and nagging injuries to discover their cause, and eventually come to a solution that can help a patient feel better and live life to the greatest degree possible.
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