Rex Z. Nilson, DPM

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatry

Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


Rex Z. Nilson, DPM, has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery in the Seattle area since 1984. He believes in being a lifelong learner so he consistently embraces opportunities to attend medical seminars, workshops, and conferences. He brings compassion and understanding to the practice of medicine, and is a proponent of prevention as well as providing comfort. It is important to him that patients have an understanding of their condition so that they can work together to improve their situation.

His distinguished career includes serving as Chief of Staff at Fifth Avenue Hospital in Seattle, and working for six years as a member of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Board, appointed by Governor Gary Locke. Today, he is the Chairman of the Waldo Medical Foundation, a position he has held for 20 years. He is also a 33-year board member and Treasurer of the International Foot & Ankle Foundation and was named podiatric physician of the year in 2018 by the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Nilson lives in the greater Seattle area with his wife, Torri, who is a journalist and a teacher. Their family includes four wonderful children.

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Specializing in:

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry


Care Center

7320 216th Street SW Suite 320B
Edmonds, WA 98026

(425) 670-8905



Program: BS
Institution: Oregon State University

Program: DPM
Institution: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Program: Residency in Podiatry
Institution: Windom Area Hospital

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Podiatric Surgery


Fellow-American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Podiatric Medical Association

International Foot and Ankle Foundation

President, Waldo Medical Foundation

Washington State Podiatric Medical Association

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