Dr. Ahmed is a valuable addition to Nilssen Orthopedics because she brings with her expertise in the treatment of disorders related to the ankle and foot. She performs open as well as arthroscopic surgery.
CONDITIONS AND PROCEDURES
DR. ERIK NILSSEN
As founder and guiding force behind the Nilssen Ankle and Foot Center, in Pensacola Florida, Dr. Nilssen devotes his passion for service to building the most premier center in the world. In addition to his practice, he also devotes time to mentoring both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle Fellows through the AREI Dual Fellowship Program.
DR. SONYA AHMED
Sonya Ahmed, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon with expertise in treating disorders of the foot and ankle. Her surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of all foot and ankle disorders, including athletic and reconstructive procedures as well as cartilage transplant procedures.
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