New faculty spotlight: David Nordin, MD

October 09, 2020

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David Nordin, MD

David Nordin, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC

  • Name: David Nordin, MD
  • Hometown: South Haven, Michigan
  • Title and department at UNMC: Instructor, UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Research/professional interests:

  • Primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, including direct anterior hip arthroplasty

How I fell in love with orthopaedics: I grew up in a family of engineers and always loved putting things back together. During my college years, I spent much of my time outside the classroom in service work and eventually took a couple of years off to pursue fulltime faith-based service to the youth and the underserved and discovered that, while I still loved the sciences, I needed to put that love at the service of others.


  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2004-2008
  • Residency, orthopaedics, University of Minnesota, 2008-2013


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I studied the classics in college.
  • My first year in orthopaedic practice was running an ambulatory surgery center in Honduras.
  • My wife and I met on an outdoor cabin weekend in Duluth, Minnesota, and continue to spend whatever vacation time we get canoe camping or cross country skiing near the Canadian border.


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