Nicole Burns, DO

Nicole Burns, DO, Fellow

The body has an amazing inherent capacity to heal itself. Prior to my career in medicine, I was a biomedical engineer working to recreate the intricate physiologic atmosphere for medical devices such as artificial lungs and cardiac catheters. It was in this work that I truly recognized the fine balance that goes into our life. Often injury or overuse will lead to a physiologic dysfunction, which may cause discomfort or pain. I have specialized in treating many different types of musculoskeletal conditions. At Desert Spine and Sports Physicians, I enjoy creating comprehensive treatment programs for each patient’s unique situation while using a multidisciplinary approach. I firmly believe in using the body’s inherent healing capacity to guide your recovery My goal is always to get you back to doing the activities that you love to do, and in my care you can expect that I will treat you as I would treat my own family member.


D.O., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania


Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, OSU Wexner Medical Center

Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine, OSU Wexner Medical Center


Spine & Sports Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians

Board Certifications:

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (anticipated in 2016)


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ohio Osteopathic Association