Kyle Ryan Nelman, M.D.

Kyle Ryan Nelman, M.D

Kyle R. Nelman, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Dr. Nelman specializes in sports medicine, shoulder surgery, arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, and total joint replacement surgery. He and his caring staff provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art orthopedic care and are dedicated to relieving pain, restoring function, and providing an excellent patient experience.


  • 1996-2000 Bachelor of Science, Otterbein College, Life Science
  • 2001-2005 Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Post Graduate Education and Training

  • 2005-2006, Internship: Summa Health Systems, Akron OH
  • 2006-2010, Orthopaedic Residency: Summa Health Systems, Akron OH
  • 2010-2011, Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Sports Clinic, Laguna Hills, Ca

Work Experiences

  • 2011-active Kent State University Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • 2011-active Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center: Physician
  • 2002-2003 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine: Biochemistry Group Leader
  • 2000-2001 Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Akron: Child Psychiatric Tech.
  • 2000 (summer) Lexi-Comp Medical Book Publisher: Publication Research
  • 1999-2000 Otterbein College: Human Genetics Professors Assistant


  • State Medical Board of Ohio, active
  • State Medical Board of California
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, active

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2005, active
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2010, active
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America 2011, active

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Best PGY3 Orthopaedic Teaching Resident, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • 2015-16 Summa Orthopaedic Residency Educator of the Year

Team Coverage Experience

  • Kent State University, Team Physician 2011-current
  • University of Akron Football Resident Assistant 2007-2010
  • University of California at Irvine, Assistant Team Physician 2010-2011
  • Laguna Hills High School, Laguna Hills CA, Team Physician 2010-2011
  • Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana CA, Team Physicals 2011
  • Revere High School, Akron OH, Assistant Team Physician 2011


  • Nelman K, Weiner DS, Morscher M, Jones KC, Multiplanar Supramalleolar Osteotomy in the Management of Complex Rigid Foot Deformities in Children, J Child Orthop. 2009 Feb;3(1):39-46
  • Marrero L, Nelman K, Nottage WM, The Long Term Outcomes of All Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Tear Repair: 12.5 Years Mean Follow-up, Arthroscopy 2011 Jul;27(7):885-888


  • Multiplanar Supramalleolar Osteotomy in the Management of Complex Rigid Foot Deformities in Children
    • 2006 Akron Orthopaedic Research Day, Akron, Ohio
    • 2006 Mid-America Orthopaedics Society, Boca Raton, Florida
    • 2007 The Academy of Pediatrics Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty in Young Individuals
    • 2010 Orthopaedic Surgery Controversies: Shoulder and Hip Arthroscopy, Napa, California
  • Evaluation and Management of the Painful Prosthesis
    • 2010 Orthopaedic Surgery Controversies: Shoulder and Hip Arthroscopy, Napa, California
  • Biceps Outlet Injuries: Establishing the Normal "Sagittal Rotator Interval Angle"
    • 2011 Western Orthopaedic Association 75th Annual Meeting: Honolulu, Hawaii

Volunteer History

2001-2005 University of Cincinnati:

  • Surgery Club
  • Pediatric Club
  • Medical Christian Association

2000-2001 Cuyahoga Falls High School:  Assistant Junior Varsity Basketball Coach

2000-2001 Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church: Youth Counselor

1996-2000 Otterbein College:

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-medical Honorary: Treasurer
  • Ohio High School Proficiency Tutor
  • Varsity Letter Winner Otterbein Basketball Team (1996-7)
  • Member Otterbein Track Team (1999)