• Anderson, OH
  • Eastgate, OH

Dr. Nicholas A. Early is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He has extensive experience in cartilage restoration surgery of the knee, complex arthroscopic surgery of the knee & shoulder, and has a strong interest in nonsurgical and orthobiologic treatments for musculoskeletal injuries/conditions. Dr. Early sees patients at our Anderson and Eastgate locations and is assisted by Matthew Staubach, PA-C.


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  • Bachelor's Degree DePauw University (Greencastle, IN)
  • Medical Degree – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency – Cleveland Clinic, Akron General
  • Fellowship – The Ohio State University, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • OH Medical License
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Biologics Associations
  • The Christ Hospital
  • Mercy Health – Anderson, Clermont, and Jewish Hospitals
  • TriHealth – Bethesda North, Good Sam (Evendale), Anderson Surgery Center
  • Wellington Speciality Surgery Center

Team Physician for:

  • Turpin High School

Former Team Physician for: FC Cincinnati, The Columbus Clippers (AAA Minor League Baseball team), Capital University, The Ohio State University, New Richmond High School, and Miami Valley Christian Academy

  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2022 - 2024
  • Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago – Served as an instructor on arthroscopic techniques
  •  Numerous peer-reviewed publications & has presented research at numerous local, regional, and national meetings
  • Spending time with his wife, children & dog
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Skiing