• Highland Heights, KY
    • NKU Campus

Dr. Nicholas T. Gates is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot & ankle surgery. His practice has been dedicated to foot & ankle surgery and sports medicine since 1998. His interests include ankle arthroscopy, fractures, Achilles tendon disorders, total ankle replacement and forefoot reconstruction. He treats foot & ankle injuries in athletes and non-athletes, including occupational injuries. Dr. Gates served as the President of OrthoCincy from 2022 to 2024. Dr. Gates sees patients at our Highland Heights (NKU) location.

  • Bachelor of Science Xavier University, Biology
  • Medical Degree – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency – Mt. Carmel Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic, Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • KY Medical License
  • OH Medical License
  • President of OrthoCincy, 2022 - 2024
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • Pedorthic Footwear Association
  • Performing Arts Medical Association
  • Northern Kentucky Medical Society
  • Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati

Team Physician for:

  • Highlands High School
  • Highlands Middle School

Foot & Ankle Consultant for:

  • Northern Kentucky University (NKU)
  • Thomas More University (TMU)
  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2019 - 2024
  • Selected as a Finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier's Health Care Heroes "Innovator Award" for his development of the Internal Brace Augmentation Procedure for ankle stabilization, 2015
  • “Interdigital Corns” Foot and Ankle Clinics
  • Tension Band Arthrodesis of Small Joints in the Hand