Rex Z. Nilson, DPM For an appointment call: 425.775.6996


  • Podiatry

Care Center:

Ankle & Foot of Edmonds

Clinic Locations:

  • Edmonds


Rex Z. Nilson, DPM, has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery in Seattle since 1984. He believes in being a lifelong learner so he consistently embraces opportunities to attend medical seminars, workshops, and conferences. He brings compassion and understanding to the practice of medicine, and is a proponent of prevention as well as providing comfort. It is important to him that patients have an understanding of their condition so that they can work together to improve their situation.

His distinguished career includes serving as Chief of Staff at Fifth Avenue Hospital in Seattle, and working for six years as a member of the Washington State Podiatric Medical Board, appointed by Governor Gary Locke. Today, he is the Chairman of the Waldo Medical Foundation, a position he has held for 20 years. He is also a 33-year board member and Treasurer of the International Foot & Ankle Foundation.

Dr. Nilson lives in the greater Seattle area with his wife, Torri, who is a journalist and a teacher. Their family includes four wonderful children.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, Oregon State University
DPM, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Podiatry, Windom Area Hospital, Minnesota

Board certification
American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
Treasurer, International Foot and Ankle Foundation
President, Waldo Medical Foundation
Member, Washington State Podiatric Medical Association
Chief of Staff (former), Fifth Avenue Hospital