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Meet Dr. Nic Gay

Dr. Nic Gay

Dr. Nic Gay

Orthopaedic Surgeon/Lower Extremity Reconstruction/Sports Medicine/Co-Founder SVO

Dr. Nic is an orthopedic surgeon focusing primarily on hip, knee and ankle reconstruction and surgical conditions of the leg. He treats all musculoskeletal conditions in both adults and children. He focuses on least invasive methods wherever possible. Dr. Nic takes a comprehensive approach to care by customizing a treatment plan that fits each patient’s lifestyle, work requirements and family situation.

Our treatment options include in-house xrays, open MRI, corticosteroid injections, orthobiologic injections, ultrasound guidance, topical anti-inflammatories, oral pain medications, bracing, surgery center, physical therapy, and home-based exercise therapy among other state-of-the-art treatment options. We also offer elective limb lengthening as well as bone density evaluations and treatment options.

Dr. Nic was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated with honors from the University of North Texas. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for his MD and went on to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in lower extremity reconstruction under Roger Mann MD. Dr. Nic serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Exercise, Sports & Orthopaedics. When Dr. Nic is not seeing patients, he spends time with his wife Alana and son Ty.


For patients with osteoarthritis (“wear and tear”) Dr. Nic strives to exhaust conservative measures on all patients including RICE, therapeutic exercise and anti-inflammatories. The patient is in control of which of these they choose to utilize. The goal is to delay the joint replacement until the right time for the patient. Dr. Nic has trained extensively and regularly performs joint replacement of the hip, knee and ankle. He does perform revisions of joint replacements in selected cases.


Many conditions may result from those active in sports and other leisure activities. When pain begins after an injury, Dr. Nic is well-trained in diagnosing and creating a comprehensive treatment plan for sports injuries. He has served as a physician for athletes at numerous colleges and high schools. Many of these same conditions affect us all including the weekend warrior. Dr. Nic is happy to evaluate and come up with a treatment plan that fits your life and preferences.


Dr. Nic has trained extensively in the care of fractures, trauma, injuries, deformities and reconstruction. After a fracture a surgery is often indicated to restore the bone to its original state. Dr. Nic will recommend no surgery wherever possible if the patient will have a good outcome. In those fractures that require surgery, Dr. Nic regularly fixes these at both the surgery center. Dr. Nic discusses the xrays with the patient and will extensively discuss the risks and benefits prior to surgery.

Dr. Nic treats physically active people of all ages, with special emphasis on degenerative conditions and acute injuries. Dr. Nic and his staff work together with regional therapists, other orthopedic surgeons and pain specialists to provide a continuum of care. His entire team is fully committed to the success and happiness of each patient. We do adhere to a strict opioid prescribing policy. Our practice manager Tracy Kalning is the leader of the crew.


  • Undergraduate
    University of North Texas
  • Medical Degree
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania — Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Dr. Roger Mann — Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Selected Publications

  • Gay AN, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Yu L, Gobin A, Olutoye OO, Smith CW. Healing Characteristics of Mice Devoid of All Isoforms of ICAM-1. Journal of Surgical Research. 2011, 171(1):E1-7.
  • Donegan DJ, Gay AN, Baldwin K, Morales EE, Esterhai JL, Mehta S. Increasing ASA Risk Predicts Medical Complications in Elderly Hip Fracture Surgery. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2010;92:807-813.
  • Naik-Mathuria BJ, Pilling D, Crawford JR, Gay AN, Smith CW, Gomer RH, Olutoye OO. Serum amyloid P inhibits dermal wound healing. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2008; 16:266-273.
  • Gay AN, Rutgers L, Chang S, Byeseda S, Yu L, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Russell H, Olutoye OO. Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (GCSF) Alters the Phenotype of Neuroblastoma Cells: Implications for disease free survival of high-risk patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2008; 43:837-842.
  • McCord SS, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Murphy KM, McLane KM, Gay AN, Basu CB, Downey CR, Hollier LH, Olutoye OO. Negative pressure therapy is effective to manage a variety of wounds in infants and children. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2007; 15:296-301.
  • McCord SS, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Murphy KM, McLane KM, Gay AN, Basu CB, Downey CR, Hollier LH, Olutoye OO. Negative pressure therapy is effective to manage a variety of wounds in infants and children. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2007; 15:296-301.
  • Naik-Mathuria BJ, Gay AN, Yu L, Hsu J, Smith CW, Olutoye OO. Fetal wound healing using a genetically modified murine model: the contribution of P-selectin. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2008; 43:675-682.
  • Gay AN, Lazar DA, Stoll B, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Mushin OP, Rodriguez MA, Burrin D, Olutoye OO. Near-infrared spectroscopy measurement of abdominal tissue oxygenation is a useful indicator of intestinal blood flow and necrotizing enterocolitis in premature piglets. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2011; 46(6):1034-40.

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00AM – 5PM

Fremont Office

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (650) 379-4616

FAX: (510) 739-6522


Foster City Office

1241 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 205
Foster City, CA 94404

Phone: (650) 509-5909

FAX: (510) 739-6522


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