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Nigel J Price, MD, FAAOS, FAAP

Clinical Professor and Division Chief
Shriners Professor

Division: Pediatric Orthopaedics
Clinic Appointments: (352) 273-7001 Academic Office: (352) 273-7362 eAppointment
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About Nigel Price

Hi my name is Dr. Nigel J. Price, MD, FAAP, FAAOS, FRCSC. I work as a clinical professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, and I serves as the division chief of pediatric orthopaedics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

As a child I was fascinated by all things in the natural world and had a lot of exposure to books and experiences growing up. My mom was a nurse and would talk about her experiences in the hospital. I pursued Biology as a major and this was a natural segway to healthcare since I liked the challenges and potential that medicine offered. I pursued pediatric orthopedics because I was inspired by me pediatric orthopedic mentors and teachers in medical school. I liked the diversity of problems and interactions with families.

I achieved my medical degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. There, I also completed my residency and fellowship in orthopaedics, whereby I served as the chief resident. After my time at Queen’s University, I pursued two additional fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, one at Adelaide and Women and Children’s Hospital in Australia, and another at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

I am board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. I am also a part of various committees and memberships, such as the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and am an active fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Scoliosis Research Society. I have contributed to a multitude of research publications, posters and educational activities. As a spine surgeon, my special interests include scoliosis, spina bifida and other spine deformities.

Within my industry I hope to improve access to good pediatric orthopedic care in Florida. I want to expand the educational opportunities for all adult learners in our region. I also want to develop complex care programs and multidisciplinary clinics involving pediatric orthopedics. We have a very important Alliance with the Shriners and I want to further develop a research program, a fellowship and visiting professorship.

My personal goal is to develop a top notch pediatric orthopedic program that becomes a regional draw for patients seeking specialized care. I want to develop my leadership skills to further advance the careers of my division members. I have been a pediatric orthopedic surgeon for almost 30 years and I still enjoy learning new techniques and improving care for children. I use a lot of humor in my practice, and am happiest when the patient leaves the visit happy and laughing at our interactions.

In my spare time I love hiking in nature with birdwatching, travelling the world and cycling around Gainesville.

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Comments (11 received)

January 18, 2024
Derek (PA) was amazing with my daughter. He has excellent bedside manner and a natural gift to make the child feel safe. That's not teachable. Thank you so much

December 29, 2023
I really liked Dr. Price.

December 23, 2023
Loved everything

December 2, 2023
Could not be better!

November 19, 2023
Dr. Price is amazing with children. So thankful to have found him. He goes above and beyond, listens to our daughter, makes her laugh and feel safe, reassures us, and takes her whole medical situation into consideration. Can ask for more in a doctor- especially a pediatric provider.

November 18, 2023
Very thorough, explained her problem, progress and treatment.

November 9, 2023
It started as a very stressful situation that became million times easier and more manageable for myself and my son after their care.

November 3, 2023
Both the NP we saw and Dr. Price were awesome. They gave me the impression that they knew exactly what we were looking at and had seen and treated it a ton. I'm nervous when it comes to my kids and I ask lots of questions. They were extremely patient and reassuring and I loved that they took the time to address my 19 month old.

June 4, 2023
Everyone on staff was very cordial and professional. My son's doctor was very thorough and answered our questions in regards to our son.

June 1, 2023
The chief resident we saw was very knowledgeable & had experience with the types of injuries & sports my son plays. It was wonderful for my son to see someone who could relate to him & share experiences. Very good experience!

May 12, 2023
I absolutely will recommend this clinc!

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Profile


  • Orthopaedic Surgery



  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Spine Surgery


Areas of Interest

  • Apifix
  • Custom 3D Scoliosis Bracing
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Boston 3D Bracing
  • Rigo Cheneau 3D Bracing
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT)
  • Bone Fracture Repair
  • Clubfoot
  • Development dysplasia of the hip
  • Elbow Pain
  • Nursemaid's Elbow
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sports Injuries in Young Children
  • Tendon Repair


  • Zhenkai, Wu, Richard M. Schwend, John T. Anderson, Joanne Abby M. Marasigan, Nigel J. Price 
  • Iliac screw instrumentation to the pelvis in children with neuromuscular and syndromic scoliosis. 
  • No lateral connectors and respect sagittal balance.  Spine Deformity Jan 3, 2021, 287-6
  • Troy M J, Mill P E, Price N J, Talwalkar V, Zaina Z, Donzelli S, Negrini S, Hresko M T. The “Risser+” grade: a new grading system to classify skeletal maturity in idiopathic scoliosis Eur Spine J. 2019 Mar; 28:559-566 PMID 30446865
  • Negrini S, Price, Zaina Sandwich Secondary School, Windsor, Ontario
  • F. 2016 SOSORT guidelines: orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment of idiopathic scoliosis during growth Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 2018 13:3
  • Galvis S, Burton D, Barnds B, Anderson J, Schwend R, Price N, Wilson S, Friis E. The effect of scoliotic deformity on spine kinematics in adolescents Scoliosis and Spinal Disorder 2016 11:42
  • Negrini Stefano, Hresko Timothy M, O’Brien Joseph P, Price Nigel. Recommendations for research studies on treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: Consensus 2014 between SOSORT and SRS non-operative management committee, Scoliosis 12/2015; 10(1):8.
  • Negrini S, Hresko M, O’Brien J, Price, N. Non-operative Committee. Recommendations for research studies on treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: Consensus 2014 between SOSORT and SRS non-operative management committee. Scoliosis 10(1):8. Nov 2015
  • Zaina F, De Mauroy J C, Grivas T, Hresko M T, Kolwizki T, Maruyama T, Price N, Rigo M, Stikeleather L, Wynne J, Negrini S. Bracing for scoliosis in 2014 State of the Art European J of Physical and Rehab Med 02/2014;50(1) 93-110
  • Connelly M, Fulmer r, Prohaska J, Anson L, Dryer L, Thomas V, Ariagno J, Price N, Schwend R Predictors of Postoperative Pain trajectories in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine 10/2013; 39 (3)
  • Grivas t, Hresko M, Labelle H, Price N, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T. The Pendulum swings back to scoliosis screening: Screening policies for early detection and treatment of idiopathic scoliosis-current concepts and recommendations Scoliosis 10/2013; 8(1): 16
  • Price N, Boin M Simulation in Orthopaedics.  Missouri Medicine, March/April 2013, 110:2 pg. 88 – 89.
  • Hyman JE, Gaffney JT, Epps HR, Matsumoto H.  Impact of Fractures on School Attendance, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 31(2) 113-116, March 2011 (*Price NJ, member of the Trauma and Prevention Committee of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America)
  • Koreckij J, Price N, Schwend, RM.  Vectored cranial-cervical traction limits facial contact pressure from prone positioning during posterior spinal deformity surgery.  Spine, 2011 Feb 7.
  • Ramirez, N, Flynn JM, Emans JB, Betz R, Smith JT, Price N, St. Hilaire, T, Joshi A, Campbell, RM: Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib as Treatment of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in Spondylocostal Dysplasia, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 30(6): 521-530, September 2010
  • Price, NJ, Cundy, P: Synovial Hemangioma of the Knee.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, Vol. 17: 74-77, 1997.
  • Cooke TDV, Price, NJ, Fisher, Hedden D.: The Inwardly Pointing Knee, Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research, 260:56-6, 1990


  • Price, NJ: Principles of Treatment of Spine Stability in Children with Spinal Cord Injury; Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult, Clinics in Developmental Medicine, 2014 
  • John Kuluz, MD, Glendaliz Bosques, MD, John Ragheb, MD, David Pruitt, MD, Laure Rutter, RN, BSN, Manuel Gonzalez-Brito, DO, Nigel Price, MD; Critical Care Issues in Children with Acute Spinal Cord Injury, Chapter 30, pg. 433-446, 2014 
  • Price, NJ: Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma.  In Pediatric Surgery, edited by Keith Ashcraft, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2000.


  • Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedics
    1993-1994 - The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedics
    1992-1993 - Adelaide Women and Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedics
    1991-1992 - Queen's University
  • Residency, Orthopaedics
    1986-1990 - Queen's University
  • Medical Degree
    1982-1986 - Queen's University

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