Kathleen M. Grier, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon: Foot & Ankle

After completing her orthopedic residency training at the combined Creighton/ Nebraska Health Foundation Program, Dr. Grier received fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery, with emphasis on foot and ankle trauma and other complex problems involving the foot and ankle, at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Grier’s special interest is in lower extremity trauma and reconstruction. She also participates in a teaching role for the orthopedic residency program.

When not working, Dr. Grier enjoys spending time with family and friends, cross-fit, golf, and reading. She also enjoys watching Creighton athletics and provides orthopedic support and care for Creighton athletes.

“Not every foot and ankle problem requires surgery. I take pride in offering and exhausting non-operative options prior to recommending or proceeding with surgical intervention unless otherwise indicated.”


Fellowship: Foot & Ankle, Florida orthopedic Institute, Tampa, FL

Residency: Creighton University / University of Nebraska Foundation, Omaha, NE

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Undergraduate: Carroll College, Helena, MT

Professional Memberships & Certifications:

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Member


  • Achilles Tendon Injuries 
  • Ankle Instability 
  • Ankle Sprains 
  • Arthritis of the Ankle 
  • Arthritis of the Foot 
  • Bunions 
  • Claw Toe 
  • Clubfoot 
  • Diabetic Foot 
  • Flat Foot 
  • Foot & Ankle Stress Fractures 
  • Foot Tingling 
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Broken Toe or Metatarsal
  • Gout 
  • Haglund's Deformity 
  • Hammer Toe 
  • Heel Bone Fracture 
  • Heel Pain 
  • Jones Fractures 
  • Midfoot (LisFranc) Fracture 
  • Mortons Neuromas 
  • Peroneal Tendon Tears 
  • Plantar Fasciitis 
  • Sports-related Injuries 
  • Stiff Big Toe 
  • Structural Deformities 
  • Tendon Injuries 


Some foot and ankle injuries will require surgery, some will not. Whatever the case, Dr. Grier will work with you to find the best treatment for you. He offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments, including:

  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening 
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery 
  • Ankle Fusion 
  • Ankle Replacements 
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair 
  • Arthroscopy 
  • Bone Spur Removal 
  • Bunion and forefoot/lesser toe deformity surgery 
  • Bunion Surgery / Bunionectomy 
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release 
  • Joint Arthrodesis 
  • Ligament Reconstruction 
  • Midfoot Fusion 
  • Removal of Mortons Neuromas 
  • Resection of Haglund's Deformity 
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture 
  • Tendon Reconstruction and Repair 

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