Nancy Kadel, MD
Nancy Kadel, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction and the care and treatment of dancers. She received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed her orthopaedic training in Boston at the Harvard Orthopaedic Residency. She completed an additional year-long fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Kadel is certified by the ABOS, and is a Fellow of both the AAOS and AOFAS. A former dancer, she has performed at Jacob’s Pillow, with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and in works by Mark Morris and others. Dr. Kadel was formerly an Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She was the medical director of the Healthy Dancers’ Clinic, a free injury prevention/screening clinic in San Francisco for three years. Dr. Kadel founded the Seattle Dance Medicine Free Clinic and organized a monthly Dance Medicine journal club meeting in Seattle. She is currently residing in Bend, Oregon.
Dr. Kadel served as President of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) from July 2014 through July 2016 and is currently the Immediate Past President.She is also the co-chair of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health, whose mission is to maintain the health, safety, and wellbeing of professional dancers in North America.
Dr. Kadel’s research interests include foot and ankle biomechanics, dance injuries and injury prevention. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured both nationally and internationally in her field. Dr. Kadel has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS),and is currently on both the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and Dance/USA boards. She was the Associate Editor of Medicine for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science (JDMS) from 2005-2014, and continues to be a reviewer for multiple academic journals.