Nicola S. Corbett, MD

Nicola Corbett, MD is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist, and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialist. She has a wide range of expertise in Foot and Ankle Fractures, Sprains and Disorders, specializing in Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries, Foot and Ankle Fusions, Total Ankle Replacements, and Foot Surgeries to include Bunion and Hammertoe correction and any Disorders of Foot and Ankle.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Corbett graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in 2003, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

In 2008, she completed a five-year residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she became Chief Orthopaedic Surgery Resident.

In 2009, she completed a year term as a Foot and Ankle Fellow/Instructor at Tulane Medical Center before embarking on her career as an orthopaedic surgeon in Louisiana where she has continued to practice for the last 13 years in a large medical center environment treating a wide variety of Foot and Ankle problems.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certifies Dr. Corbett. Among her many professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

She will be joining Connecticut Orthopaedics in Summer 2022.

Primary Specialty

Education and Training

  • Foot and Ankle Fellow/Instructor, Tulane University Medical Center
  • Chief Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Tulane University Medical Center
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Tulane University Medical Center
  • General Surgery Internship, Tulane University Medical Center
  • M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine
  • B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certification in Foot and Ankle

Office Locations

Full Biography

Nicola Corbett, MD is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot and Ankle Specialist, and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialist.  She has a wide range of expertise in Foot and Ankle Fractures, Sprains and Disorders, specializing in Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries, Foot and Ankle Fusions, Total Ankle Replacements, and Foot Surgeries to include Bunion and Hammertoe correction and any Disorders of Foot and Ankle.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Corbett graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in 2003, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

In 2008, she completed a five-year residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she became Chief Orthopaedic Surgery Resident.

In 2009, she completed a year term as a Foot and Ankle Fellow/Instructor at Tulane Medical Center before embarking on her career as an orthopaedic surgeon in Louisiana where she has continued to practice for the last 13 years in a large medical center environment treating a wide variety of Foot and Ankle problems.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certifies Dr. Corbett. Among her many professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.  

Dr. Corbett and her family will be relocating to Connecticut to join Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists in the Summer of 2022 where she will continue to treat athletes, non-athletes and patients of all ages with Foot and Ankle Disorders.

She enjoys SCUBA diving, golf and gardening and looks forward to accepting new patients now for her schedule starting in mid-summer 2022. 

Awards

Residency

  • 2008 Chairman’s Award, Tulane University Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2008 Aesculapius Award for greatest number of operative cases logged

Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Medical Women’s Association, Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
  • Honors in Psychiatry
  • George W. Brackenridge Endowment Fund
  • W.R. Hearst Minority Scholarship
  • Greg Treibs Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. S.E. Thompson Scholarship Fund

Undergraduate

  • Tulane University Honors Program 1995-1999
  • Mortar Board
  • Dean’s List every semester 1995-1999
  • Garvin Shands Saunders Scholarship
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
  • Tulane University Academic Scholarship (partial tuition) 1995-1999
  • Chi Omega Gold Owl Award for Scholarship 1996, 1998, 1999
  • Chi Omega Silver Owl Award for Scholarship 1997
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Charter Member, Rush Chairman, 1998-1999

Research and Publications

  • Corbett, N, Reznik, AM: “Identifying the Best Treatment for Charcot Foot and Ankle is Critical.” AAOSNOW March 2022
  • Surgical Techniques and Exposures for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus, Orthopaedic Techniques in Sports Medicine, Nicola Corbett, MD, Raoul P. Rodriguez, MD, G. James Sammarco MD. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LAOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine Volume 16, Issue 4 , Pages 207-211, October 2008.
  • Tulane University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA:Controlled Study of Trigger Point Injections, Staff sponsor Dr. Charles Billings. IRB approved, presented at LOA meeting 2008
  • University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, San Antonio, TX: (With Dr. J.K. Bini), Comparison of patient insulin requirements in first 24-48 hours post-op following CABG utilizing crystalloid cardioplegia vs. whole blood cardioplegia, 2002.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Antonio, TX: Sander, A, MD; Slabisak, VV, MD; Corbett, NS, MS4; Return to Competitive Athletics Following Scoliosis Surgery, 2002. Submitted to J. of Bone and Joint Surgery.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Antonio, TX: (With Dr. K. Wilkins and Dr. V. Slabisak) Type II Monteggia Fractures in Children. A review/tutorial. Submitted to JPOS.
  • Osteoarthritis Core Lecture Series Chapter, Hospital for Special Surgery, Joseph M. Lane, Christopher Daney, Nicola Corbett 2002.
  • Honors Thesis, Tulane University, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, New Orleans, LA: Analysis of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Mutants, 1998-1999.

Academic Presentations

  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2008.Tulane University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA:Controlled Study of Trigger Point Injections, Staff sponsor Dr. Charles Billings. IRB approved.
  • Prime of Our Lives, A Health Education Course for Women 45+, Musculoskeletal Module; In Association with Tulane University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology February 2008.
  • Non-operative Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Presented to Louisiana Health Science Center Department of Emergency Medicine, Jan 2008.
  • Non-operative Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Presented to Tulane University Hospital Department of Internal Medicine, Jan 2008.
  • Sanders, A, MD; Slabisak VV, MD; Corbett, NS, MS4: Return to Competitive AthleticsFollowing Scoliosis Surgery. Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, April2002.
  • Marquart M.E., Zheng, X.D., Loutsch J.M., Corbett N.S., Hill J.M.: Abstract: Sequences Between the 2.0kb LAT Intron Splice Sites are Not Necessary for Induced HSV-1 Reactivation. LSUMC Neuroscience Center Retreat, New Orleans, LA, February 1998.