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Elbow, Shoulder, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Replacement

Allen D. Nicholson, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in nonsurgical and surgical care for the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Nicholson joined Professional Orthopaedic Associates in 2021. 

After earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Dr. Nicholson obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Following his graduate degree, he continued his education through an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Yale New Haven Hospital. He dedicated an additional year to extensive training with a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Nicholson is an expert in the most modern and minimally invasive techniques for shoulder and elbow repair. With the patient’s long-term quality of life in mind, he makes it his mission to tailor each treatment to the unique needs of each individual. 

Dr. Nicholson is available to see patients at our Tinton Falls, Freehold, and Toms River offices.


  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 

Medical School

  • Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Professional Memberships 

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 
“Informative & helpful. Dr. Nicholson and I discussed the options to reach the best outcomes for my problem.”
– Bernadette S.
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Thank you for choosing Professional Orthopaedic Associates, where we are dedicated to providing each patient with exceptional orthopaedic care. At every visit, you will be given the needed time for a complete evaluation and discussion of your condition.

As a courtesy to our patients, our highly trained specialists will verify insurance benefits before treatment. On your first visit, if requested, our staff will review those benefits with you so that any financial obligations will be known. Currently, we participate with Medicare. We accept most other insurances on an out-of-network basis. We also accept cash, personal check, and credit card.

To discuss your specific health insurance coverage, you may call our office at (732) 530-4949 and ask for your doctors’ billing and insurance specialist. We will be happy to contact your health insurance company on your behalf.