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Aaron J. Dickens, MD

Aaron J. Dickens, MD


Specialty:Orthopaedic Trauma
Board Certified:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellowship:University of California San Diego
Residency:University of New Mexico
Medical School:University of Nevada School of Medicine – MD
Undergraduate Degree:Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – BS in Radiation Health Physics
Professional Associations:Orthopaedic Trauma Association
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Washoe County Medical Society


Dr. Aaron Dickens is a Reno native and McQueen High School graduate. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University where he was a scholarship soccer athlete then returned to his hometown to attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Dickens completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of New Mexico and received additional training in orthopaedic traumatology at the University of California San Diego.

Dr. Dickens has definitely found his niche as an orthopaedic trauma specialist. He feels fortunate to have the ability and the opportunity to care for and enhance the function and rehabilitation of patients with debilitating orthopaedic injuries, such as complex fractures. Dr. Dickens takes pride in his meticulous approach to fracture care and strives to provide the best possible outcome for every patient.

Because of their deep roots in the community, Dr. Dickens and his wife (also a physician and Reno native) always planned to return to their hometown to practice medicine and raise their family. With Great Basin Orthopaedics, Dr. Dickens has found a group of like-minded physicians who are committed to serving their community in meaningful ways while providing high-quality orthopaedic care through a patient-first approach. His extensive training and dedication to his patients position him as one of the best orthopaedic trauma surgeons in the region.

When not caring for patients, this family man enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and extended family while taking advantage of the limitless outdoor recreational opportunities the Reno/Tahoe area has to offer. He enjoys reconnecting with old friends on the soccer field and finds woodworking to be a creative outlet requiring adept skill, a steady hand and precise execution – much like surgery. He continues to pursue this interest in the workshop that he built with his father-in-law.

Dr. Dickens was filling in for Dr. Hayes. I was so impressed with his patient/doctor relationship. Made us feel so comfortable. My husband has early Alzheimer's and the doctor was so patient with us. He addressed all our concerns and needs. I have had a problem with my husband wearing a boot for a fracture to heal. Dr. Dickens was able to find a shoe that is usually for diabetics that is more comfortable, gives him support and finally is willing to wear. Thank you so much for the excellent care.
I very much appreciated consulting with Dr. Dickens about my treatment plan. He was happy that I wanted to go the PT route first. This kind of patient consolation is not always the norm.
Very nice facility! Dr. Aaron is great! Staff was very friendly too! Very impressed all together.
Ryan Luck
Aaron Dickens, MD was my surgeon for my ankle surgery. I had to get some plates and screws put in to ensure that my bones would heal in the right position. He did a fantastic job, not only on the surgery itself but in explaining all my options and the risks and how surgery would go. He was very kind to me and my family and answered every question that I had. After I was able to walk, he recommended physical therapy and with a couple months of that I am walking fine now and getting used to running again. 10/10 would recommend. Thanks Dr. Dickens!
Destiny H.
Aaron Dickens, MD was my doctor who did my surgery and he did a great job. He was very knowledgeable and very easy to talk too. If I had questions he answered them. Also, he gave very good advice for after care for the surgery.
Perfecto M.
Excellent doctors and caring staff. Very thorough and staff will call back to check-up on patient. Dr. Dickens did surgery on my husband's collar bone after he shattered it in three places. He got him into surgery right away. It has been one year since the surgery and my husband is very pleased and back to playing golf.
Leanh E.
Dr. Dickens is the BEST orthopedic, he performed knee surgery on my grandmother and took out all the hardware from her previous hip surgeries shes had in the past. She is good as new, almost, but she feels better than ever. His assistant or nurse I think Sandy is just as great as he is. The nicest people, I don't know what else to say besides thank you to them for helping my family and especially my grandmother.
Monica G