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Jordan Shaw, MD

Jordan Shaw, MD


Specialty:Foot & Ankle
Board Eligible:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellowship:Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Orthopedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI
Residency:Orthopedic Surgery Resident, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School:Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) with honors, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Undergraduate Degree:Bachelor of Science, Chemistry. Summa Cum Laude, GPA 4.0
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Semester in Spanish Language and Latin American Culture, Universidad Latino Americana de Ciencia y Tecnologia, San Jose, Costa Rica
Special Skills:Speaks Spanish
Professional Associations:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association


If Dr. Jordan Shaw were to explain what brought him to be medicine, he might start with a Venn diagram showing the intersection of ‘passion for science,’ ‘interest in body mechanics,’ and ‘desire to help others’. In orthopedics, he discovered a career where, every day, he gets to meet new people, practice medicine, and help restore a person’s independence, mobility, and freedom. He enjoys learning about patient’s concerns and goals and then developing a treatment plan together to get them “back on their feet.”

Dr. Shaw is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle. He was drawn to foot and ankle because it’s a diverse sub-specialty that’s both challenging and rewarding. His patients experience a wide breadth of problems, and foot problems can have a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Whether it be performing athletically or being able to better enjoy daily activities, the foot and ankle specialty offers an opportunity to significantly enhance a person’s well-being and life experience.

While surgeon is in his title, many of Dr. Shaw’s treatment options are non-surgical. Dr. Shaw believes patients know themselves best and can provide helpful insight into injuries and future goals. His number one priority is to connect with a patient to assess their problem and offer an appropriate treatment solution that is both therapeutic and feasible. He notes that in foot and ankle there are a tremendous number of minimally invasive therapies and treatments that can often be used to promote healing without surgery.

Conversely, for patients with serious and advanced conditions, surgery is sometimes the ideal approach. For example, in his patients with end stage ankle arthritis who experience debilitating pain and loss of function and mobility, a total ankle replacement can be life-restoring. Dr. Shaw is trained in total ankle replacement and has seen great, long-lasting results in patients. With surgery, patients can expect a long conversation regarding the benefits and risks of the procedure, what to expect in the operating room, and during recovery, followed by plenty of time for questions to be answered.

Dr. Shaw spent several years living in Spanish-speaking countries and completed a Spanish language program abroad. He is conversant in Spanish and looks forward to welcoming Spanish-speaking patients to his practice.

When deciding where to put down roots, Dr. Shaw sought a practice with a patient-centered approach to care where patient preferences, needs and values guide clinical decisions. He found that approach at Great Basin Orthopaedics, along with a group of respected, talented surgeons who care deeply about the health of their community.

After recently relocating from the Midwest, Dr. Shaw and his wife are settling into Reno life with their three young children — twin boys and a girl. Dr. Shaw looks forward to getting to know his neighbors and exploring the great outdoors with his family.

I hurt my foot playing softball last summer. My friend referred me to Great Basin Orthopaedics. The doctors were super nice, and the employees were super nice, too. I hope to be back on the softball field this summer.
Kelly M.
Very professional! Very friendly, helpful and respectful.
Dawn S
I love how smoothly everything runs here. My doctor is amazing the nurse is great too. From checking in, to follow ups to my surgery (ACL) everything went so smoothly and even my post op care. I wish all my doctors outside ortho would go so smoothly! Great job guys!
Sharon B.
It's been a few years since I went here with a broken arm and I can't thank them enough for the excellent care I got!!! I was able to avoid surgery and avoid my arm getting to stiff since he didn't put me in a full cast. The staff was super friendly throughout the whole building from the receptionist, the nurses, the x-ray techs and the dr. Literally everyone had a smile and that's rarer these days
Carissa Byram
I'm very pleased with everything they have done for me.
Betty T.
I was never a patient, but as an intern I enjoyed my time working here. The Doctors who run the practice are top notch. Work environment is structured organized and cheerful. I was offered a position but they couldn't get it approved but they gave me the help I needed to get my degree!
Austin Noriega
the staff at Great Basin is excellent from the phone, front desk, nurses and x-ray tech. very pleasant to deal with.
Fixed my sons Right Clubfoot with very mininal treatment compared to other doctors recommendations. Minimal serial casting, No surgery, minimal bracing time. And over a year now with No treatment, and His foot looks perfect. Although I felt rushed along, and sometimes dismissed. I cant complain much, as I also felt the doctor did an excellent job, and wasnt there to screw around or put me through the ringer with extra treatments or procedures. Too many doctors out there seem to try and treat Clubfoot, and do more damage than good. Dont go anywhere else for clubfoot treatment.
Trisha R
The check-in process was efficient. All the staff members were professional and cordial.
Great service. Nice staff. Would recommend to anyone needing knee replacement.
Jil L.
Gracias por toda la ayuda durante la visita.
This place is amazing! I am telling everyone I know!
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.
It was a great visit. I felt heard and cared for, and left feeling very satisfied. I immediately texted a friend to recommend GBO.
This place has truly been a godsend since my ACL surgery. Amy knows how and when to increase my activity levels. So lucky to have her helping with my recovery.
RedandJodi Muratori
Prompt professional knowledgeable service encountered from all staff members very patient oriented practice. Very pleased with my visit.
Mary B.
Amazing office, professional, staff is happy, website is user friendly and the medical expertise is A++! Keep up the great hard work you all do in helping others.
Polly A.
I'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.
Great care from all levels!!! Excellent care from the emergency room to rehab! Follow-up care will be excellent, also!!! Excellent care, excellent recovery, makes healing much faster, perfect recipe!!!
A very efficient run medical facility. Very professional staff who greeted you with a smile and introduced themselves in all interactions with the organization. A model for other medical groups to take notice.
My son was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. The hospital said nothing was broken and sent him home telling him to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. He did not have insurance but was in process of getting some as he just moved to Nevada and no long qualified on mine. I called all the orthopedic clinics I could find they all said they would not see him. Finally one said OK in Sept. Even though I told them he could not use his arm at all and was in incredible pain. Get some insurance and call back. I offered to self pay for him still no. I finally found Great Basin. They were the kindest most helpful people I had talked to anywhere. They got him in within 4 days. The cost was exactly what they said. They then counseled him on where and how to get some insurance. When I followed up with them the next day they explained how they had applied the payment I had sent and his situation regarding insurance. I understood he was going to need insurance for any major treatment. We just needed to have his arm examined and get a professional opinion and make sure letting it go, while we got insurance, was not going to cause more damage. Great Basin is the first medical facility I've had to deal with in the last two years that has actually treated us like living beings. I am so appreciative. Thank you for helping us.
Kacee Casto
I have been a patient of both Dr. Fyda and Dr. Hayes. Both doctors were thorough and knowledgeable in all facets of my care. I felt very comfortable and confident knowing I was in well-trained hands.
Shannon S.
The x-ray tech Kathy was a pleasure. I was crying from the pain and she even took the time out to hug me.
The referral to the Physical Therapy Specialists was great! I really appreciate the efficiency of this practice in terms of taking me back at my scheduled appointment time, efficiency through x-ray, and not having to wait for the doctor. These attributes really made the experience.
If you live in the Reno area, you just can't do better than Great Basin Orthopaedic. I'm someone with knee problems going way back decades, as well as other orthopedic issues, so I think I know what I'm talking about. Don't settle, get the best, go to Great Basin, or, as they call it GBO. I promise you will be glad you did.
Wanda H.