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Tonya L. Dixon, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Orthopaedic Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (Foot and Ankle Surgery)
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: Meharry Medical College
  • Master's Degree: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (Public Health Epidemiology)
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Oregon (General Science)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic Surgery

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Ankle Fracture

Ankle Sprain

Anterolateral Ligament Injury


Athletic Injuries

Avascular Necrosis (Aseptic necrosis)

Foot Deformities

Foot Fracture

Foot Injuries

Ganglion Cyst

Hallux Valgus

Intra-Articular Fractures

Leg Fracture

Malunion Fractures

Nonunion Fractures

Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Stress Fractures

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome



Tendon Injuries


Peer Reviewed Publications

Nsekpong, Tyler B; Ode, Gabriella; Purcell, Kevin; Randhawa, Ruhi; Dixon, Tonya; Stewart, Gary; Mkorombindo, Tino; Pinto, Matthew; Mesfin, Addisu; Kemp, Alysia; Bhanat, Eldrin; Thimothee, Josny; Williams, Brendan A; Bolarinwa, Surajudeen; Brooks, Jaysson T 2022. A track record of diversity: Medical schools ranked by successful black applicants to orthopaedic residencies. Journal of the National Medical Association, 114 2, 156-166

Smith, Richard M; Dixon, Tonya L; Shah, Nihar 2022. State-Wide COVID-19 Lockdowns Did Not Adversely Affect the Management of Acute Ankle Fractures. Foot & ankle orthopaedics, 7 1, 2473011421S00455

Hoge, Connor G; Matar, Robert N; Cotton, Colin D F; Rubeiz, Michael G; Dixon, Tonya L; Laughlin, Richard T 2020. Effect of Opioid Limiting Legislation on Postoperative Opioid Utilization in Patients Treated for Ankle Fractures. Foot & ankle orthopaedics, 5 4, 2473011420939501

Summers, Melissa A; Matar, Robert N; Denning, Jaime Rice; Dixon, Tonya L; Ramalingam, Wendy G; Asghar, Ferhan A; Grawe, Brian M 2020. Closing the Gender Gap: Barriers to Success for Recruitment and Retention of the Female Orthopaedic Surgery Applicant. JBJS reviews, 8 5, e0211

Glogovac, Georgina; Fitts, Jamal; Henning, Jordan; Dixon, Tonya L; Laughlin, Richard T 2019. Patterns in Opioid Prescription for Patients Operatively Treated for Ankle Fractures Following Implementation of 2017 Ohio Opioid Prescriber Law. Foot & ankle orthopaedics, 4 4, 2473011419891078

Chien, Bonnie Y; Dixon, Tonya; Guss, Daniel; DiGiovanni, Christopher 2018. Venous Thromboembolism Disease Prophylaxis in Foot and Ankle Surgery. The Orthopedic clinics of North America, 49 2, 265-276

Res, Lodewijk C S; Dixon, Tonya; Lubberts, Bart; Vicentini, Joao R T; van Dijk, Pim A; Hosseini, Ali; Guss, Daniel; DiGiovanni, Christopher W 2018. Peroneal Tendon Tears: We Should Consider Looking at the Muscle Instead. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 26 22, 809-815

Dixon, Tonya L; Kransdorf, Mark J; Krishna, Murli; O'Connor, Mary I 2009. Thigh pain in a 73-year-old man. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 467 11, 3040-5

Gazmararian, Julie A; Buehler, James W; Stephens, David S; Dixon, Tonya; Elon, Lisa; Schild, Laura; Orenstein, Walter; Koplan, Jeffrey . Impact of bioterrorism preparedness on the public health response to the 2003-2004 influenza vaccine crisis. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 120 6, 589

Gazmararian, Julie A; Orenstein, Walter A; Wortley, Pascale; Buehler, James A; Elon, Lisa; Koplan, Jeffrey P; Schild, Laura; Dixon, Tonya; Weiss, Paul; Stephens, David S . Preventing influenza: vaccine systems and practices in the Southeast. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 121 6, 684-94