Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM – Minnesota

Dr. Nicole Bauerly is Chief of the Podiatric Surgery Department and Medical Director for 13 clinics including Surgery, Orthopedics, and Limb Preservations, as well as the Minors Operating Room, at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Podiatric Surgical Residency at HCMC. Dr. Bauerly is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

Dr. Bauerly is active with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). She serves on the Computer-Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Foot Examination Committee (2015-present) formulating questions for the board exam. She has served on the Communications Committee and helped the Credentials Committee review cases for board certification.

In addition, she has served on the Communications and Young Member Retention committees of ACFAS and as an exam item writer with NBPME. Locally, Dr. Bauerly is currently serving on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Licensing Board (2012-present). She has also served on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2012).

Dr. Bauerly became Board Certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery in 2012 after completing a three-year surgical residency in 2007 at HCMC. She is a graduate of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and has a BA in Natural Sciences from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.


The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery is the premier surgical certification board and I am honored to be nominated for a position on its Board of Directors. My experience over the last decade, serving on committees of several organizations (NBPME, ACFAS, and ABFAS) has given me insight to our profession on a national level that will allow me to contribute as an ABFAS board member. I have gained a greater understanding of our profession, our educational standards, as well as areas where we need to continue to advance in order to elevate our profession for our patients. It has been a privilege to collaborate with many ABFAS members around the country and I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue my service as a member of the ABFAS Board.