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Scott Whitlow, MD

  • Specialities

    Foot & Ankle

  • Fellowship

    Foot & Ankle Surgery - Steadman Clinic

  • Residency

    University of California, Davis Medical Center

  • Medical School

    Boston University School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Joining Reno Orthopedic Center in 2015, Dr. Whitlow received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at UC Davis with an emphasis on sports, trauma, and foot and ankle surgery. His subspecialty training in foot and ankle surgery included a one-year fellowship with Dr. Thomas Clanton, M.D. at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Whitlow is a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS).

A team physician with the US Ski Team, Dr. Whitlow's lifelong emphasis on cultivating positive, interactive relationships has embodied and enlivened his medical career. He works proactively with all of his patients to determine and achieve their best possible outcome. In that spirit, Dr. Whitlow has served on many orthopedic, medical, and community care teams, making a contribution to local and international communities.

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  • Journal & Educational Publications

    Whitlow S, Williams B, Turnbull T, Saroki A, LaPrade R, Clanton TO. The ankle syndesmosis: a biomechanical analysis of the individual ligament contributions to rotational syndesmotic stability. SUBMITTED FOR FUTURE PUBLICATION.

  • Clanton TO, Whitlow S, Williams B, Turnbull T, Saroki A, LaPrade R. Repair of the syndesmosis: a biomechanical analysis of three current techniques. SUBMITTED FOR FUTURE PUBLICATION.

  • Clanton TO, Johnson N, Waldrop N, Whitlow S. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Sports Medicine 5; Athletic Foot and Ankle Injuries. ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; scheduled for October 2015 issue.

  • Whitlow S, Clanton TO. Ankle arthritis in association with partial foot amputation – an update. 2015 internet publication, STARTM Case Studies: STAR™ Ankle

  • Giza E, Whitlow S, Williams B, Acevedo J, Mangone P, Haytmanek C, Curry E, Turnbull T, LaPrade R, Wijdicks C, Clanton TO. Biomechanical analysis of suture anchor augmented arthroscopic Brostrom repair. Foot Ankle Int. 2015;36(7):836-841

  • Antkowiak T, Ferkel R, Sullivan M, Kreulen C, Giza E, Whitlow S. Rehabilitation after Cartilage Reconstruction. Van Dijk CN, Kennedy J, eds. Osteochondral Defects of the Talus: Diagnosis, Planning, Treatment, and Rehabilitation. New York: Springer Heidelberg; 2014.

  • Carpenter AC, Yang-Iott KS, Chao LH, Nuskey B, Whitlow S, Alt FW, Bassing CH. Assembled DJb complexes influence TCRb chain selection and peripheral Vb repertoire. J Immunol. 2009;182(9):5586-95

  • Bassing CH, Whitlow S, Mostoslovasky R, Yang K, Ranganath S, Alt FW. Vb cluster sequences reduce the frequency of primary Vb2 and Vb14 rearrangements. Eur. J. Immunol. 2008;38(9):2564-2572.

  • Rooney S, Sekiguchi J, Whitlow S, Eckersdoff M, Manis JP, Lee C, Ferguson D, Alt FW. Artemis and p53 cooperate to suppress oncogenic N-myc amplification in progenitor B cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2004;101(8):2410-2415.

  • Dudley DD, Sekiguchi J, Zhu C, Sadofsky MJ, Whitlow S, DeVido J, Monroe RJ, Bassing CH, Alt FW. Impaired V(D)J recombination and lymphocyte development in core RAG-1 expressing mice. J. Exp. Med. 2003;198(9):1439-1450.

  • Rooney S, Alt FW, Lombard D, Whitlow S, Eckersdoff M, Fleming J, Fugmann S, Ferguson D, Schatz D, Sekiguchi J. Defective DNA repair and increased genomic instability in Artemis-deficient murine cells. J. Exp. Med. 2003;197(5):553-565.

  • Rooney S, Sekiguchi J, Zhu C, Cheng HL, Manis J, Whitlow S, DeVido J, Foy D, Lombard D, Alt F.W. Leaky scid phenotype associated with defective V(D)J coding end processing in Artemis-deficient mice. Molecular Cell. 2002;10(6):1379-1390.

  • Bassing CH, Chua KF, Sekiguchi J, Suh H, Whitlow SR, Fleming JC, Monroe BC, Ciccone DN, Yan C, Vlasakova K, Livingston DM, Ferguson DO, Scully R, Alt FW. Increased ionizing radiation sensitivity and genomic instability in the absence of histone H2AX. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.2002;99(12):8173-8178.

  • Sekiguchi J, Whitlow S, Alt FW. Increased accumulation of hybrid V(D)J joins in cells expressing truncated versus full-length RAGs. Molecular Cell.2001;8(6):1383-1390.

  • Sekiguchi, J, Ferguson D, Chen HT, Yang EM, Earle J, Frank K, Whitlow S, Gu Y, Xu Y, Nussenzweig A, Alt FW. Genetic interactions between ATM and the nonhomologous end-joining factors in genomic stability and development. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2000;98(6):3243.

  • Kissel H, Timokhina I, Hardy M, Rothschild G, Tajima Y, Soares V, Angeles M, Whitlow S, Manova K, Besmer P. Point mutation in kit tyrosine kinase reveals essential roles for kit signaling in spermatogenesis and oogenesis without affecting other kit responses. EMBO. 2000;19(6):1312-1326.

"Dr. Whitlow was great. Very personable and straightforward and very easy to understand. Paperwork was straightforward as well and easy to understand. Facility is very clean and kept up well. Every staff member who I came into contact with was pleasant, friendly, and outgoing. Thank you for your time."

"Dr. Whitlow was very thorough explaining everything to me. He took his time with me and listened to my concerns. I'm very happy with the treatment plan laid out before me. Would and will definitely refer to friends and family."

"Scott Whitlow, MD and his team of providers and support staff are excellent. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to my friends and family."