Dr. Sonya Ahmed, MD

Dr. Sonya Ahmed, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Dr. Sonya Ahmed, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med in 2003 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.Read her story

825 E Burgess Rd

Pensacola, FL 32504

Contact Information

(850) 204-0621

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Ahmed's Experience

Dr. Ahmed's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Ahmed's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmed "Sonya Ahmed, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon, now Co-Director of Nilssen Orthopedics, with expertise in treating disorders of the foot and ankle. Her surgical interests include arthroscopic and open treatment of all foot and ankle disorders, including athletic and reconstructive procedures as well as cartilage transplant procedures. Dr. Ahmed graduated from a combined BA/MD 6-year program at the University of Missouri Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a Doctor of Medicine with distinction. As if completing college and medical school in 6 years was not difficult enough, she managed to also earn a scholarship in Track and Field and became the school's first competitive, conference winning female pole vaulter. In addition to her success as an elite level gymnast, she added the title of first female pole vaulter in the UMKC Hall of Fame. Following graduation, she completed a residency in Orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas where she received the Hutchings Endowed Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery. She went on to complete a dedicated foot and ankle Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the tutelage of the prestigious Drs . James Andrews, Angus McBryde, John Gould and John Kirchner. Dr. Ahmed's time at ASMI provided her the opportunity to treat athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels as well as allowing her to hone her surgical expertise in treating disorders of the foot and ankle. Dr. Ahmed's accolades speak to her expertise and reputation as she has served as a consultant to the San Diego Chargers, the San Diego Padres, and has been team physician for different high schools and colleges. She also has served as a regional medical provider for the United States Olympic Team including caring for medal-winning Olympic athletes on the rugby, track and field, volleyball, figure skating and also the para Olympian teams. Given her success, she was hand selected by the United States Olympic Committee to be the Chief Medical Officer for the Youth Winter Olympic Games in 2016. She also has professional memberships with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and has been invited to teach about multiple aspects of the foot and ankle as well as authoring multiple publications. Dr. Ahmed's desire to become an orthopedic surgeon was driven by her lifelong love of gymnastics and track and field and her intimate understanding of the impact of injury and recovery on all levels of an athlete. In her spare time, Dr. Ahmed enjoys a variety of athletic activities, hiking, paddle boarding, surfing, working out and travelling to friends and family. She currently resides in Gulf Breeze with her husband."
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2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

25  Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahmed has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmed to family and friends
8 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ahmed's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Exceptional. Couldn't ask for better.
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I placed the upmost trust/respect in Dr. Amed. I know something about this after being hit by a car on my motorcycle, and it wiping out my leg and ankle. I've had maybe lost count 12-14 surgeries on my ankle including a STAR implant. I was fortunate for many great surgeons but Dr. Amed tops when...more
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Dr Ahmed listens to your concerns, clearly explains the diagnosis and recommended treatment. She kept my family updated throughout a 5-hour foot surgery and provided the best care possible. Extraordinary ability to care for patients and I highly recommend her!
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After an extensive search for a Foot and Ankle Specialist, I scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Ahmed at UCSD for a flat foot that had gotten progressively worse over the years. I am a marathon runner and triathlete, and the years of mileage on my foot had finally progressed to a point where...more
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