Ryan Meis

About Dr. Meis

Dr. Ryan Meis is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and surgeries of the knee, shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Ryan Meis was raised in Crescent, IA, and attended Morningside University where he was a 4 year starter and First-Team Academic All-American shortstop on the baseball team. He then returned to the Omaha area for medical school at Creighton University, before moving on to Madison, WI for an orthopaedic surgery residency. Dr. Meis next spent a year with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL where he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery. He has been with CNOS since 2005.

Dr. Meis is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He serves as the team physician for Morningside College and assists with care of multiple high school teams. Dr. Meis also lectures and demonstrates shoulder procedures nationally. He has completed the subspecialty certification in sports medicine.

Dr. Meis is dedicated to the individualized and personal care of each of his patients and their unique circumstances. Due to his own experiences and specialty training, he has chosen to focus his practice on the care of patients with athletic injuries and specialty care of knee, shoulder, and elbow disorders. His experience in Birmingham has provided him with a special appreciation for and understanding of injuries to the throwing athlete. He has written a number of articles and book chapters for publication.


  • Subspecialty Certification: in Sports Medicine

Physician Assistant

Nichole Friessen

Nicole Friessen

Background Information

Clinic Locations
Other Specialties
  • Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL,Trained in Sports Medicine and Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow Surgery
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Medical Education: Creighton University, Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Meis is one of the best Doctors around. The way he treats his patients and family is outstanding. He takes time to answers any and all questions and cares about everything the patient and family is going through. I have recommended him to other people and will continue to do that in the future.

- Dr. Meis's Patient

I have always experienced nothing but top-notch service from Dr. Meis. Very accessible through his nurse if I had questions and needed answers. Always concerned about his patients first. I would recommend him to anybody. So grateful for his service. His staff is very pleasant and flexible and easy to work with.

- Dr. Meis's Patient

Doctor Meis has been my surgeon since I was 15. I'm 21 and him and his team have done all 6 of my knee surgeries that I have had to had done between both legs. After numerous attempts at doctors before doctor Meis, I pretty much lost all hope that any doctor would believe me or even just listen. But he did and I am grateful for my experience with him, his PA, and his nurses. They are all super personable and genuinely want the best for their patients and that is a big deal to me and many others. My many many appointments over the years have always gone smooth, even with time delays on my end. They are super helpful and know how to ease your mind even though the situation can be a little scary. I definetely recommend!

- Anonymous

Dr. Meis is the absolute best orthopedic surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and kind!

- Dr. Meis's Patient