Dr. Viens, Durham Orthopedics

Dr. Viens-EmergeOrtho

Foot & Ankle

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Viens is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon with additional fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. He graduated from Duke University and the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Viens completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in orthopedic surgery of the foot and ankle at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Viens is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society(AOFAS). He was an AOFAS Resident Scholar; an American Orthopedic Association (AOA)Resident Leadership Forum Nominee; and a John A. Feagin, Jr., M.D., Leadership Program Medical Scholar.

Dr. Viens has co-authored publications in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Arthroplasty, and Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances.

Dr. Viens currently serves as an Associate CME Editor for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. (JBJS). He reviews and revises CME questions based on content published in JBJS to help maintain and improve the high-quality of JBJS’s CME activities.

Dr. Viens enjoys working with patients with general orthopedic problems and has particular clinical interests in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine focusing on the foot and ankle. Whether treating a competitive athlete following an acute injury or an older patient with long-standing arthritis, Dr. Viens loves helping patients decide upon treatment plans that fit their individual needs and improve their quality of life, using both non- surgical and surgical options. Dr. Viens performs surgery with open and arthroscopic techniques and is proud to offer total ankle replacement as a potential treatment option to his patients.

Prior to joining EmergeOrtho Dr. Viens practiced orthopedic surgery in Lexington, Kentucky. He returned to the Triangle with his wife, who graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and their children.


  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado