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Meet fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Chris Bales

Chris P. Bales, MD

Chris P. Bales, MD

4.82 stars

Specialties

  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Knee
  • Orthobiologics
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

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Meet Dr. Chris Bales

Dr. Chris Bales graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. During his four years at Notre Dame he played for the Irish hockey team. In 1998, he received his master’s of science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Bales received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002.

He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. In 2008, Dr. Bales completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was an associate team physician for the Stanford football team. He also was a team physician for Santa Clara University men’s and women’s soccer and basketball teams. Dr. Bales also assisted with the care of the San Francisco 49er’s and worked with the organization during the 2008 NFL combine.

Dr. Bales’ work has been published in leading professional journals, including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.

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Practice focus:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Instability Repair
  • Knee Ligament Injuries,
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Dislocations
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries

Education

Undergraduate School

University of Notre Dame

Graduate School

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency

William Beaumont Hospital

Fellowship

Stanford University

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2018 - 2020)

Certifications

Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.82 out of 5 (180 Ratings, 59 Comments)

5 stars
Apr 27, 2022
Bales is good
5 stars
Apr 27, 2022
Very thorough
5 stars
Apr 27, 2022
Decisions were made and a path forward was established if it was needed. I appreciated being heard by a medical professional. It is rare these days.

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