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Meet fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Chris Bales

Chris P. Bales, MD

Chris P. Bales, MD

4.73 stars


( Fax: 317.802.2868 )

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 49ers 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



Undergraduate School

University of Notre Dame

Graduate School

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


William Beaumont Hospital


Stanford University

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2018 - 2023)


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.73 out of 5 (194 Ratings, 68 Comments)

5 stars
Sep 29, 2023
Minimal waiting time, Staff friendly. Physician was knowledgeable. The treatment recommended has worked. I'm pain free for the first time in several years! Eternally Grateful!
5 stars
Sep 27, 2023
This was a follow up visit to discuss a small injury may have effected the rotator cuff surgery that Dr Bales performed 5 years ago. Everything was fine and he was very informative about what may have happened.
5 stars
Sep 27, 2023
Appreciate the advice I was given and he didn't try to push anything on me.

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