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Meet fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Michael Thieken

Michael T. Thieken, MD

Michael T. Thieken, MD

4.89 stars


  • Knee
  • Orthobiologics
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine


( Fax: 317.802.2868 )

Meet Dr. Michael Thieken

Dr. Michael Thieken graduated magna cum laude from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana in 1997. In 1999, he received his master’s degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Thieken received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2002. He completed his surgical internship in 2003 and his orthopedic surgery residency in 2007 from Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 2008, Dr. Thieken completed an arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship at New Mexico Orthopaedics in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Thieken has been a member of a number of medical teams, taking care of athletic teams at the high school, college and professional level. Dr. Thieken is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.


Practice focus:

  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Work-Related Injuries


Undergraduate School

DePauw University

Graduate School

Indiana University

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


Fort Wayne Medical Education Program


New Mexico Orthopaedics


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2018 - 2022)


  • Board Certified Physician
  • Orthopedic Consultant for DePauw University

Patient Reviews

4.89 out of 5 (191 Ratings, 63 Comments)

5 stars
May 4, 2023
X-ray tech was not very pleasant. All the other staff was great!
5 stars
May 2, 2023
Everyone I interacted with was wonderful. I was not a fan of the ipad to complete kept forcing me to start over. That is the only negative....I loved the doctor and staff, and was recommended to them by someone else in Richmond. Worth the drive!
5 stars
Apr 25, 2023
The radiology technician was pretty rude

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