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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 (191 Ratings, 76 Comments)

5 stars
Jan 9, 2024
Dr Bales was very professional and right away I felt like I was at the right place he gave me the impression that he cares about what is best for me and what treatment best suites my injury I feel very comfortable moving forward that he is in my best interest and is very professional and has the experience to get me back well again!
5 stars
Dec 27, 2023
Everybody was outstanding and very helpful thank u so much
5 stars
Dec 18, 2023
Dr Bales and the entire staff that I have met are great. He's professional, kind, answered any questions I had. I feel very confident and safe as a patient under his care. I'm ready for this journey without any doubts.

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