Meet OrthoIndy Physician

Chris P. Bales, MD

Chris P. Bales, MD
317.268.3632

317.268.3695 (fax)

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.

Specialties

  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

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

Certifications

  • Board Certified Physician