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Robert H. Falender, MD
Robert H. Falender, MD

Robert H. Falender, MD


  • Elbow
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wrist


( Fax: 317.884.5360 )


Undergraduate School

Indiana University

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


Metropolitan Northwest Hospitals of Detroit


University of Chicago


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society
  • Indiana State Medical Association

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2015 - 2019)


Board Certified Physician

Meet Dr. Robert Falender

Dr. Falender graduated the highest distinction with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1983. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, graduating in 1987.

Dr. Falender completed an internship in general surgery at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1988 and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Metropolitan Northwest Hospitals of Detroit in 1992. Dr. Falender completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 1993.

Dr. Falender is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Indiana Orthopaedic Society and Indiana State Medical Association.

Downloadable resource: Ultimate Guide to Hand, Wrist and Elbow Injuries

Practice focus:

  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • General Orthopedics

Patient Reviews

4.73 out of 5 (272 Ratings, 105 Comments)

Jan 28, 2020
The only thing I did not like was the sign-in process. I did not like trying to add and remove medications to my records on a tablet by myself. I am not technologically inclined. I can only imagine how older or less inclined patients could do it without wanting to throw it across the waiting room. ??
Jan 28, 2020
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Jan 27, 2020
The doctor was in a huge hurry, gave me two separate instructions on how much medication to take and didnt explain himself well. My fingers have been numb for 3 weeks. he said it's too early to do any tests call me back in a month if they are still numb. I left in pain with little hope.