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H. Jeffrey Whitaker, MD
H. Jeffrey  Whitaker, MD

H. Jeffrey Whitaker, MD

4.74 stars


  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wrist


( Fax: 317.884.5360 )


Undergraduate School

University of Georgia

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia


Indiana University


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

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2016 - 2020)


  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Meet Dr. H. Jeffrey Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 1979 and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in 1983. He completed both his internship (1984) and his residency in orthopedic surgery (1988) at Indiana University and affiliated hospitals in Indianapolis.

In 1989, he completed a one-year fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Special interests include shoulder, elbow and hand injuries.

Dr. Whitaker is a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, Indianapolis Medical Society, Indiana Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.


Practice focus:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Shoulder
  • Upper Extremity Sports Injuries

Patient Reviews

4.74 out of 5 (151 Ratings, 56 Comments)

Dec 18, 2020
It started with overhearing the dr talking to staff in hall about the ordering physician for my MRI had same last name as myself. Then he walked in the room and appeared he already had made up his mind with what he was going to say. Dr Whitaker was more interested in why a family member ordered my MRI than why I was there. That was his first question. No other greeting. Not what problem are you having. Then progressed to condescension about my ability to buddy tape. I've been an ED RN for 17 of my 33 years and would never talk to my patients the way he did. I would return to OI but not this physician. His bedside manner needs improvement. It doesn't matter who orders my prior test. I chose to be treated at OI and deserve to be treated with respect. I'm sure he has given some sort of care to family members during his career.
Dec 14, 2020
Very short time with doctor. Did not ask if I had any questions and physical exam and diagnosis was incredibly short.
Dec 14, 2020
Everyone I spoke to was friendly and helpful. They made me feel relaxed about my procedure when I was very nervous. A wonderful atmosphere!