M. Craig McMains, MD, FAAOS
M. Craig  McMains, MD, FAAOS M. Craig  McMains, MD, FAAOS

M. Craig McMains, MD, FAAOS

4.76 stars


  • Back and Neck
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spine Surgery


(Fax: 317.802.2405)

Meet Dr. McMains

M. Craig McMains is a board certified, Stanford-trained spine surgeon specializing in minimally-invasive techniques. He utilizes the latest innovations in conjunction with his rigorous training to achieve superior patient outcomes across the entire spectrum of spinal pathology.

Dr. McMains received a bachelor of science degree in neurobiology and physiology from Purdue University. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed an orthopedic residency at Ohio State University and a spine fellowship at Stanford University. He has a special interest in minimally-invasive spine surgery, and is trained in treating herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformity and cervical radiculopathy/myelopathy, and also performs revision surgeries. He leverages innovation within the field to produce superior results. 

Dr. McMains is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two young sons, and infant daughter. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing. He and his wife enjoy cooking together and trying new food experiences.


Undergraduate School

Purdue University

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


Ohio State University


Stanford University

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2023)


Board Certified Physician


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Patient Reviews

4.76 out of 5 (30 Ratings, 20 Comments)

5 stars
Jun 9, 2023
Very thorough explanation of why I was there. Dr. McMains gets a big thumbs up for this visit because he took the time to explain his professional opinion on my options.
5 stars
Jun 7, 2023
Ortho Indy and Dr. McMains are "TOP NOTCH" in my opinion!! Hardly any wait and all staff were very courteous and helpful. My appointment ran like clockwork.
5 stars
Jun 7, 2023
Great place great staff and Dr is fantastic