Matthew R. Lavery, MD
Matthew R. Lavery, MD Matthew R. Lavery, MD

Matthew R. Lavery, MD

4.78 stars


  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sports Medicine


(Fax: 317.802.2868)

Meet Dr. Matthew Lavery

Dr. Lavery graduated magna cum laude from Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois in 1998. He was a three-year letter winner on the varsity football team at Millikin University. In 2003, he received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois. In 2008, Dr. Lavery completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He completed an accredited fellowship in sports medicine at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California in 2009.

Dr. Lavery is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Indiana Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Lavery is a team physician for Roncalli High School. Previously he provided coverage to the Indianapolis Indians and Greenfield Central High School. He also has experience working with collegiate football, baseball and basketball teams.

Dr. Lavery’s work has been published in professional journals, including Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research and The Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Lavery’s hospital affiliations include Community Hospital South and OrthoIndy Hospital.


Practice focus:

  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Replacement 
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee


Undergraduate School

Millikin University

Medical School

Southern Illinios University School of Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Southern California Orthopedic Institute


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2018 - 2023)


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.78 out of 5 (151 Ratings, 49 Comments)

5 stars
Jan 9, 2024
I appreciated that Dr. Lavery spent the time to go over all my options and what the shoulder replacement surgery entails.
5 stars
Dec 5, 2023
I really appreciated Dr Lavery not pushing any kind of medication and I greatly appreciated the demonstration of the exercises that could improve the pain in my shoulder. Will follow up as promised if it does not improve
5 stars
Nov 30, 2023
I appreciate what I learned and how much better my knee already feels after the cortisone shot. Thank you!