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Brian L. Badman, MD

Board Certified in Orthopaedics (AAOS)

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Brian L. Badman, MD

Specializing in Orthopedics and Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction

Dr. Badman is a Hoosier native, born and bred in Fighting Irish country of South Bend. He attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical education. As an undergraduate, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Summa Cum Laude, and, during medical school he was invited into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Badman completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Florida-Gainesville in 2005 and finished a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa in 2006. His fellowship was performed with one of the busiest reconstructive shoulder groups in the country and he had direct mentorship under the American designer of the reverse total shoulder (Dr. Mark Frankle).

Dr. Badman joined American Health Network in 2011. He has subspecialty interest in shoulder and elbow disorders with specialty training in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty and proximal humeral fracture fixation. Over the past several years, Dr. Badman has consistently been one of the busiest reconstructive shoulder surgeons in the state performing on average of 50-100 replacement surgeries per year (total and reverse) and over 250 arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs last year alone.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Badman continues to be heavily involved in academics, having authored over 15 peer reviewed publications with special emphasis on proximal humeral fracture fixation and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He served as an associate clinical professor at the Indiana University Terre Haute campus assisting in orthopedic education for the family practice residency and currently holds a volunteer faculty appointment for the Indiana University School of Medicine assisting with the shoulder and elbow education of the orthopedic residency program. He has given lectures and talks on subjects pertaining to his publications and expertise at various local and national meetings. He continues to stay at the cutting edge of shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery and routinely educates other surgeons on the newest developments in shoulder replacement procedures through regional and national training courses.


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