UPDATE: Telehealth Appointments Now Available

Methodist Sports Medicine is now offering telehealth appointments. We understand under the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, injuries still occur and joint and musculoskeletal pain just doesn’t stop. Telehealth appointments allow our physicians to provide you the care you deserve and the convenience you need during this time. Click here or call one of our triage specialists for more information at 317-817-1200 .


Some MSM locations are closed due to COVID-19. Click here or call for more details at 317-817-1200If you are symptomatic with flu like symptoms, we ask that you reschedule your appointment via telehealth or for a later date.

Dale Snead

Dale Snead

Upper Extremity Injury Specialist

Born in Gary, Indiana, Dr. Dale Snead always knew he wanted to be a doctor. His grandmother suffered from Leukemia when Dale was a child and this inspired him to go to medical school where he could serve people in need.

Dr. Dale Snead is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH and Wright State Medical School. 

He completed a 1-year general surgery residency as well as a 1-year family practice residency then went on to complete his orthopedic residency at Miami Valley Hospital. This training was followed by a fellowship at Methodist Sports Medicine. 

Currently, Dr. Snead is the lead team orthopedic consultant for Purdue University and has been serving the team since 2000. He is also an Orthopedic Consultant for Wabash College (15 years) and a team physician at Warren Central High School (20 years). Dr. Snead was the team physician for the Indianapolis Firebirds, an Arena Football League when they were located in Indianapolis. 

He has received great personal satisfaction working with young athletes and watching them excel not only in sports but in life. In addition to athletic injuries, a vast part of his practice is in adults with Upper Extremity Disorders.

Dr. Snead grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended Centerville High School. He enjoys spending time with his 3 children and his wife Betsy. In his leisure time, he enjoys weight training, boating, playing golf and traveling.

Areas of Focus

  • Shoulder Replacement/Reconstruction
  • Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques
    • Rotator Cuff Repair, Instability, Capsular Reconstruction
  • Instability of the Shoulder
  • Fractures of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
  • Ligament and Tendon Injuries of the Elbow and Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Fingers


Physician Assistant

Clinical Assistants

  • Amanda Davis ATC, MBA
  • Jaimie Childress ATC


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  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, BS
  • Wright State Medical School, MD
  • Miami Valley Hospital, Orthopedic Residency
  • Methodist Sports Medicine, Fellowship


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified 
  • Upper Extremity Surgery, Fellowship Trained


  • 9 articles and chapters in national publications


  • Alpha Delta Phi, Member, 1984—Present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Member, 1992—Present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 1987—Present
  • Indianapolis Firebirds, Former Team Physician
  • Indianapolis Medical Society, Member, 1999—Present
  • Phi Rho Sigma, Member, 1988—Present
  • Purdue University, Lead Team Orthopedic Consultant, 2002—Present
  • Student National Medical Association, Member, 1987—Present
  • Wabash College, Orthopedic Consultant
  • Warren Central High School, Orthopedic Consultant