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Mark Ritter

Mark Ritter

Specialist in Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Trauma

Dr. Mark Ritter honed his skills as a team physician in a sports arena destined to create trauma: the American Hockey league with the Providence Bruins. He continually applies lessons learned from treating serious athletes to his work with orthopedic patients who may never have set foot on a field or court.

Dr. Ritter received his bachelor’s degree from Luther College, where he was an all-star swimmer and swim team captain. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1999.

He completed both his orthopedic residency and orthopedic trauma fellowship at Brown University, and then accepted a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with Dr. James Tasto and Dr. James Esch at the University of California in San Diego. He gained more sideline experience with the San Diego Padres at San Diego State University, and the San Diego Gulls.

Dr. Ritter uses downtime to read, travel, and spend time with his children. He is happily married to Hadley Ritter, MD, an endocrine surgeon who specializes in thyroid and parathyroid cancer cases. They are the proud parents of two girls and a boy.

Areas of Focus

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Shoulder Repairs, Rotator Cuff, and Labral Tears
  • Complex Knee Reconstruction
  • Fractures and Trauma


Clinical Assistants

  • Alex Franklin
  • Brian Murphy

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  • University of California San Diego, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship
  • Brown University, Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship
  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital Orthopedic Residency
  • University of Iowa, Medical School
  • Luther College


  • Sports Medicine-Certificate of Added Qualification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery- Board Certified
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma and Life Support
  • Associate Master of Instruction, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Basic Life Support


  • Selected as Top Doctor in Indiana from 2016 - Present


  • President, Methodist Sports Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Grand Park Sports Complex (Westfield, IN), (2017–present)
  • Beltway Surgery Center Director of Infection Control and Tissue Pathology (2015 - Present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2000 - Present)
  • Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Sports Medicine Fellowship (Indianapolis, IN), clinical instructor (2006 - Present)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (Rosemont, IL), associate master instructor of arthroscopy (2006–2010)
  • Brown Medical School (Providence, RI), assistant clinical instructor in orthopedics (2004–2005)
  • Indiana Orthopedic Society
  • Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
  • University Orthopedics Incorporated, junior attending faculty (2004–2005)
  • Veterans Affairs (San Diego, CA), assistant clinical instructor in sports medicine (2005–2006)