Dr. Bender received his undergraduate degree in pre-medicine Biology from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008 as the school’s valedictorian. He went on receive his doctorate of medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2012, where—as a junior—he became part of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, among the top 4% in his class.
In 2017, Dr. Bender completed his orthopedic surgery residency through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University. In 2018, he completed a prestigious shoulder and elbow reconstruction fellowship in Houston under the instruction of Dr. T. Bradley Edwards with Texas Education & Research Foundation for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at Texas Orthopedic Hospital.
Outside the office, Dr. Bender also works as the team physician for Park Tudor High School and team consultant to Indiana State University Athletics. To train for this role, he formerly assisted the team physician of the Houston Astros in treating their athletes with various types of throwing injuries, surgeries, and rehab.
An Indiana native, Dr. Bender and his wife enjoy living and practicing medicine in their home state. They are the proud parents of twin boys and a daughter. In his free time, Dr. Bender enjoys golf, basketball, fishing, time with his kids, and involvement in his church.