December 22, 2023

2023 Year in Review

Did 2023 go by in the blink of an eye?! It was a BUSY year for Central Indiana Orthopedics, filled with many achievements, several new faces and a couple goodbyes. None of it could have been possible without the support of our amazing staff, or our patients for trusting us with their orthopedic needs. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as we recap the highlights of 2023…

We kicked off the year by moving our Marion office to a new location, 706 N. River Drive. Just 1.5 miles away from the previous office, Marion patients benefit from same-day care in our Walk-In Clinic, casting and imaging onsite, podiatry, sports medicine, joint replacement and more.

Throughout the year, we celebrated many physician anniversaries, including Dr. Jaggers (1 year), Dr. Chae (5 years), Dr. Carter (10 years), Drs Hunt, Jerman and Tekula (20 years), Dr. Surtani (25 years) and Drs Graybill and Jones (30 years). We feel very blessed to have such a great group of doctors who’ve dedicated countless hours to providing compassionate and expert care to our patients. Additionally, we celebrated another Mako milestone, reaching 2,500 robotic-assisted surgeries. As the first orthopedic practice in the region to utilize this technology, we are proud to have been able to help these patients return to favorite activities after hip and knee replacement surgery.

This summer, Dr. Badman expanded his practice to southwest Indianapolis, treating patients a couple times a month out of Midwest Center for Joint Replacement (MCJR), another OrthoAlliance Partner Practice. Now, Dr. Badman’s patients in that area, as well as new patients, can get their shoulder injuries and conditions treated closer to home.

August brought the first of four new physicians to our practice! In preparation for Dr. Jared Jones’ retirement, we welcomed Dr. Warren Lawless, a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician who not only seamlessly transitioned into the Walk-In Clinic, but also took over the role as Team Physician at Anderson University. With on-hands experience treating athletes of the Indianapolis Fuel, Indy Eleven and University of Indianapolis, Dr. Lawless has been the perfect fit for treating patients in our Walk-In Clinic and athletes at Anderson University.

And while we added a new face to the team, we said goodbye to another with the retirement of Dr. David Graybill. After three decades of practicing medicine, Dr. Graybill wore many hats, including those of a surgeon, leader, philanthropist and teacher, just to name a few. To close out his long list of professional achievements, he received a well-deserved award from Ascension St. Vincent Anderson for his 30 years of orthopedic service and dedication to the community. Bidding him farewell was a tough one, but it warms our hearts knowing he’s enjoying a well-deserved retirement with sunny days on the beach and more time with family.

We also welcomed new partnerships in 2023, proudly becoming the official orthopedic practice for the Muncie Police Department’s (MPD) work comp injuries. When Deputy Chief Chris Deegan was injured on the job, his personal experience at CIO led him to evaluate the MPD’s work comp process with a goal of providing streamlined start-to-finish care with one facility. We are honored to have the opportunity to get the MPD back to work quickly and safely and look forward to providing care to their team for years to come.

In September, we welcomed two more physicians to CIO. Dr. John Martin took over Dr. Graybill’s practice and has been a great addition to our team of joint replacement surgeons. Like Dr. Graybill, he has a passion for innovative technology and is certified in Mako robotic surgery for hip and knee replacement. Dr. Martin came from Arizona where he completed a fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction. Dr. Aaron Baessler, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, joined CIO after practicing in the Indianapolis area for the past few years. He brought with him a wealth of knowledge in treating sports injuries and complex conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Ryan Rossos was the fourth and final new physician to join CIO this year, adding to our nonsurgical pain management team. Dr. Rossos is board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesia and fellowship-trained in treating chronic pain. With this expertise, he’s able to use various techniques to target the source of pain to alleviate discomfort, restore function and improve patient quality of life.

In November, we congratulated CIO physicians who were named Castle Connolly Top Doctors. To achieve this recognition, physicians are nominated by their peers and then thoroughly vetted by Castle Connolly’s research team on a number of factors such as professional qualifications, education, leadership and interpersonal skills. Additionally, Dr. Tekula was named one of Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine/Neurological Surgery.

We closed out the year by celebrating the retirement of Dr. Jared Jones. After three decades of providing compassionate and expert care in our Walk-In Clinic and 18 years of serving as Team Physician for Anderson University Athletics, Dr. Jones is looking forward to many upcoming adventures with his wife and grandkids. And while he will have several days ahead at the lake, he’ll continue to remain in the Anderson community, giving back to the area he loves and made his home 30 years ago.

And that’s a wrap! We look forward to another year of growth, success and the opportunity to help many more patients return to what they love. In case you missed the highlights we shared on our blog and social media throughout the year, we’ve listed a collection of pictures and news below. Wishing you good health and happiness in 2024!

New/Retiring Physicians

Physician/Practice Recognitions

Dr. Jones recognized at AU homecoming for 18 years of service as the Team Physician for Anderson University Athletics

Dr. Badman competing in Strength in our Streets to raise money for Wheeler Mission. He was awarded 1st Place Individual for his fundraising efforts, raising over $6,000!

Dr. Herbst competing in a half marathon relay in Madison, WI, to raise money for Team Hope in Motion (Team HIM) orthopedic mission trip

Team Physicians of Ball State Athletics, Drs Haller and Waterman, at the Ball State vs Georgia game

Team Physicians of Ball State Athletics, Drs Hunt and Waterman, at the Ball State vs Kentucky game

Presenting at the Indiana Musculoskeletal Symposium with Midwest Center for Joint Replacement and Reconstructive Hand to Shoulder Institute

Ascension St. Vincent Anderson presented Dr. Graybill with a plaque honoring his 30 years of dedication and orthopedic service to the community

Dr. Herbst examining one of his patients during his orthopedic mission trip to Guatemala where he, along with Team Hope in Motion, provide life-changing surgery to those in need

Supporting a friend/teammate at the Indiana Parkinson Foundation Choose to Move race