December 20, 2021

Get to Know Dr. Adam Lyon

Dr. Adam Lyon, board-certified and fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, is approaching his one-year work anniversary of joining Central Indiana Orthopedics! He has made a seamless and natural transition to our team – it’s like we’ve known him for years! We’ve enjoyed getting acquainted with Dr. Lyon this past year and wanted to share more details about him and his approach to patient care.

Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Lyon chose to continue his education in the Great Lakes State and earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Dr. Lyon became interested in orthopedics after getting injured as a young adult and interacting with the doctors and medical team. After medical school, he went on to complete an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan in Grand Rapids, where he gained in-depth training in foot and ankle trauma. It was during this fellowship training that he realized foot and ankle was the area he wanted to specialize in. Dr. Lyon moved to Indianapolis in 2017 when he joined St. Francis Hospital and began his career in orthopedics. He joined CIO in 2021 and practices in Anderson and Fishers.

Dr. Lyon specializes in treating conditions of the foot and ankle, including lower extremity trauma, hammer toes, foot and ankle pain, bunions, arthritis, sprains, sports injuries, deformities and flat feet. He is passionate about making sure his patients are involved in their care plan and set goals for recovery. “My patients can expect to be treated with care and competency, and to be treated as a person, not just their injury,” Dr. Lyon explained. “It’s important to get patients involved in their own care and work with them to determine goals. Then, come up with a treatment plan specific to those goals.”

Dr. Lyon says that what motivates him is a happy patient. “When a patient has a good outcome and I see them back and they are happy, pain free and doing the things they want to do, that’s what motivates me more than anything,” Dr. Lyon said. “It’s especially true in fractures and trauma cases, because a lot of times I see people on one of their worst days. Seeing them return to what they love and meet their goals is what it takes for me to feel like I’ve done my job successfully.”

We asked Dr. Lyon what three words describe him best, and without hesitation he responded, “Funny, caring and bearded” – there’s no doubt he has a good sense of humor! In Dr. Lyon’s spare time, he loves spending time with family, especially watching his three boys play sports. He and his wife enjoy exploring restaurants, hiking and spending time in nature. Also, if you were/are a Game of Thrones fan and would like to have a spirited debate about the final season, he would be more than happy to engage you!

Watch Dr. Lyon’s interview below, or to schedule an appointment, visit