Brian L. Badman, M.D.

Shoulder Surgery

As a board-certified doctor and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Badman specializes in sports-related shoulder injuries and degenerative and traumatic conditions of the shoulder. His surgical expertise includes total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, arthroscopic bicep tenodesis, and fracture-related care of the shoulder.

Being a Hoosier native, he attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical education. After completing his orthopedic residency at the University of Florida-Gainesville, he went on to complete a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa under the mentorship of both Dr. Mighell and Dr. Frankle (the American designer of the Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis, DJO Surgical). In 2014, Dr. Badman became the third person in Indiana to be invited into the American Shoulder and Elbow Society and was advanced to active level in 2021.

Dr. Badman has a passion for helping patients return to what they love to do after injury or pain. He became interested in medicine at a young age when his mother became sick and he wanted to be able to take care of her. As he grew older and it was time to choose a career, becoming a doctor was the only thing on his list – he wanted to help people get better. He believes that educating his patients about their condition and working with them to set expectations makes for better outcomes.

Dr. Badman remains heavily involved in research and education. He serves as volunteer academic faculty for the Indiana University School of Medicine where he teaches the orthopedic residents proper technique on shoulder and elbow surgery and routinely educates other physicians at regional and national meetings on the latest developments in shoulder technologies and advancements. Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he has been practicing in the Indianapolis-area since 2006 and joined Central Indiana Orthopedics in 2022.