Dr. Brian Badman specializes in shoulder and elbow disorders, in particular sports related injuries of the shoulder, as well as degenerative and traumatic conditions. He’s committed to remaining a leader in his field, providing the best shoulder and elbow care possible to his patients.
Heavily involved in research and education, Dr. Badman is an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma and the author of over 15 peer-reviewed articles. He remains at the cutting edge of shoulder-related surgery and routinely educates other physicians on new developments in shoulder technologies and advancements. He also serves as a volunteer academic faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he teaches orthopedic residents. He also is a part of the fellowship training for the Hand to Shoulder Center, educating fellows on shoulder specific problems.
Being a Hoosier native, born and bred in Fighting Irish country of South Bend, he attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical education. As an undergraduate, Dr. Badman was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While in medical school, he was also honored for his academic achievements by being invited into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Florida in 2005 and then finished one of the most prestigious and competitive shoulder and elbow fellowships in the United States, at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in 2006, under the mentorship of both Dr. Mighell and Dr. Frankle – the American designer of the DJO Surgical Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis.
In 2014, Dr. Badman became the third person in Indiana to be invited into the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr. Badman joined American Health Network in 2011 and became the founding member of AHN Bone and Spine.