• Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Workers’ Compensation

Dr. Ritter specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and trauma. He honed his skills as a team physician in a sports arena destined to create trauma — the American Hockey League. He continually applies lessons learned from treating serious athletes to his work with orthopedic patients who may never have set foot on a field or court.

Dr. Ritter received his bachelor’s degree from Luther College, where he was an all-star swimmer and captain. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1999. He completed both his orthopedic residency and orthopedic trauma fellowship at Brown University, and then accepted a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with Drs. James Tasto and James Esch at the University of California in San Diego.

An avid football and hockey fan, Dr. Ritter also uses downtime to read, travel or hone his woodworking skills. He’s married to Hadley Ritter, MD, an Indiana Clinic and Clarian North surgeon who specializes in thyroid and breast cancer cases. They are the parents of two girls.

Areas of Focus

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Shoulder Repairs, Rotator Cuff and Labral Tears
  • Complex Knee Reconstruction


Board Certified – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Master of Instruction – AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America)
International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Advanced Trauma and Life Support


In addition to his extensive experience as a team physician, Dr. Ritter has co-authored a number of academic articles for a variety of professional journals, and has presented research on various subjects ranging from muscle response in the knee, to the affects of anesthesia on muscles during perturbation.

Professional Appointments:

Associate Master Instructor of Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Rosemont, Illinois 2006 -2010
Clinical Instructor Methodist Sports Medicine Center Sports Medicine Fellowship, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2006.
Assistant Clinical Instructor in Sports Medicine, Veterans Affairs, San Diego, California, 2005-2006.
Assistant Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedics, Brown Medical School, 2004-2005.
Junior Attending Faculty, University Orthopaedics Incorporated, 2004-2005.
Professional Associations
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society

Team Affiliations:

Lebanon High school
University of Indianapolis

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