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Joel Boaz

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon

Eminent. One of the world’s best. These are just a few of the words and phrases used to describe Dr. Joel Boaz, who is known to many of his patients as simply “Joel.” Dr. Boaz currently specializes in treating patients with concussions, an interest he developed after his son suffered a concussion while playing rugby.

Dr. Boaz has decades of experience in neurosurgery and pediatric surgery. Prior to joining Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, he practiced for 25 years at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

Dr. Boaz is married and has two children.

Areas of Focus

Neurosurgery | Concussion Management

Education

  • Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana - BA (physics)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD (neurosurgery)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery Residency
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

Positions

  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Faculty
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I am one of a few people [with spina bifida] who can walk as well as I can, if at all. I don’t credit this to ‘luck’ as much as I do to having a good surgeon in Dr. Joel Boaz.
Brand Selvia, staff writer, Greencastle Banner Graphic
What he did was the technical equivalent of painting the Mona Lisa, but this analogy is not quite right. Nobody would have died if Da Vinci had missed a brushstroke. Besides, Dr. Boaz possesses an earned talent more impressive than any Renaissance painter.
Chris Edwards, son underwent surgery for brain tumor
I’m anxious to hear from my patients what it is that’s troubling them, and I try to put them at ease so that they feel comfortable sharing that information with me.
Dr. Joel Boaz

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Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics to provide tactical athlete services for Greenwood Police and Fire

GREENWOOD, IND. – Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, formerly known as Methodist Sports Medicine, was selected by the City of Greenwood to provide tactical athlete services for its police and […]
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When Is the Right Time for a Joint Replacement?

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Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Now Open

CARMEL, Indiana – The Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics facility is now open. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence offers a full spectrum of care […]
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Forté Fast Orthopedic Care is designed to provide same-day access to orthopedic specialists for acute injuries. In the event of an emergency, its important to know when to visit the ER over a walk-in orthopedic clinic.

Learn more about Forté Fast at https://bit.ly/3aa58zs.

A true Hoosier at heart, Dr. Gary Gettelfinger has been practicing as an anesthesiologist and chronic pain specialist in Bloomington for more than 20 years. Learn more about Dr. Gettelfinger at https://bit.ly/3NfjBs0.

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Since the very beginning, our docs have played an active role in the community through sports. We're proud to see Drs. Michael Bender and Joseph Maratt sharing that same passion with their little athletes.

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As the tactical athletic trainer for Greenwood Police and Fire, Dave Walston keeps police officers and firefighters in top physical shape — which ultimately, makes the community safer. Read more in the story covered by the @DailyJournalNet https://bit.ly/3L9gZKQ

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