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Mark Ritter

Specialist in Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Trauma

Dr. Mark Ritter specializes in sports medicine and trauma, including injuries to the knee and shoulder. He enjoys taking a collaborative approach to patient care in which he serves as a partner to both athletes and non-athletes on their road to recovery. Dr. Ritter is a past president of Forté and currently serves as one of three team physicians for the Indianapolis Colts. He has a wealth of experience treating teams and athletes at all levels, from local high schools and colleges to professional organizations, such as the American Hockey League, where he worked with the Providence Bruins.

When he’s not at the clinic or on the sidelines, Dr. Ritter enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with his family. He is happily married to Hadley Ritter, MD, an endocrine surgeon who specializes in thyroid and parathyroid cancer cases. They are the proud parents of two girls and a boy.

Areas of Focus

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


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma and Life Support
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Associate Master of Instruction
  • Basic Life Support
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Repair Society


  • University of California – San Diego, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island – Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship
  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital – Orthopedic Residency
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa – MD
  • Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


  • Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, President, 2015-2022
  • Beltway Surgery Center Director of Infection Control and Tissue Pathology, 2015-present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000-present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Associate Master Instructor of Arthroscopy, 2006-2010
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society


  • Top Doctor in Indiana, 2016-present
I see my position as a teacher and take pride in a collaborative approach to patient care. I’m going to educate my patients not only about their injury but also about the different treatment options available to them.
Dr. Mark Ritter

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Dr. Peter Maiers named new Colts head team physician

Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Physician Named New Colts Head Team Physician

Aug. 02, 2022
15-year hip and knee specialist Dr. Peter Maiers to serve Colts players, lead medical team CARMEL, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts are once again turning to Forté Sports Medicine and […]
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Our Forté Fast orthopedic urgent care clinic will be closed at our Noblesville location on Friday, July 19th.

Our Tipton location will be closed on Monday, July 22nd. We'll re-open with our normal business hours on Tuesday, July 23rd.

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