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Mark Ritter

Specialist in Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Trauma

Dr. Mark Ritter helps ensure patients receive the best quality of care both in his approach to treatment as a physician and in his role as president of Forté. One of three team physicians for the Indianapolis Colts, Dr. Ritter has a wealth of experience serving 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. Dr. 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.

In his free time, 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-present
  • 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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Thanks to @indyballet for trusting us as their orthopedic provider. Having danced at the professional level, PT Andrea Wilson understands the demands of dancers and what it takes to keep them performing. Learn more about our dance medicine program at http://forteortho.com.

"I tore my ACL playing high school basketball my freshman year. Because of Dr. Ritter, I am back playing sports with absolutely no pain or complications at all. He is truly a miracle surgeon!" — Lexis Drake, Sullivan High School Athlete


As a high school student-athlete, Dr. Thomas Klootwyk developed an early interest in sports medicine. Specializing in disorders of the knee, Dr. Klootwyk brings the knowledge he has gained as head team physician of the @Colts to each patient he sees. https://bit.ly/3HBpDBL

Please join us in welcoming Trevor Claridge, DPT to our rehabilitation team. Trevor developed an interest in physical therapy after a successful rehabilitation experience helped him return to full health after a car accident. Learn more about Trevor at https://bit.ly/39vXAqI.

Our offices are closed Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4.

Our team wishes you a very happy 4th of July!  🎆

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