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Surgeons & Physicians
Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon
Dr. Lee completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of South Florida and was a Sports Medicine fellow at the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation.
Dr. Lee sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. and Martinsville offices, and serves as the team physician for Martinsville High School.
Fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon
He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and is fellowship trained in Adult reconstruction. Dr. Licini is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the IU School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Licini sees patients at the Rogers St Joint Replacement and Reconstruction office.
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Mast was born and raised in rural Wabash, Ind. He attended Butler University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1997. He continued his education at Indiana University and received his Doctorate of Medicine in 2001. He continued his training at IU in orthopedic surgery over the next five years. In 2006, he and his family moved to Bloomington and Dr. Mast has been a part of Orthopedics of Southern Indiana since.
Dr. Mast routinely treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions from acute injuries to degenerative conditions but focuses on the management of trauma to the extremities and fracture care. He has served as the chief of orthopedic surgery at IU Health Bloomington Hospital and is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the IU School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He and his wife, Amber, live just outside of Bloomington with their two young children and their golden retriever. They enjoy hiking, camping, cruising the back roads of Indiana on his Harley-Davidson.
Dr. Mast sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd office.
Board certified family and sports medicine
Dr. Niehaus is an Indiana native and a graduate of Indiana University. He is board certified in family and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a family medicine residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a University of Illinois program. Dr. Niehaus completed a sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University and has a special interest in exercise injuries.
Dr. Niehaus is a Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor with the IU School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and sees patients at the Northwest YMCA facility.
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Rickert is board certified in orthopedics and sees patients at our Bedford office. Dr. Rickert earned his medical degree at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington D.C. He completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Dr. Rickert founded the Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics and is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Rickert has authored several scholarly publications and given numerous presentations in the field of orthopedics. He has been the recipient of several honors and distinctions, including the Rosamond Kane Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Rickert sees patients at the Bedford office.
Fellowship trained in Hand Surgery
Dr. Sibai completed his medical school with honors at the American University of Beirut, in Lebanon. He then transitioned to postgraduate molecular biology research training at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, where his research examined cartilage and bone development. His Orthopedic Residency was a rigorous one focused on both clinical research and trauma at Boston University (BU). During residency, he dedicated an additional year for research, and was honored as the chief resident for his graduating class. He then completed a prestigious fellowship in hand and upper extremity at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, ranked one of the best orthopedic institutions in the nation. Dr.Sibai acquired additional elective time after his fellowship focusing on elbow pathology with world experts in the field at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Sibai has published extensively in original journal articles and presented nationally in number of conferences throughout his career. Dr.Sibai holds a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor position with the Indiana University School of Medicine-Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
To read more about Dr. Sibai's career, please click here to view his full curriculum vitae (CV).
Dr.Sibai is honored to be part of the Bloomington community and is dedicated to offering his patients the highest standards in orthopedic care with a focus on evidence based medical practices. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as soccer and loves to spend time with his wife, Jennifer (Pediatrician) and 2 young daughters.
Dr. Sibai is proficient in French and fluent in English, Arabic languages. He sees patients at the SIP office located at 538 S. Clarizz Blvd., Bloomington, IN 47401.
Board certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Dr. Smithers earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in 2003 and then completed an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at Good Samaritan in Phoenix, Ariz. Following this, he did a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Arizona State University from 2007-2008.
Dr. Smithers has served as team physician for Arizona State University, including traveling with the Men’s basketball team to provide medical coverage during the Maui Invitational, and Belleville East High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also provided medical coverage during collegiate athletic events, including NCAA Men’s Baseball Regionals and PAC-10 championships. Dr. Smithers is board certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, and has participated in several medical mission trips, including trips to Peru, Venezuela and Colombia.
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine
Dr. Steiner is an Indiana native and graduated from Carmel High School. He graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering and then attended the Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing an orthopedic surgery residency at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, he went on to a fellowship in sports medicine at The Cleveland Clinic.
During his time in Cleveland, he was a physician for the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Indians professional sports organizations. In addition, he was a team physician for John Carroll University (NCAA Division III) and Cleveland Public Schools. He has been the on-site physician for all kinds of sporting events, from rodeos to marathons.
Currently, Dr. Steiner volunteers his time to care for the Indiana University rugby and hockey teams, the Indiana University Little 500, and several local high schools. He worked for several years as a consultant for the Cleveland Browns at the NFL draft combine. He is a frequent guest lecturer for Indiana University’s undergraduate and graduate level athletic training programs, and is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Steiner also practices at the Indiana University Student Health Center, where he takes pride in ensuring that injured students get appropriate care, whether here in Bloomington or back in the student’s hometown.
Not only is he dedicated to his practice at OSI, but also to sports medicine in our schools and community. With the help of the Bloomington Hospital Foundation in 2007, he championed an effort to supply all local high school athletic departments with much-needed Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). In 2008, he started a Saturday morning walk-in injury clinic for injured student-athletes. In 2009, he led a campaign to begin formal IMPACT concussion testing in local high schools and junior high schools, and in 2010, he co-founded the Southern Indiana Sports Medicine Network with other local sports medicine physicians in an effort to improve the level of on-site medical care within our schools.
Dr. Steiner is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also serves as a district representative for the Indiana State Medical Association’s Commission for Sports Medicine and is Director of Sports Medicine for the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center in Bloomington. He currently serves as the Chief of Orthopedics for IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Dr. Steiner has published original research articles in The American Journal of Sports Medicine and The Journal of Knee Surgery. In addition, he contributed two chapters to DeLee and Drez’s Orthopedic Sports Medicine, a widely known international textbook on sports medicine.
Dr. Steiner specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle, as well as general care of the injured athlete. He has a special interest in cartilage and ligament injuries of the knee and shoulder, as well as workers’ compensation injuries.
Dr. Steiner lives in Bloomington with his wife, Jill, and their two children, Jack and William. He is an avid cyclist, competitive mountain biker, and alpine skier. He serves on the Board of Directors of the WonderLab children’s science museum, where he is dedicated to the science education of the children in our community.
Dr. Steiner sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. office and at the Indiana University Health Center.
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement
Dr. Surdam joined the staff at Orthopedics of Southern Indiana in 2004 as a fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon. He is a native of the west, growing up in Wyoming. He obtained his undergraduate education at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., graduating with honors in 1994. After completing medical school at Creighton University, he completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery in Boston, Mass. at Boston University, Boston Medical Center. While in Boston, his training included fracture management, total joint reconstruction, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopedics. After spending five years learning general orthopedics, Dr. Surdam elected to further his education with a fellowship in adult reconstruction to master modern joint replacement surgical techniques.
His one year fellowship was completed under the direction of Richard E. White, Jr., MD at the New Mexico Center of Joint Replacement Surgery. During the fellowship, Dr. White was the president of the prestigious Hip Society and emphasis was placed on the management of the arthritic patient. Dr. Surdam learned state-of-the-art techniques for total joint replacement and has brought that expertise to Bloomington. His areas of specialization include less invasive hip and knee replacement, high flex/high demand/gender specific implants, revision surgery, and computer navigation.
He was named the director of Joint Replacement Surgery at IU Health Bloomington Hospital in 2008, and has performed over 2,000 successful joint replacements for patients in this region. He is also a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Surdam enjoys golf, Indiana University athletics, the Red Sox, and Colts. He and his family love life in Bloomington, and take great pride in caring for the community.
Dr. Surdam sees patients at the Rogers St Joint Replacement and Reconstruction office.
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship trained in Hand Surgery
Dr. Wickstrom is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed a residency at the McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Mich. He then attended an exclusive, world-class fellowship program at The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery, which is a nonprofit education and research organization funded by the Kleinert-Kutz Endowment for Education and Research in Hand and Micro Surgery.
Harold E. Kleinert, M.D., started a hand surgery clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1953. Joined by Joseph E. Kutz, M.D., in 1964, they formed the organization now known as Kleinert Kutz. The physicians of the Hand Care Center are teaching the next generation of hand surgeons through the fellowship program of the Christine M. Kleinert Institute. The institute is known worldwide for its research and education in upper extremity care and microsurgery – just eight US/Canada physicians are accepted as Fellows each year. To date, physicians from 58 countries have served as Fellows.
Kleinert and Kutz performed the world’s first reported repair of a digital artery as well as the first bilateral forearm and upper arm replantations. Additionally, Kleinert and Kutz performed the nation’s first five hand transplants and one of the world’s first cross-hand replantations.
Dr. Wickstrom sees patients on an outpatient basis at the Clarizz Blvd. office as well as through the Emergency Department at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. In addition to his focuses as an orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, Dr. Wickstrom provides general orthopedic care and consultation. He is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Wickstrom treats many conditions of the hand and upper extremities, including carpal tunnel syndrome and related nerve injuries, trigger finger, injury and arthritis of the thumb, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, and tendon and fracture care in the hand. In addition, Dr. Wickstrom is trained in specialized surgical procedures such as implantation of Scheker Prosthesis for joint replacement of the distal radio-ulnar joint, reconstruction of arthritic conditions for degenerative or post-traumatic arthritis, mini-open approach to nerve decompression, including carpal tunnel release, and wrist and elbow arthroscopy for joint loose bodies, arthritis, ligament injuries and fractures.
Dr. Wickstrom sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. office.
Advanced Practice Providers
Nathan was born and raised in Ellettsville on his family's dairy farm. He left southern Indiana to attend Butler University to become a Physician Assistant. He currently serves as a physician extender for Dr. Surdam, specializing in knee and hip replacement surgery and peri-operative care. He also sees urgent orthopedic injuries.
He and his wife, Heidi, live in a house they built themselves, just one quarter mile from the family farm where he grew up. They have a daughter, Madeline, and a son, Samuel. Nathan enjoys time with his family, traditional woodworking, snow skiing and helping run the family farm.
Nathan sees patients at the Rogers St Joint Replacement and Reconstruction office.
Jennifer Black, PA-C, joined Orthopedics of Southern Indiana in 2009 after receiving her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Butler University. She currently specializes in orthopedic trauma, caring for both inpatients and outpatients at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Jennifer works with the on-call physician to provide the highest standard of care for her patients so that their hospital experience is the best it can be.
She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants.
Jennifer enjoys warm weather, good food, traveling, tailgating, and baking. She and her husband Jordan are lifelong Bloomington residents and love to cheer on the Hoosiers (and Bulldogs)!
Jennifer sees patients at the Ortho Clinic located in the Emergency Department at IU Health Bloomington and the Northwest YMCA.
Andrew joined our Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team in 2014 as a physician assistant working primarily with Orthopedic Surgeon David Licini, MD. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Butler University. He earned board certification as a physician assistant in 2009. He began his career in the ER and has been practicing in orthopedics since 2011. He currently specializes in joint replacement and reconstruction orthopedics, caring for both inpatients and outpatients at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, participating in sports activities, traveling, movies, and good food.
Andrew sees patients at the Joint Replacement and Reconstruction Center on Rogers St. and the Northwest YMCA in Bloomington.
Todd ia a certified physician assistant practicing in orthopedics. He attended Saint Francis in Fort Wayne where he achieved his Physician Assistant degree. His main focus is the acute care of urgent orthopedic injuries and general orthopedics. He lives in Bedford with his wife and daughter. He enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with friends.
Todd sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. office and the Northwest YMCA.
Jayne earned her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Florida in 1996. As a nurse practitioner and workers’ compensation liaison, she compliments the staff by helping ensure that injured workers and employers get the most out of their visit. Jayne works tirelessly to ensure that injured workers get well and get back to work safely as soon as possible.
She has served as a medical volunteer for both the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She is married and has three children.
Jayne sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. office.
Michael Strobel, PA is a certified physician assistant. He completed his master of physician assistant studies at Butler University in Indianapolis. Michael has two undergraduate degrees: one in health science and another in life science. For the last three years, he has served the Bloomington community in the Emergency Department at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Michael enjoys outdoor activities, such as cycling, running, hiking and traveling, and spending quality time with hiswife and two children.
Laurie Allen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University. Laurie has worked at Indiana University Health Bloomington since 1983, serving as Chief Occupational Therapist and staff occupational therapist at IU Health Bloomington Hospital Rehabilitation Services and the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center before joining IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians. Laurie completed the Certified Hand Therapy examination in 1991.
Tom has been in Bloomington since 1985. His background prior to arriving was in education, teaching for three years in Wisconsin. He graduated from Indiana University with a Masters in Physical Education and Athletic Training in 1988, continuing his studies at the IU School of Medicine's Physical Therapy Program for a Physical Therapy degree in 1992. Upon graduation, he started practicing at what was then Bloomington Hospital's Rebound, where he stayed for 11 years. He joined Orthopedics of Southern Indiana in the fall of 2003. Tom's background as a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer has focus on orthopedics, sports medicine, orthotics and total joint replacement rehabilitation.
Tom is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indiana Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association and the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association.
Tom and his wife, Roberta, have three children - Sarah, Hannah and Jacob. They are all very active in their church, community and athletics. Outside of work, the Kelzers enjoy traveling north to Minnesota and Wisconsin to visit family. Tom is a sports enthusiast, woodworker and enjoys the outdoors.
Thomas sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. office.
Chuck is a native Hoosier who was transplanted to Illinois for 10 years. He graduated from Chrisman High School in 1986. After high school, he returned to the great state of Indiana where he graduated from Indiana State University in 1990. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a Minor in Business, as well as Certification in Facilities Management. In 1997, he completed an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. He has worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant since 1997.
Chuck, his wife Tina, and their 2 children make their home in Ellettsville. He and his wife are active in their community and at their church.
Chuck sees patients at the Clarizz Blvd. office.
Todd Pettit completed his education as a Physical Therapy Assistant at the University of Indianapolis in 1997. He has more than 15 years’ experience as a physical therapy assistant in a variety of healthcare settings, including outpatient, rehabilitation facilities and home care settings.
Todd sees patients at the Clarizz office.
Ryan graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science in 2003 and then received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Indiana University in 2006. He has been a physical therapist for nearly 10 years working in San Diego, Lafayette and Bloomington. Ryan joins IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine from the IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine where he has worked for a total of five years.
Ryan sees patients at the Northwest YMCA.