Riley Children's Health

Aki S. Puryear, MD

IU Health

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Aki S. Puryear is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon specializing in:

  • Complex spinal deformity
  • Cervical spine deformity and instability
  • Spine trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis
  • Disc ruptures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Complex limb deformity and reconstruction
  • General pediatric orthopedic conditions

He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and residency at University of Michigan. Dr. Puryear has been in practice since 2003 and joined Riley Children’s Health in 2022.

Originally starting out in engineering, Dr. Puryear soon switched his interests to medicine as he felt a need to help take care of people. He was drawn to orthopedic medicine, wanting to treat people’s knees and total joints, and realized through his fellowship that he wanted to specialize in pediatrics with a focus on spine and limb deformity.

When seeing Dr. Puryear for the first time, you can expect him to get to know your child as more than a patient. He will connect with your child to learn their interests, what they like to read and what activities they like to do before discussing what ailment has brought them into the office. He will help address both the patient’s and family’s concerns in easy-to-understand terms.

When not treating patients, Dr. Puryear enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and children.


Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Medicare HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
Community Health Alliance
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
Community Health System
  • CorVel/Corecare - Workers Compensation
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Encore Workers Compensation
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Indiana Health Network - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health - Workers Compensation
  • IU Health Plans Medicare Advantage
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Select Health Network
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United HMO
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Specialties & Details


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

Complex Spinal Deformity, Cervical Spine Deformity & Instability, Spine Trauma, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis, Disc Ruptures, Spinal Stenosis, Complex Limb Deformity & Reconstruction, General Pedicatric Orthopedic Conditions


School of Medicine:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH


University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North

Physician Group:

Riley Physicians, IU Health Physicians


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