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Brian M. Christie, MD

IU Health

Hand Surgery | Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Brian Christie grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Dartmouth College and lived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he developed a strong interest in serving patients in need. He subsequently attended Duke School of Medicine where he was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow. He then moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he completed his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, met his wife, Patti, and developed a love for the Midwest.

He then traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to obtain a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He then completed his fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Stanford University, before returning to the Midwest and joining the faculty at Indiana University.

Christie enjoys reconstructive surgery because of the ability to help restore patients’ sense of wholeness after trauma, cancer removal, or arthritis. He is particularly interested in hand and wrist surgery because of the immense importance of the use of one’s hands in everyday life. He performs clinical research investigating outcomes in hand and wrist surgery, and in surgeon decision-making, and has multiple book chapters and publications in top reconstructive surgical journals. He also has a strong interest in global health, where he works to teach and provide care to patients in need across the world.

Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their growing family. He is an avid scuba diver and snowboarder. Though he enjoys IU sports, he is a Badger at heart!

Christie places great importance in patient-centered care, and in shared decision-making when discussing difficult surgeries and challenging conditions. He enjoys taking the time to explain a patient’s condition to them, and ensure that they understand the options, both surgical and nonsurgical, available to them. He is committed to excellence in the quality of care he and his team delivers.


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


Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery, Arthritis, Bone Nonunion Repair, Bone Reconstruction of Extremities, Brachial Plexus Surgery, Burns of Hand or Body, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, Distal Radius Fractures, Dupuytren's Contracture, Exposed Hardware of Upper & Lower Extremities, Free Flap Reconstruction of Extremities, Free Functional Muscle Transfer, General Plastic Surgery, Guyon's Canal Syndrome, Hand Surgery, Hand & Wrist Fractures, Hand Infections, Hand Trauma, Hand Tumors, Masses, or Ganglions, Joint Replacement, Limb Salvage, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Microvascular Reconstruction, Mohs Reconstruction of Hand, Extremities, Face, & Scalp, Nerve Injury, Nerve Transfers, Polydactyly, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Replantation


School of Medicine:

Duke University School of Medicine


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics; Madison, WI


Stanford University School of Medicine

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North, IU Health Tipton, IU Health West

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians


Research Publications
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