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E. Matthew Ritter, MD, MHPE, FACS

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Dr. Ritter is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed a General Surgery Residency at David Grant Medical Center / University of California Davis, and a Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Hernia Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He also earned a Masters Degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois, Chicago. His research focuses on applying innovative simulation solutions to surgical education. He is an active member of the Americas Hernia Society, the Association for Surgical Education, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), where he serves on the Board of Governors and has lead multiple education-based committees.

He comes to IU Health after A 30-year military career, including 16 years on faculty in the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he served in multiple roles, including Vice Chairman for Education, and Program Director of the General Surgery residency program. Dr. Ritter has deployed multiple times in direct support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and his clinical practice focuses on advanced laparoscopic and robotic gastrointestinal and hernia surgery.

He now lives in Indianapolis with his wife and son, and his daughter attends James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In his free time, Dr. Ritter enjoys exercising, watching, and playing all kinds of sports and riding motorcycles.


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


General Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

Advanced Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal & Hernia Surgery, Achalasia, GERD, Hiatal Hernia, Paraesophageal Hernia, Diaphragm Hernia, Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation (LINX), Groin Hernia Repair, Groin Pain After Hernia Repair, Abdominal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Robotic Hernia Repair


School of Medicine:

Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences.F Edward Hebert School of Medicine (Maryland)


David Grant USAF Medical Center; Travis AFB, CA


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians


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