IU Health

Timothy M. Steiner, MD

IU Health

Orthopedic Surgery | Sports Medicine

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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.

Dr Steiner has been in practice in Bloomington since 2007. He served as medical director from 2011-2019 and helped grow the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine from a private practice of 5 surgeons to and IU Health service line including 9 surgeons, 11 physicians assistants, and over 140 employees.

Dr. Steiner has dedicated time to local high school athletic departments, as well as IU club sports including rugby and hockey. In conjunction with the IU Student Health Center, he has been providing medical care for the Indiana University Little 500 bicycle race, combining his passions of orthopedics and cycling, for the last 15 years.

Dr. Steiner is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and enjoys educating medical students on the fundamental concepts of orthopedics. He is a frequent guest lecturer for Indiana University’s undergraduate and graduate level athletic training programs.

Not only is he dedicated to the IU Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine practice, 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 and now commonplace 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.

Currently, he is the orthopedic consultant for the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Sports Medicine Committee. He also serves as a district representative for the Indiana State Medical Association’s Commission for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Steiner is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

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 and shoulder, as well as general care of the injured athlete. He has developed a special interest in open shoulder surgery, including fracture care and shoulder replacement, and currently is one of the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeons in the state.

Dr. Steiner lives in Bloomington with his wife, Jill, and their two children. He is an avid cyclist, alpinist, and alpine skier. He has served on a number of local boards and committees – including Wonderlab Museum and the Monroe County YMCA – to better the community in which he lives and practices.


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 HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
  • 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 - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health - Workers Compensation
IU Health Plans
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
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Prime
  • 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


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Conditions & Treatments:

Knee Arthroscopy, Cartilage Injuries, ACL Reconstruction, Multi-ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Repair, Shoulder Stabilization, Sports Medicine


School of Medicine:

Indiana University School of Medicine


Wayne State University - Detroit Medical Center


Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Bedford, IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Paoli

Physician Group:

IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians

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