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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.

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. Dr. Steiner 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 the OSI 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 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 IU Health Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Bloomington.

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. 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.

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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