robert m. baltera

Robert M. Baltera, MDphysician

Dr. Baltera earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University. He was valedictorian of his medical school class at the State University of New York Health Science Center, where he completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery. In 1991, Dr. Baltera completed his fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He is Board Certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and holds a Certification of Added Qualification in hand and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Baltera maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Indiana University School of Medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has received numerous honors for his academic and research accomplishments and continues to serve as an educator in his field.

Dr. Baltera is currently the Managing Partner of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center.

Dr. Baltera has special interests in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, post-traumatic reconstruction, nerve compression syndromes, and sports-related injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Dr. Baltera can see patients at the following locations

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Fractures and Dislocations: Hand
Robert Baltera, M.D., Hill Hasstings II, M.D., Kavi Sachar, M.D., and Surasak Jitprapaikulsarn, M.D. ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery Chapter 13

Repair and Reconstruction of the Ruptured Triceps Tendon
“Pronator Transfer for Anterior Subluxation of the Distal Ulna.” Journal of Hand Surgery, 18A(1): 53-56, 1993.

“Fractures of the Distal Radius Treated by External Fixation and Limited Dorsal Arthrotomy”
Robert Baltera, M.D., John Fernandez, M.D. Atlas of Hand Clinics Volume 2, Number 1, March 1997

“Arterial Thoracic Outlet Syndrome as a Cause of Hand Pain”
Robert Baltera, M.D. Publication of the Foundation For Hand Research Issue One, Volume 4, 1994

American Society for Surgery of the Hand 1995 – Present
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1995 – Present
Indianapolis Orthopaedic Society 1993 – Present
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Continuing Education Sub-committee 1998 – 1999