Melissa A. Kacena

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Kacena is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at IU School of Medicine.  She received her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and NASA Ames Research Center.  She completed her postdoctoral training in Orthopaedics at Yale University School of Medicine, where she was promoted to Assistant Professor before being recruited to IU in 2007. 


(317) 278-3482 

Orthopaedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology