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Loder to Lead Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine

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Dr. Loder is the George J. Garceau Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined the IU School of Medicine faculty in 2003 following four years as chief of staff at Twin Cities Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

A 1980 graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Loder also held academic appointments in surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.

A native of Colorado, he holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado. He completed his internship and orthopedic residency at the Medical College of Ohio and a fellowship at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Dallas. As a  Harrington Fellow, Dr. Loder’s focus was in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis.  

He is a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental medicine, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopaedic Association and the Scoliosis Research Society, as well as the Indianapolis Medical Society and the Indiana Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Loder has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” since 1998. He has received numerous honors, including 2006 Teacher of the Year Award, presented by orthopedic surgery residents, and the 2004 Riley Hospital for Children Red Shoes Award for excellence in patient care.

Dr. Loder’s primary research interest is in pediatric hip disorders, pediatric fractures and trauma, measurement variability in pediatric orthopedics, and the demographics and epidemiology of pediatric orthopedic conditions.