Isaac W. Fehrenbacher, M.D.

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Dr. Fehrenbacher joins Orthopaedic Associates as our Trauma Surgeon.

Recertification: July 24, 2018

Medical Education

2015 – 2016
IU Health Deaconess Henderson Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

2010 – 2015
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

2006 – 2010
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Doctorate of Medicine 

2002 – 2005
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Bachelor of Science, General Health Science


Gaski, McKinley, Fehrenbacher
“Quantifying Surgical Magnitude to Predict Physiologic Response to Surgery.”
Study in progress.

Sasso, Fehrenbacher
“Epidural Hematoma in Multilevel Elective Cervical Spinal Fusion.”
Presented at Garceau-Wray Orthopaedic Lectureship

Riew K. Daniel et al.
“Rare Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery.”
Presented at Garceau-Wray Orthopaedic Lectureship

Ertl, Fehrenbacher
“A Biomechanical Comparison of Orthogonal Plates and Posterolateral Locking Compression Plate for Type A Distal Humerus Fractures”
Study in progress

Committees and Course

Pelvic Surgeon Dissection Course
Stryker, Seattle, WA

Essentials of Taylor Spatial Frame Course
Smith and Nephew, Phoenix, AZ

Pelvis and Acetabular Fellows Course
Stryker, Tampa, FL

Surgical Approaches for Internal Fixation
Smith and Nephew, Memphis, TN

2013 – 2015
IU School of Medicine Housestaff Forum
Orthopaedic representative

2013 – 2015
IU Orthopaedics Program Evaluation Committee
Resident representative

Advanced Nailing and MIPPO Course
Stryker, Mahwah, NJ

Periprosthetic Fracture Course
Zimmer, Chicago, IL

AO Trauma Basic
AO/ASIF, New Orleans, LA


IU Orthopaedics George Slavonia Award winner

Gold Humanism Award winner

Volunteer/Leadership Experience

2006 – 2010
IU  School of Medicine Helping Habitat
Co-chair and trip leader for Habitat for Humanity group

2003 – 2006
Purdue University Timmy Foundation
Co-founder of Purdue Chapter, treasurer, and trip leader of a medical mission group providing primary care for Quito, Ecuador.