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Dr. Brian Ratigan

Dr. Brian Ratigan

Dr. Brian Ratigan is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine with an interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. He is the team physician for Notre Dame football and baseball.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Knee
  • Robotic Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Replacement


Foot & Ankle



Sports Medicine

Fellowship in Sports Medicine

  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School

  • Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Practice Locations

  • 53880 Carmichael Drive
    South Bend, IN 46635
  • 60160 Bodnar Blvd
    Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • 5218 Beck Drive Suite 10
    Elkhart, IN 46516

Hospital & Surgery Center Locations

  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
  • Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend
  • Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital - Mishawaka
  • After suffering a second ACL tear in the 2018 season, former Notre Dame and current San Diego Charger linebacker Drue Tranquill had surgery performed by Dr. Ratigan to repair his knee. Tranquill recovered from the surgery and was able to compete in the 2019 NFL combine.

    "They asked me about it at the combine and all the doctors looked at the MRIs, who said they would not have been able to tell I had surgery. That's a credit to Dr. Brian Ratigan and the quality of surgery he did and our rehab here. I feel as strong as ever,” said Tranquill. Drue is continuing his professional career with the Chargers today.

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    • Dr. Brian Ratigan and Dr. Christopher Balint: Right at Home

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    • Dr. Brian Ratigan: A Dream Come True

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    • Irish Legend: Former player and current team doctor – Dr. Brian Ratigan

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    • Drew White: Notre Dame’s new medicine man at linebacker

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    • The new gold standard? Precision knee replacement surgery in Michiana

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Health Grades
  • Quite simply, he's the best ortho surgeon in the St. Joseph County area. We all hope to never need one but if you gotta get something fixed you may as well use the best.
  • Always takes time to explain things and cares about your issues. Been seeing him for a few years now and highly recommend to others.
  • Had torn rotator cuff surgery. He did an excellent job and has a great personality! Very happy with him! Bill
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian L Ratigan - Posted on March 24th, 2020

    Very understanding dr, explained everything about knee and surgery. He is very caring & spends time with you at appointments and not rushing out and leaving you hanging . Great Dr.!!
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian L Ratigan - Posted on May 7th, 2019

    I had my knee blow out... completely severed ACL, torn MCL, and a torn meniscus. It took 6 weeks of going from hospital to physician to MRI and finally for referral to Dr. Ratigan. I had surgery shortly after that. It was outpatient. Everything was timely, managed properly, very professional, and always time for questions or concerns. I felt like I was in very good hands with Dr. Ratigan and his staff. They were very friendly and helpful all the time. After surgery they helped me get set up with physical therapy closer to my home. I felt the surgery went very well, minimal pain. Recovery went well.
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian L Ratigan - Posted on December 8th, 2016

    After a horrible accident that could have changed my life for the worst I was steered by the ER doctor to BR, who has a pleasant manner, while giving out the unvarnished facts. I am well pleased with the outcome of my surgery and if I had to do it again he'd be the best choice in the area. Having played sports professionally himself, he has a good understanding of major injuries and their consequences, but he takes seriously the concerns of amateur athletes like myself.
  • Self-verified patient of Dr. Brian L Ratigan - Posted on June 17th, 2016

    The most amazing doctor I have ever seen (and I have quite a few). He repaired my rotator cuff and did an outstanding job. He has been in your shoes before, he can relate and makes sure you understand what is going on. If Notre Dame trusts him to do the surgeries on the football players, you know he is good! Can't say enough about him!!!
  • South bend Lions
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Saint Joseph Health System
  • Beacon Health System
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Arthrex
  • Breg
  • Smith+Nephew
  • DePuy Synthes