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Dr. Thomas Bemenderfer

Dr. Thomas Bemenderfer

Dr. Bemenderfer is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, and deformity correction.

  • Foot & Anke
  • Knee

Dr. Bemenderfer is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle trauma, degenerative arthritis, and deformity correction. He earned his Bachelor of Science-Business at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business. He was a chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center and trained under the mentorship of Drs. Bob Anderson, Hodges Davis, Kent Ellington, Carroll Jones, Todd Irwin, and Scott Shawen in Charlotte, North Carolina. He then completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan further learning to manage complexities of the lower extremity under the guidance of Drs. John Anderson, Donald Bohay, and John Maskill.

Dr. Bemenderfer continues his medical education regularly, through research articles and courses on the latest techniques. His current scholastic interests include total ankle arthroplasty and minimally invasive techniques in foot and ankle surgery. His mission is to provide excellent patient care, restore and optimize function, and improve quality of life of his patients.

Outside of work, Dr. Bemenderfer devotes his time to his family. He and his wife, Sara, have one young son who fills each day with love and laughter. The Bemenderfer's are avid Notre Dame fans. You can regularly spot Dr. Bemenderfer with his family decked out in ND gear and cheering on the Irish.

Fellowship

  • Orthopedic Association of Michigan - Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Foot & Ankle Fellowship

Residency

  • Carolinas Medical Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Medical School

  • Indiana University School of Medicine

Undergraduate

  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis, Indiana
    Master of Business Administration
  • University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois

Medical Society Memberships

  • AOA C.McCollister Evarts Leadership Resident
  • AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
  • James Gordan Kidd, JR MD Resident
  • American Medical Association Member & Representative

Practice Locations

  • 53880 Carmichael Drive
    South Bend, IN 46635
  • 60160 Bodnar Blvd
    Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • 2349 Lake Ave Suite 201
    Plymouth, IN 46563
  • 5218 Beck Drive Suite 10
    Elkhart, IN 46516

Hospital & Surgery Center Locations

  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - Mishawaka
  • Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend
  • Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital - Mishawaka
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth Campus
  • 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