At the St.Vincent Center for Joint Replacement, we are committed to
providing extraordinary individualized care for you and your family.
Your care team is made up of many players--some of whom you will see
every day and some who work behind the scenes. It takes a lot of people
working together to help you regain your ability to participate more
fully in life!
All of our orthopaedic surgeons are board certified, and our surgical
staff of nurses and operating room technicians have been specially
trained in hip and knee replacement procedures.
The following personnel are involved in your care:
- Orthopedic surgeon
- Administration representative (RN)
- Inpatient unit director (RN)
- Practice facilitators (RN)
- Inpatient unit nursing Staff (RN, LPN, Tech)
- Case manager (RN)
- Orthopaedic technologist
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Respiratory therapist
- Anticoagulation pharmacist
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Dr. Fisher, an Indiana native, received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1977. He attended Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis for his post-graduate studies and received his medical degree from Indiana University in 1982.
Dr. Fisher interned at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis before completing his residency in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Indiana University in 1987. He then went to St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to perform a one-year fellowship in joint implant surgery.
Dr. Fisher is affiliated with four Indianapolis-area hospitals: Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, Methodist, Community and St. Vincent. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a board member of the Orthopaedic Research Foundation, as well as a past president of the Indiana Orthopaedic Research Foundation. Dr. Fisher is the current director of the Total Joint Center of Excellence at the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital.
Dr. Fisher has had numerous articles published in professional journals, presented to both national and international medical associations and participated in many research projects and FDA trials.
Dr. Hellman graduated cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1981. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan College of Medicine in 1985 and became a resident in the department of orthopaedic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1990.
Dr. Hellman spent two years as an orthopaedic surgeon at Suburban Heights Medical Center in Chicago before accepting a one-year fellowship in adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bern in Bern, Switzerland for two months. He then joined the staff of Indiana University as an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery from 1993 to 1999. In 1999, Dr. Hellman joined Orthopaedics Indianapolis.
Dr. Hellman has given numerous presentations. He has authored many articles on arthroplasty of the hip and knee.
Dr. Hupfer graduated from Indiana University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, in 1980. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1984. Dr. Hupfer completed an internship in General Surgery at Metropolitan Northwest Detroit Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed fellowships in Adult Reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma in Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Hupfer serves as the team physician for the Indiana Pacers and is a member of the NBA Team Physicians Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Maar completed his undergraduate studies at DePauw University in Greencastle, graduating in 1981. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985 and completed an Orthopaedic residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Maar completed two fellowships in 1991: one in Arthritis and Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and another in Ilizarov Reconstruction at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.
Dr. Maar has had manuscripts published in Orthopedics, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Arthroplasty and other medical periodicals. He has presented on national and international levels and served as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty from 1991 to 1999.