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Ryan J. Plank, M.D.


Ankle, Elbow, Hand, Joint Replacement, Knee, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Wrist

Patient Reviews

Verified Patient Rating: 5 (4 patient reviews and ratings)
“Dr. Plank is very professional and highly attentive to his patients. He did an amazing job on my knee surgery. I couldn't be happier with him as my...”
– Shawn C.
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Dr. Ryan Plank is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, work-related injuries and conditions, general orthopedics, and upper extremity concerns. He joined Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute in 2011. Dr. Plank’s surgical expertise includes shoulder and knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, ankle and wrist fracture surgery, shoulder and knee replacement, carpal tunnel release, and rotator cuff repair. In his practice, Dr. Plank’s goal is to return patients of all ages to their previous level of function to help them enjoy life again. 

An Indiana native, Dr. Plank completed his undergraduate studies in science at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame. He went on to earn his medical degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He continued his training through a categorical orthopedic surgery internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and later served as a staff orthopedic surgeon at Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Georgia. 

In and outside of his practice, Dr. Plank loves sports, both competitive and recreational. He follows Notre Dame football and enjoys spending time with his family. 

Clinical Staff: Danielle Mankin, P.A.,
Christine Blasko, M.A.

Direct Phone Line: (219) 250-5017

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Studies: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Categorical Orthopedic Surgery Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Military Service

  • United States Army, Major
  • Winn Army Community Hospital, Staff Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Affiliations

  • Boone Grove High School
  • Crown Point High School
  • Lowell High School

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Community Surgery Center
  • Franciscan Point Surgery Center
  • Franciscan St. Anthony Health
  • Munster Community Hospital
  • The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
“As always, my experience with Dr. Plank and staff was very positive. Waiting time was reasonable for such a busy office. The conservative approach is my main reason for going to Dr. Plank. He spends a fair amount of time with me and I feel satisfied with our decisions when I leave.”
– Bill B.
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