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Ryan J. Plank, M.D.

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

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. 

Dr. Plank is available to see patients at our Crown Point and Schererville offices.

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
    • Covent Christian High School
    • Crown Point High School
    • Illiana Christian High School
    • Kankakee Valley High School
    • Lake Central High School
    • Lowell High School

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

    • Franciscan Health Crown Point
    • Franciscan Point Surgery Center

    Elbow Protocols

    Knee Protocols

    Shoulder Protocols

    Other Protocols

    • “Staff was very courteous, professional, and accommodating. Felt like we were in good hands. Dr. Plank was very caring and spent time answering all our questions. We didn't feel rushed. Great experience. ”
      – Wanda K.
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