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Team physicians for Iowa Western Reivers
Dr. Blake M. Bodendorfer, a orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, as well as the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee.

Blake M. Bodendorfer, M.D.Sports Medicine/Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Bodendorfer is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. 


  • Shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee arthroscopy
  • Primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty/replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair, shoulder labrum/SLAP repair and biceps tenodesis
  • Open shoulder stabilization procedures, such as the Latarjet procedure
  • Elbow UCL reconstruction and repair (Tommy John surgery)
  • Knee osteotomies (high tibial osteotomy, distal femoral osteotomy, tibial tubercle osteotomy)
  • Cartilage preservation and transplant
  • Meniscus debridement (meniscectomy), repair and transplant
  • ACL reconstruction and repair
  • Tendon and ligament repairs and reconstructions
  • Fracture care


Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, 2021
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2020
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Academic Chief Resident

Doctor of Medicine, 2015
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Missouri

Bachelor of Arts, 2011
Majors: Biology and Chemistry
Minors: Business Administration and Global Studies
Summa cum Laude, Honors in Biology and Chemistry

Professional organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA)
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Medical Association (AMA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Drury University Alumni Association
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alumni Association
University of Missouri Alumni Association


Licensed to Practice in:

  • Iowa
  • Nebraska

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