Dr. Meneghini is excited to announce the launch of the Indiana Joint Replacement Institute, continuing a 17-year tradition of elite hip and knee replacement care for Hoosier patients across the entire state of Indiana. Call 317-620-0232 for an appointment.

R. Michael Meneghini, MD Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Meneghini is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who is a leading national expert in total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, outpatient joint replacement and computer-assisted surgical techniques. After over a decade at IU Health, Dr. Meneghini has founded the Indiana Joint Replacement Institute (IJRI), an innovative orthopaedic group serving patients throughout the state of Indiana.

Dr. Meneghini is a native Hoosier who obtained an engineering degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago followed by a complex hip and knee replacement fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where Dr. Meneghini was recognized with the prestigious Mark Coventry award for being the outstanding fellow in Hip and Knee Replacement.

Dr. Meneghini has a special interest in clinical and biomechanical orthopedic research. He is the author of over 160 scientific articles on hip and knee replacement, is an invited faculty on numerous national and international educational courses. Dr. Meneghini resides on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Hip and Knee Societies and is in the Presidential line of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).  He is on the Executive Boards of AAHKS, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association (MAOA) and the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR).

Dr. Meneghini has won numerous additional awards and was most recently named in the “Top 22 Knee Surgeons in North America” by Orthopedics This Week and Dr. Meneghini was awarded the Early Career Achievement Award from Indiana University School of Medicine in recognition of distinguished early career achievement in the medical profession. Dr. Meneghini was honored with a Career Achievement Award in 2015 by his engineering undergraduate alma mater, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Direct Anterior Approach and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hip and Knee Replacement in Young Active Patients
  • Computer-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Early Discharge and Outpatient Joint Replacement
  • Cementless total knee replacement
  • Blood conserving surgical techniques
  • Biomechanical analysis of hip and knee replacements

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008


  • Civil Engineering: Rose-Hulman Institute, Terre Haute, IN
  • Medical: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Hip and Knee Replacement Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


  • Dr. Meneghini is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters.

Honors, Awards and Recognitions

  • 2022 Americas Most Honored Doctors (Top 1%)
  • 2022 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2021 Americas Most Honored Doctors (Top 1%)
  • 2021 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2021 AAHKS Clinical Research Award
  • 2021 MAOA Carl L. Nelson, MD Award
  • 2021 MAOA Dallas B. Phemister, MD Award
  • 2020 Americas Most Honored Doctors (Top 1%)
  • 2020 Hospital for Special Surgery Annual Meeting Richard S. Laskin, MD Research Award
  • 2020 AAHKS Clinical Research Award
  • 2020 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2019 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Achievement Award Recipient
  • 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal Healthcare Hero Nominee
  • 2018 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2018 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2017 Best Doctors in America 
  • 2017 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2016 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2015 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2015 Career Achievement Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • 2014 Castle Connelly Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctor”
  • 2014 Orthopedics This Week, “Top 22 Knee Surgeons in North America”
  • 2013 Castle Connelly Indianapolis “Top Doctor”
  • 2013 Membership in the Hip Society
    Prestigious organization of top hip replacement surgeons nationally limited to 100 members
  • 2013 Orthopedics Today Award, “Top 40 Leaders in Joint Replacement”
  • 2013 Arthritis Foundation: Indianapolis Arthritis Walk Medical Honoree
  • 2012 Indianapolis Monthly “Top Doctors”
  • 2010 Membership in the Knee Society
    Prestigious organization of top knee replacement surgeons with 170 international members
  • 2007 St. Vincent Hospital Young Investigator Achievement in Research Award
  • 2006 Indiana University School of Medicine Early Career Achievement Award
    Alumnus within 15 years of graduation in honor of distinguished career achievement
  • 2005 Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Award
    Presented to the outstanding Mayo Clinic Fellow in Adult Reconstruction

Current Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Biomechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN