Dr. Hoyer attended Wabash College, where he played varsity basketball and graduated with honors. After completion of his undergraduate education, he was awarded his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and he is board-certified in orthopedic surgery.
He went on to residency training in orthopedic surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was elected to attend the AOA residence leadership conference and named outstanding chief resident. He completed his post-graduate training with a fellowship in surgery of the hand and upper extremity at Tufts Medical Center and the prestigious New England Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Hoyer’s clinical expertise encompasses all areas of the adult upper extremity, including traumatic injuries, degenerative conditions, sports injuries, and peripheral nerve disorders. He is also well versed in traumatic injuries to the pediatric upper extremity. He has a special interest in elbow pathology, including fractures, instability, elbow arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. Additionally, he is interested in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty of the shoulder.?
Dr. Hoyer is a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, AMA and the Indiana State Medical Association. He is an Emerging Leader in the American Orthopedic Association and one of the 2021 ASSH Young Leaders
More About Dr. Hoyer
When did you know you were going to be a healthcare provider? (or why did you select a career in healthcare?)
I was the kid who raised his hand in 1st grade and told the teacher I wanted to be a doctor. It’s what I’ve wanted to do professionally for as long as I can remember. And I’m so glad I was able to achieve that goal. I love the challenges and satisfaction that come with this profession. I’m blessed to be able to help patients, some with simple problems and some with really difficult problems, get back to their jobs, their families, their lives.
How would you describe your approach to patient care?
I try to approach patient care the way I would want a doctor to care for me: we are part of a team focused on getting the patient better. My first goal is to make sure I understand what the person in front of me is worried about and what they are feeling. How is this problem affecting their life? Additionally, I believe many problems affecting the hand and arm can be successfully treated without surgery. Things like oral medications, splinting, and therapy are often successful first-line treatments. Finally, I try to ensure my recommendations make sense to the patient, that they understand why I’m suggesting a particular treatment.
How would you describe IHTSC to patients? What should they know?
I hope that people coming to the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center understand what a special place they’ve chosen for their care. We have a 50-year history of excellence, and the surgeons here are leaders in the field: society presidents, authors, teachers, and inventors. And all of that expertise is right here, in Indianapolis, directed at getting you back to what you want to do.
Three years post total shoulder replacement and I am feeling better every week. From a serious biking accident that fractured my scapula in multiple locations and shattered the glenoid, Dr. Hoyer repaired a prior surgery that was unsuccessful and replaced the shoulder, and his team ensured my recovery would be successful.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
- Henry H. Banks Outstanding Chief Resident
- Resident Leadership Forum Delegate, American Orthopaedic Association
- Cum laude, Wabash College
- Intramedullary Button Distal Biceps Tendon Repair: A Pilot Study. Alexander Choo, MD, Michael Dziekan, BS, Reed Hoyer, MD. Electronic poster, American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting
- Flexor Tenolysis, ASSH Precourse ASSH Annual Meeting
- Complex Distal Radius Fractures: When is volar plating not indicated, appropriate, or sufficient? Reed Hoyer, MD Presentation, Indiana Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting.
- Surgical Treatment of Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis of the Elbow. Jeremy Axe, M.D., Dave Daniels, BS, Reed Hoyer, M.D. Presentation, ISAKOS Congres