Specializing in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Dr. Dierckman is one of our orthopedic sports medicine surgeons, specializing in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle.
Dr. Dierckman grew up in Fort Wayne, IN and attended the University of Notre Dame on a full-ride scholarship and was distinguished as a prestigious Notre Dame Scholar. He majored in biochemistry and graduated with Honors. In his free time, he was a walk-on member and Monogram winner of the football team, and was nominated for numerous University and national academic excellence awards.
After graduating from Notre Dame, Dr. Dierckman went on to attend medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He graduated near the top of his class and was nominated for the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Dierckman then decided to head south for five years, completing his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, one of the premier programs in the country.
Following residency, Dr. Dierckman then headed to the sunny skies of southern California to complete an additional year of fellowship training. He was fortunate enough to be selected for a fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, learning advanced arthroscopic techniques in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle from world-renowned surgeons. He also had the opportunity to participate in the care of high school, collegiate as well as NFL, NBA and MLB athletes, learning the nuances of sports medicine from leaders in the field.
As a former collegiate athlete, Dr. Dierckman has first-hand knowledge of the special and unique demands of athletes. His interest and passion for sports is what motivated him to pursue a career in sports medicine. “Since I could no longer play, there was no better way for me to stay connected to sports than by taking care of athletes.” Dr. Dierckman has had several orthopedic sports medicine surgeries of his own, so he also has the unique perspective as a patient. He understands the passion and desire athletes have to return to their sport, and it is his commitment to do everything in his power to “get you back in the game.” And even if you’re not a competitive athlete, Dr. Dierckman will treat you with the absolutely highest level of care available. One of Dr. Dierckman’s favorite aspects of practicing medicine is the opportunity to teach and educate patients, and is committed to spending whatever time is necessary for you to fully understand your condition and its treatment.
Dr. Dierckman also has a strong academic interest in sports medicine. He’s been recognized as one of the future leaders of arthroscopy and sports medicine. In his young career, he has already written over 30 articles and book chapters, given presentations locally, nationally and internationally, and reviews submissions to several of the premier journals in the field. He has several ongoing research interests, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder dislocations, outcomes following hip arthroscopy as well as arthroscopic treatment of cartilage injuries of the ankle.
In his free time, Dr. Dierckman enjoys playing golf and tennis as well as weight-lifting, spending time with his wife Michelle, daughter Molly and son Brody, and traveling around the world.
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