Dr. Baele, a native of Indiana, received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University in 1977 and his medical degree from Indiana University in 1981. In 1982, Dr. Baele completed an internship at Methodist Hospital. He then completed his residency at Indiana University in 1987 and immediately went to work at OrthoIndy.
Dr. Baele is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Indiana State Medical Association. He is certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a team physician for the Naptown Roller Girls.