Jennifer L. Bayer, M.D.
Dr. Bayer was born and raised in Lowell, Indiana. Her interest in pursuing a career in orthopaedics and sports medicine surgery started after breaking her ankle during a college basketball game her senior season. Dr. Bayer’s many hobbies include: cooking, reading, mountain biking, hiking, and anything sports related. To date she has run two half-marathons and one off-road triathlon.
Dr. Bayer is board certified in orthopaedic surgery as well as subspeciality certified in sports medicine (also known as CAQ in sports medicine). She attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA for undergraduate where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors in biology. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine where she received honors including Alpha Omega Alpha. After medical school, Dr. Bayer completed her orthopaedic residency at the University of Michigan and her sports medicine fellowship at University of Wisconsin where she provided team coverage for several sports.
Dr. Bayer currently volunteers in her free time at Lowell High School where she graduated from in 1999. She has previously worked as assistant football team physician at Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan assistant team physician for both hockey and football. She worked with numerous teams while at the University of Wisconsin, including football, hockey, cheerleading, swimming, track, cross country and crew. While at University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bayer worked as assistant team physician for the January 2013 Rose Bowl game against Stanford. She has also provided team coverage in the past for the Gary Railcats minor league baseball team, Lake Central Indians, and Merrillville Pirates.