OrthoIndy's Dr. Dean Maar dies during home invasion

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Dean Maar, MD, a former vice president and board member of OrthoIndy, was shot and killed in his home last week, according to an RTV6 Indianapolis report


Police responded Nov. 27 to a burglary in progress at Dr. Maar's home and found him dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Dr. Maar, 61, was an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoIndy at the time of his death.

His obituary reads: "Dr. Maar died defending his family from an act of senseless violence on November 27, 2019. His final decision in this life exemplifies his character. While preparing to host a large Thanksgiving dinner with his extended family, he was the victim of a home invasion. He confronted the armed attackers and sacrificed his life to save the Love of His Life."

Dr. Maar earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

"He will be remembered for his integrity in all aspects of his patient care and contributions to the practice," said Tim Dicke, MD, president and CEO of OrthoIndy, in a statement published by WTHR, an NBC affiliate. Dr. Maar performed total hip and knee replacements and was an orthopedic trauma surgeon. He was also the assistant editor for The Journal of Arthroplasty from 1991 to 1999 and named an Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor from 2014 to 2019.

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