Dr. Badell received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University in 2013 where he was recognized as an academic founder’s scholar. He then went on to complete a master’s degree in biomedical science where he finished in the top of his class. Dr. Badell then attended Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago and earned his doctorate in podiatric medicine and surgery. He then went on to complete a comprehensive three-year trauma, reconstructive, and elective foot and ankle surgery residency at Community Health Network in Indianapolis. While in residency, Dr. Badell was exposed to a wide variety of surgical techniques throughout the lower extremity including trauma, arthritis care, deformity correction and reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, and limb salvage among many others.
Dr. Badell has also been involved in several research activities from his undergraduate education in psychology continuing into the present day. He has published in national journals, as well as presenting at both national and regional academic conferences.