Other Information:

Dr. Rhea is joining Eliis & Badenhausen Orthopaedics after finishing his orthopaedic training in Jacksonville, FL at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. He completed an additional year of training at the University of Louisville in hip and knee replacement, focusing on complex, revision hip and knee replacements. He is a Louisville native and graduated from Trinity High School. His focus is treating patients like a member of his family. In his spare time, Dr. Rhea and his wife and two daughters, playing the guitar and piano, hunting and fishing.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Eligible American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)



Transylvania University

Medical School

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Orthopaedic Residency

University of Florida Jacksonville

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

University of Louisville