Dr. Bal is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia, specializing in hip and knee replacement. He is also Adjunct Professor of Material Sciences at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri.
Dr. Bal earned his MD from Cornell University Medical College in New York.
He completed his surgical residency training at the University of California-San Francisco and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery was done at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Bal is also a licensed attorney with experience in consulting for law firms nationwide, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amedica Corporation in Salt Lake City, a medical device company focused on developing silicon nitride ceramics for the orthopaedic market.