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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Joshua Dines is a member of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is an Assistant team physician for the NY Mets and team doctor for the US Davis Cup tennis team and a consultant for the LA Dodgers. Based on his expertise in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, he is a member pf the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society.
  • Clinically, Dr. Josh Dines uses the most innovative arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat the majority of shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle problems including: rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations (instability and labral tears), and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears. He has a particular interest in joint replacement surgery of the shoulder (Primary and revision Shoulder Arthroplasty and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty) and tendon injuries (rotator cuff, Distal Biceps, and Achilles).
  • He is very active in both clinical and laboratory research with a particular interest in rotator cuff tendon healing, shoulder replacement, and injuries to overhand athletes (baseball, tennis). He has published numerous papers and given talks nationally and internationally on elbow injuries in baseball players, rotator cuff tears, shoulder replacement surgery, and Tommy John Surgery. His novel research on the use of growth factors and biologics to enhance tendon healing has resulted in national awards. Currently, Josh is editing two textbooks: Sports Medicine Injuries in Baseball and Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle.
  • In addition to dedicating a significant amount of time to teaching other orthopedic surgeons, Josh has an interest in increasing public awareness and knowledge of sports injuries. He authors a column on the Huffington Post and has served as a guest contributor on Fox 5 New York.


  • Medical School - Cornell University
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=dines%20joshua
  • http://www.hss.edu/physicians_dines-joshua.asp

Professional Memberships

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Language Spoken

  • English