Dr. David Dines is a world-renowned shoulder surgeon who is a former President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society and has been honored as one of the Best Doctors in America and in New York since 1996. He has written numerous articles and textbooks on the subject of shoulder surgery and has given hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of shoulder surgery and sports medicine.
He is one of the foremost authorities on shoulder arthroplasty in the world. He has performed thousands of shoulder replacements, including live surgeries to teach other orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Dines is a developer of the Biomet Biomodular Total Shoulder System, one of the most popular systems used today.
Dr. Dines has extensive experience treating professional athletes. He is currently the Medical Director of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP Tour) and has been the U.S. Davis Cup Tennis Team Physician since 2000. He is the Medical Director for the LI Ducks Minor League Baseball team and an orthopedic consultant for the US Open Tennis Tournament. Previously he served as the Associate Team Physician for the New York Mets Baseball Team.
Academically, David Dines is a member of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Previously he served as Chairman and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is very active in research, winning the Neer Award for Shoulder Research in 2004 and being nominated 3 times since.
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chairman and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at LIJ
Sports Shoulder Injuries
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
ATP Tournament Physician of the Year Award, 2001
Neer Award for Shoulder Research, 2004
New York Magazine Best Doctors: 1997-2011
Best Doctors in America, 1997 to present
Voted Top Ten Graduates of All Time New Jersey College of Medicine, 2005
DirectorAAOS/ASES Shoulder Arthroplasty: Surgical Indications and Techniques Chicago (Rosemont OLC) Nov 21-22,'08, Course Director
ATP Worldwide Tennis Tour for 2009-2010 ( Mens professional tennis), Medical Director
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, President
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
American College of Sports Medicine
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Dines as of March 31, 2014.
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BA, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1970
MD, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, 1974
New York Hospital, New York, 1975
Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, 1979
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
L’Insalata, MD, Dines, MD et al “Natural History of Avascular Necrosis of the Proximal Humerus” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Volume 6 #3 May June 1997
Dines DM, Warren RF, et al “Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty” Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Volume 2 #1 2001 January
Dines DM, Siegel JA “Techniques in Managing Proximal Humeral Malunions Review Article” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Volume 12 #1 Pages 69 – 78 January/February 2003
Grande DA, Mason J, Dines DM et al “Stem Cells as Platform for the Delivery of Genes to Enhance Cartilage Repair” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Volume 85-A Supplement II: 2003 Pages 111 –116
Yao J, Dines DM, Warren RF “Surgical Arthroplasty Options for Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy,” Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Volume 4 #1 26 – 34 2003Vad V, Altchek D, Dines DM et al “Prevalence of Peripheral Neurological in Rotator Cuff Tears with Atrophy” The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Volume 12 #4 Pages 333 – 337 July August 2003
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.