Orthopedic Surgeon Rubs Shoulders with Pros and Amateurs

Physician's Money Digest—November 5, 2014

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And in the case of Joshua Dines, MD, and his father, David Dines, MD, the apple fell about as close to the tree as you can get. That's because Joshua Dines, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and his father practice together at their office in Uniondale, Long Island. 

 "It's a lot of fun, and it's working out well," says Dines of practicing with his father. "[Orthopedics] is something my father still loves to this day. So I think I always had a positive exposure to the field." A love for sports Dines and his father practice sports medicine. But Dines, who played on the golf team while attending Dartmouth and remains an avid sportsman, says he kept an open mind about choosing a career while in college.

"Being around great athletes, people who are the best at what they do, it's inspiring." Dines himself never experienced a serious injury during athletic competition, but between the athletes his father treated and the fellow athletes he played with, he's seen his share.

Helping people, and seeing their appreciation when they're able to get back to doing what they like to do, or what they haven't been able to do for a long time, is the most rewarding aspect of Dines' career.

"Being at Hospital for Special Surgery, being academic and doing a lot of research, has provided opportunities to get involved in other ventures," Dines says. "And if you take advantage of them, I think you can really make a bigger difference on a wider scale."

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