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David M. Dines, MD

Sports Medicine Surgeon
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About Dr. Dines


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 Institute at HSS 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.

Learn more about Dr. Dines at www.dinesorthopedics.com.

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Special Expertise

Shoulder Replacement
Sports Shoulder Injuries
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery

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Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Chairman and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at LIJ


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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 20 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2022
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 1996-2013, 2021, 2022
Newsday Top Doctors on Long Island, 2008, 2010-2022
US News and World Report Best Doctors 2011-2015
Voted Top Ten Graduates of All Time New Jersey College of Medicine, 2005
Neer Award for Shoulder Research, 2004
ATP Tournament Physician of the Year Award, 2001
Sir John Charnley Medal Winner for Achievement in Total Shoulder Technology, 1996


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

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Dines performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Dines

Selected Journal Articles


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Dines as of January 22, 2024.

  • Zimmer Biomet - Consultant

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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