David M. Dines, MD

David Dines

Title: Chief Shoulder Surgeon
Company: Hospital for Special Surgery
Location: Uniondale, New York, United States

David M. Dines, MD, Chief Shoulder Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in orthopedic medicine.

An internationally renowned figure in his field, Dr. Dines is a senior orthopedic attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery and an adjunct professor at Cornell University Medical College, the latter of which he has held since 1983. A foremost authority on shoulder arthroplasty, he has performed thousands of shoulder replacements and was a developer of the Biomet Biomodular Total Shoulder System, one of the most prevalent systems used today. A former associate team physician for the New York Mets, he is the medical director for the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team and the Association of Tennis Professionals. Prior to his current roles, he served as chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Dines has been a trustee of the Board of Journal Shoulder and Elbow Surgery since 2005 and fundraiser of the Hospital for Special Surgery since 1979. He has contributed more than 100 articles to professional journals and has performed two live surgeries to instruct other orthopedic surgeons in the United States and abroad. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Association, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, where he served as president in 2005.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Dines pursued a formal education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Lehigh University in 1970. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1974 and he completed an internship at New York Hospital the following year. Completing two residencies in orthopedic surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery from 1974 to 1979, he was a fellow with the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1980 and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery in 1981. Dr. Dines is licensed to practice in the state of New York and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Dines has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Named One of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons every year since 2005, he has also been named one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1999. New York Magazine has listed him among the Best Doctors in New York every year since 1996, and he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2010. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dines was the recipient of the Neer Award for Shoulder Basic Science Research in 2005 and 2006, as well as the John Chanley Memorial Award from the University of Liverpool in 1996.

Married to Judith Lori Dines since 1973, Dr. Dines is the proud father of two children. He enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare time. Notably, he has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

For more:

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