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.
Dr. David M. Dines
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.
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sports Shoulder Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Treatment of Shoulder Instability / Shoulder Dislocations
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Chairman-Emeritus 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 (Men’s professional tennis), Medical Director
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, President
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2002-2024
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2024
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 1996-2013, 2021, 2022
Newsday Top Doctors on Long Island, 2008-2017
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

2023 – Complete Restoration of Native Glenoid Width Improves Glenohumeral Biomechanics After Simulated Latarjet.

Am J Sports Med
Rauck RC, Brusalis CM, Jahandar A, Lamplot JD, Dines DM, Warren RF, Gulotta LV, Kontaxis A, Taylor SA

2023 – Artificial Intelligence for Automated Identification of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Implants.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Kunze KN, Jang SJ, Li TY, Pareek A, Finocchiaro A, Fu MC, Taylor SA, Dines JS, Dines DM, Warren RF, Gulotta LV

2023 – Epidemiology of Common Injuries in the Volleyball Athlete.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med
Young WK, Briner W, Dines DM

2023 – High Rate of Clinically Meaningful Achievement in Outcomes After Subacromial Balloon Spacer Implantation for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Am J Sports Med
Kunze KN, Moran J, Cecere R, Taylor SA, Fu MC, Warren RF, Dines DM, Gulotta LV, Dines JS

2023 – Subacromial Balloon Spacer Implantation for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears Is Associated With Restoration of the Acromiohumeral Interval and Glenohumeral Center of Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Laboratory Studies.

Am J Sports Med
Kunze KN, Moran J, Taylor SA, Fu MC, Rodeo SA, Warren RF, Dines DM, Gulotta LV, Dines JS

2023 – Factors Associated with Humeral Stem Revision in Anatomic to Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Revision.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Kew ME, Mathew JI, Moran J, Fu MC, Taylor SA, Dines JS, Blaine TA, Dines DM, Gulotta LV

2023 – How accurate are positive preoperative aspiration culture results in shoulder periprosthetic joint infection? A concordance study.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Hutchinson ID, Mathew JI, Taylor SA, Fu MC, Dines DM, Carli AV, Mironenko C, Gulotta LV

2023 – Association Between Limited English Language Proficiency and Disparities in Length of Stay and Discharge Disposition After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Kunze KN, Estrada JA, Apostolakos J, Fu MC, Taylor SA, Gulotta LV, Dines DM, Dines JS

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Testimonials For Dr. David Dines

Dr. Josh Dines is a great surgeon who’s so down to earth and treats you like family. He’s operated on my daughter and myself twice. If you need any surgery on your knees or shoulders, don’t hesitate to call him.
Gina D.
You will never find a doctor that is more experienced and knowledgeable than David Dines. I went to my visit fearing the worst and left feeling hopeful and relieved. Dr.Dines gave me options and ideas while thoroughly explaining my injury in terms that I could understand. Skip the rest and go to the best.
Bernard H.
Most professional and well organized medical office you will ever encounter. Never waited in waiting room more than 5 minutes. Ever. As for Dr Dines, he is simply the best. Don’t know what else to say.
John G.
I am 4 weeks out form a complete shoulder replacement by Dr. David Dines. I could not be happier or more grateful for how well I am doing. All arthritic pain is gone, and I am ahead of schedule in my recovery. I had minimal to no pain, never took an opioid, and slept in my bed on my first day home. I would highly recommend Dr. Dines and HSS to anyone considering having their shoulder replaced.
Thomas W.