Dr. Joshua Dines is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He has been featured in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors Issue, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America, and Newsday’s Best Doctors on Long Island. Dr. Dines is an Assistant team physician for the NY Mets, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Consultant for the New York Rangers, and a consultant for the LA Dodgers. He was previously the doctor for the US Davis Cup tennis team and currently serves as a consultant for USA Tennis.
Dr. Joshua S. Dines
Dr. Dines has dedicated his career to understanding and treating sports injuries with a particular interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee. He has developed novel techniques and implants to improve the results of common surgical procedures. Additionally, he has done significant research on the use of biologics (ie. Platelet-rich plasma/PRP/growth factors) to help patients avoid surgery and/or enhance their healing process.
Before joining the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Dines graduated from Dartmouth College and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Dines did his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery where, during his final year, he won the award for excellence in research and spent elective time in France studying advanced shoulder surgery. Upon graduation from HSS, Dr. Dines did a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. While there, he worked as part of the medical staff for the LA Dodgers, the LA Kings, and the Anaheim Ducks Hockey teams, and served as an assistant to the team physician of the LA Lakers.
Clinically, Dr. Dines uses the most innovative arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat the majority of shoulder, elbow, and knee problems including rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations (instability and labral tears), and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears. He has a particular interest in joint replacement surgery of the shoulder (Primary and revision Shoulder Arthroplasty and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty) and tendon injuries (rotator cuff, Distal Biceps, and Achilles).
He is very active in both clinical and laboratory research with a particular interest in rotator cuff tendon healing, shoulder replacement, and injuries to overhand athletes (baseball, tennis). He has published numerous papers and given talks nationally and internationally on elbow injuries in baseball players, rotator cuff tears, shoulder replacement surgery, and Tommy John Surgery. His novel research on the use of growth factors and biologics to enhance tendon healing has resulted in national awards. Dr. Dines recently completed three textbooks written for orthopedic surgeons: Sports Medicine Injuries in Baseball, Controversies in Shoulder Instability, and Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle. He is currently finishing a textbook on Tommy John Surgery.
Dr. Dines has a strong interest in increasing public awareness and knowledge of sports injuries. He authors a column on the Huffington Post and is a guest contributor on Fox 5 New York. He is also on the Medical advisory board of Motus Global and www.sportsmd.com.
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder instability
  • Shoulder replacement (TSR), Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Complex Shoulder Problems
  • Tennis and Baseball Injuries
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Minimally invasive biceps tendon and AC joint reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • American Shoulder Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • America Orthopedic Association
  • Interurban Orthopedic Society
  • Council on Sports Medicine

New York Magazine, Top Doctors, 2014, 2017-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2014-2024
Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctors, 2014-2019, 2021, 2022, 2024
Newsday Top Doctors on Long Island, 2014-2017
Long Island Business News “40 Under 40” Rising Stars, 2014
Super Doctors® Rising Stars 2013, 2014
AAOS Award of Excellence for Scientific Exhibit, 2011, 2012
Charles Neer Award for Excellence in Shoulder Research, Finalist 2005, 2007, 2010
Melvin Post Award Nominee, 2006
Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 2006
Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Research, Hospital for Special Surgery
Joseph H. Boyes Award, American Society Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, 2006
Outstanding Research Paper, New York Hand Society Meeting, 2006
Finalist, OREF Northeast Regional Research Competition, 2002, 2005, 2006

2023 – Golfing after Orthopaedic Surgery: A longitudinal follow-up (GOLF) study protocol.

Bone Jt Open
Robinson PG, Creighton AP, Cheng J, Dines JS, Su EP, Gulotta LV, Padgett D, Demetracopoulos C, Hawkes R, Prather H, Press JM, Clement ND

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 – Forearm Pronation at Foot Contact: A Biomechanical Motion-Capture Analysis in High School and Professional Pitchers.

Orthop J Sports Med
Manzi JE, Dowling B, Wang Z, Sudah SY, Quan T, Moran J, McElheny KL, Carr JB 2nd, Gulotta LV, Dines JS

2023 – Management of Shoulder Instability in Patients with Seizure Disorders.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med
Atwan Y, Wang A, Labrum JT 4th, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Barlow JD, Dines JS, Camp CL

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 – A Systematic Review of Lower-Body Kinematic and Strength Factors Associated With Pitch Velocity in Adult Baseball Pitchers.

J Sport Rehabil
Manzi JE, Yu JS, Sudah SY, Wishman M, Quan T, Koo A, Kunze KN, Kew M, Carr JB, Fu M, Dines JS

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

2023 – American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons SLAP/Biceps Anchor Study Group evidence review: pathoanatomy and diagnosis in clinically significant labral injuries.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Eichinger JK, Li X, Cohen SB, Baker CL 3rd, Kelly JD, Dines JS, Tompkins M, Angeline M, Fealy S, Kibler WB

2023 – Increased Pitch Velocity Is Associated With Throwing Arm Kinetics, Injury Risk, and Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent, Collegiate, and Professional Baseball Pitchers: A Qualitative Systematic Review.

Manzi J, Kew M, Zeitlin J, Sudah SY, Sandoval T, Kunze KN, Haeberle H, Ciccotti MC, Carr JB 2nd, Dines JS

2023 – A Number of Modifiable and Nonmodifiable Factors Increase the Risk for Elbow Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury in Baseball Players: A Systematic Review.

Labott JR, Leland DP, Till SE, Diamond A, Hintz C, Dines JS, Camp CL

2023 – Evaluation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Batter’s Shoulder.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med
Fury MS, Moore LK, DeSena TD, Camp CL, Dines JS

2023 – Swinging injuries in competitive baseball players.

Skeletal Radiol
Daniels SP, Greditzer HG 4th, Mintz DN, Dines JS, Bogner EA

2023 – Response to Barfield regarding: “Elbow varus torque and ball velocity associations in high school and professional pitchers with increased sagittal-plane trunk tilt”.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Manzi JE, Wang Z, Wright-Chisem J, Dowling B, Moran J, Sudah SY, Nicholson A, Dennis E, Dines JS

2022 Anesthesia Type and Postoperative Outcomes for Patients Receiving Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs.

Chen FR, Quan T, Pan S, Manzi JE, Recarey M, Agarwal AR, Nicholson A, Zimmer ZR, Gulotta L, Dines JS

2022 – Open Debridement Alone Versus Open Debridement With Tendon Repair for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Comparison of Complications and 5-Year Reoperation Rates From a Large Insurance Database.

Orthop J Sports Med
Moran J, Gillinov SM, Schneble CA, Jimenez AE, Vaswani R, Mathew JI, Manzi JE, Nicholson AD, Blaine TA, Altchek DW, Gulotta LV, Dines JS

2023 – No Difference in Complication or Reoperation Rates Between Arthroscopic and Open Debridement for Lateral Epicondylitis: A National Database Study.

Moran J, Gillinov SM, Jimenez AE, Schneble CA, Manzi JE, Vaswani R, Mathew JI, Nicholson AD, Kunze KN, Gulotta LV, Altchek DW, Dines JS

2022 – Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Management of Osteolysis After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

Clin Shoulder Elb
Kunze KN, Krivicich LM, Brusalis C, Taylor SA, Gulotta LV, Dines JS, Fu MC

2022 – Kinetic and kinematic comparisons in high school pitchers with low and high pitch location consistency.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Manzi JE, Dowling B, Wang Z, Quan T, Nolan J, Moran J, Morse KW, Nicholson A, Dines JS

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Patient Testimonials

Dr. Joshua Dines fixed my right elbow (3/4 torn UCL) by two PRP injections, I am now 100% from that. Unfortunately I had a severe left elbow injury recently that he operated on: my entire elbow, the nerve, distal bicep and tricep. A few weeks out and just starting my recovery program. Besides having such a great staff, he truly is the best doctor out there - I have and always will recommend him to others in need of the top care there is. Most doctors I feel like a number, Dines remembers everything about you and is very personable. Don’t think twice, definitely go to him if needed!
Tyler S.
He repaired my ACL and meniscus in 2013. He did a great job. My only problem was my first few weeks in therapy I had horrible therapist and that time frame is crucial when it comes to this type of post op surgery. Overall Dr. Dines did a great job. I was injured on the job and he helped me. So the comment regarding his does not help people on the job is not true. I’m uniform staff and he helped.
Dr.Joshua Dines repaired my shoulder and I am feeling great! He was very attentive and took the time to answer all my questions. Prior to surgery he made me feel very comfortable that I made the right choice coming to him!
Teresa T.
Dr. Dines & his staff were extremely knowledgeable, skilled, professional and accessible for all questions & concerns. My shoulder surgery went well and my post op experience has been excellent.
Ocean G.