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 and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in America. 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. Dines has dedicated his career to understanding and treating sports injuries with a particular interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Ankle. 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. Prior to joining the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Dines graduated from Dartmouth College and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Dines did his residency at 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 Anaheim Ducks Hockey teams, and served as an assistant to the team physician of the LA Lakers.