Joseph U. Barker, MD

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Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Surgery

Dr. Barker is a board certified fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes. His areas of expertise include sports injuries, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration.

Dr. Barker grew up in Asheville, NC. He attended Wake Forest University for his undergraduate degree, where he received a full-tuition academic scholarship and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on a full-tuition academic scholarship and was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. He completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the nation. He then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for DePaul University, Chicago Steel Hockey, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.

Dr. Barker has authored over 20 book chapters and scientific articles on hip, knee, and shoulder injuries. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Knee Surgery and is a member of the International Cartilage Repair Society. His clinical and research interests include: ACL injuries, rotator cuff tears of the shoulder, meniscus surgery, hip arthroscopy, and cartilage repair. Having been involved in athletics for years with multiple personal sports injuries, Dr. Barker brings a unique understanding, knowledge, and dedication to providing quality care for patients of all ages and activity levels.

Joseph U. Barker, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, PA