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Joseph U. Barker, MD

Dr. Barker is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in Sports Medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State University, and Broughton High School. His areas of expertise include sports medicine, 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 an academic scholarship and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on an 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.

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker, please call (919)863-6808.

Dr. Barker's Team:
Clinical Assistant- Pam
919-781-5600 Ext.5205 (voicemail only)
Executive Medical Administrative Assistant- Dayle

Mid Level Provider

Nick Rosage, PA-C

Team Physician

Broughton High School

North Carolina State University

Assistant Team Physician

Professional Organizations

Editorial Board: The Journal of Knee Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Association of North America
International Cartilage Repair Society


Publications and Presentations


Office Locations

Cary Office
Garner Office
Raleigh Orthopaedic Edwards Mill
Medical SchoolDuke University School of Medicine InternshipNew York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center ResidencyCornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery FellowshipRush University Medical Center (Sports Medicine) Board CertificationsBoard Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, ABOS(2014)
Sports Medicine- Hip
Sports Medicine- Knee
Sports Medicine- Shoulder

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