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Joseph U. Barker, MD Receives Board Certification

Raleigh, NC (August 22, 2012) - Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is pleased to announce that Joseph U. Barker, MD has recently received Board Certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. To become Board Certified, the surgeon must meet the specified educational, evaluation and examination requirements of the Board including: completing 120 hours of pertinent continuing medical education, practicing in one location for at least 20 straight months, undergoing a stringent peer review process to make certain they are respected by their peers and practicing ethical orthopaedic surgery, and taking and passing a written and oral examination. To maintain this certification, this process must be performed every seven to ten years.

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.

For more information about Dr. Barker, please visit: http://www.josephbarkermd.com

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

About the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery is one of twenty-four certifying boards that have met the educational and organizational requirements necessary for membership in the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery are distinguished orthopaedic surgeons who are active in patient care, education and research.

About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is Wake County’s largest and oldest orthopaedic practice. The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas, which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Ancillary services include physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiology, shock wave therapy, and orthotics and pedorthics. The Athletic Performance Center, a division of ROC, provides sports physical therapy and sports performance enhancement services for healthy and injured athletes of all ages. The 20,000 square foot facility is dedicated to enhancing every stage of an athlete’s development. ROC is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State University, the Carolina Ballet, the Carolina Rollergirls and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, and Garner. Complete practice information is available at www.raleighortho.com

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