Dr. Joseph Barker Selected Faculty Member for Sports Medicine Symposium

June 12, 2017 | Joseph U. Barker, MD

Joseph U. Barker, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic was selected to be a speaker for the First Annual Raleigh Sports Medicine Symposium presented by Select Physical Therapy. The course, which will be held on June 17, 2017 at One Renaissance Building, is designed to teach sports medicine professionals the latest trends and new techniques when assessing and treating an athlete. Dr. Barker was selected to present “Hip Evaluation in the Young Active Patient and Femoral Acetabular Impingement.”

“It is always a great honor to be selected as a faculty member to teach local sports medicine professionals the latest advances in hip arthroscopy,” said Dr. Joseph Barker. Dr. Barker is current a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State University men’s basketball, and Broughton High school.

Dr. Barker is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in Sports Medicine. His areas of expertise include sports medicine, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration. Prior to joining Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in August 2010, he received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. He completed his internship and residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Barker has had the opportunity to train in hip arthroscopy under Dr. Bryan Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Dr. Tom Byrd in Nashville, and Dr. Shane Nho in Chicago, all of whom are national leaders in the field. Dr. Barker also was recently recognized by The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) for his basic science research on hip arthroscopy. The paper he co-authored was named the 2011 winner of the Aircast Award for Basic Science by the AOSSM. Dr. Barker has a clinical interest in the treatment of young adults with hip pain. For further details on Dr. Barker, please visit: www.josephbarkermd.com or to schedule an appointment, please call: (919) 781-5600.