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.
For more information about Dr. Barker, please visit: www.raleighsportsmed.com.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker, please call 919-781-5600.
3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
1325 Timber Drive East, Garner, NC 27529, USA
Medical Assistant — Deanna, Rhyan, & Paige
(919) 781-5600 Ext. 5205
Administrative Assistant — Dayle
Surgery Coordinator — Felicia
Test Coordinator — Amelia
- Carolina Hurricanes Co-Head Team Physician
- North Carolina State University
- Broughton High School
Advanced Practice Provider(s)
To learn more about Dr. Barker’s practice, please visit: please visit: www.josephbarkermd.com.