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Dr. Joseph barker

Joseph U. Barker, MD

Specializing In

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

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.

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine

New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center

Cornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery

Rush University Medical Center (Sports Medicine)

Board Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, ABOS

Medical Assistant — Deanna, Rhyan, & Paige
(919) 781-5600 Ext. 5205

Administrative Assistant — Dayle
Office: 919-863-6843
Fax: 919-863-6821
Email: ddenton2@raleighortho.com

Surgery Coordinator — Felicia
(919) 863-6993

Test Coordinator — Amelia
(919) 863-6859


Team Physician

  • 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.

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