Meet Dr. Barker – Sports Medicine Specialist in NC

Dr. Barker is a fellowship-trained orthopedic 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 orthopedic research. He completed his surgical internship and his orthopedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopedic 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 his website.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barker, please call (919) 781-5600.

Additional Information about Dr. Barker

Education & Certifications See Full Details
  • Medical School
    • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Internship
    • New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center
  • Residency
    • Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship
    • Rush University Medical Center (Sports Medicine)
  • Board Certification
    • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, ABOS
Dr. Barker’s Team See Full Details
  • Medical Assistant — Deanna, Rhyan, & Paige
    • (919) 781-5600 Ext. 5205
  • Administrative Assistant — Dayle
    • Office: 919-863-6843
    • Fax: 919-863-6821
    • Email:
  • Surgery Coordinator — Felicia
    • (919) 863-6993
  • Test Coordinator — Amelia
    • (919) 863-6859
Advanced Practice Provider – Christian Selby, PA‑C
Professional Organizations See Full Details
  • 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
Proud to be the Official Team Orthopedist for: See Full Details
  • Carolina Hurricanes (Co-Head Team Physician)
  • North Carolina State University
  • Broughton High School

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