Meet Dr. Ray – Foot and Ankle Surgeon in NC

Dr. Justin J. Ray is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic.

He specializes in all aspects of surgical and non-surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Areas of expertise include foot and ankle arthritis, fractures, bunions, lesser toe deformities, Achilles tendon injuries, flatfoot, peroneal tendon disorders, complex foot/ankle deformity and reconstruction, neurologic conditions, ankle sprains, ankle instability, sports injuries, and the latest techniques in total ankle replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Ray was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University with honors in health and exercise science. He received his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Ray completed his orthopedic residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV where he received several awards including Junior Resident of the Year, Strongest Team Player, and Greatest Resident Teacher. He was elected into the American Orthopaedic Association and participated in the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum. After residency, he completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the renowned OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Ray has authored several peer-reviewed articles in some of the top journals, including Foot and Ankle International. He has presented research at numerous local and national orthopedic conferences. During residency, he was awarded the Orthopaedic Resident Research Award for his research contributions. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Orthopaedic Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

In his free time, Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, traveling, golfing, skiing, and visiting the beach.

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

Additional Information about Dr. Ray

Education & Certifications See Full Details
  • Medical School
    • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Residency
    • West Virginia University – Department of Orthopaedics
  • Fellowship
    • OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Dr. Ray’s Team See Full Details
  • Medical Assistant — Conor
    • (919) 781-5600 Ext. 5665
  • Administrative Assistant — Nathan
    • Office: 919-863-6903
    • Fax: 919-863-6821
    • Email: npeak@raleighortho.com
  • Surgery Coordinator — Laura
    • (919) 863-6855
  • Test Coordinator — Sabrina
    • (919) 863-1412
Publications and Presentations See Full Details
Publications
  • Shackleford TL, Ray JJ, Bronikowski DM, Lancaster JD, and Grant DR. Effect of State Legislation on Opioid Prescribing Practices after Surgery at a Pediatric Hospital. Academic Pediatrics (Oct 2021), epub ahead of print. doi:10.106/j.acap.2021.09.017.
  • McAleer JP, Dayton P, DeCarbo WT, Hatch DJ, Smith WB, Ray JJ, and Santrock RD. A Systematic Approach to the Surgical Correction of Combined Hallux Valgus and Metatarsus Adductus Deformities. Journal ofFoot & Ankle Surgery, 60(5), 1048-1053 (Sep-Oct 2021). doi:10.1053/j.jfas.2020.11.010.
  • DeCarbo WT, Dayton P, Smith WB, McAleer JP, Hatch DJ, Ray JJ, and Santrock RD. Triplanar Correction for First Metatarsophalangeal Fusion. Journal ofFoot & Ankle Surgery, 60(5), 1044-1047 (Sep-Oct 2021). doi: I 0/1053/j.jfas.2021.05.006.
  • Ray JJ, Shackleford TL, Bronikowski D, Lubicky JP, Lancaster JD, and Grant DR. Pain Medication Disposal Rates after Pediatric Surgery. Hospital Pediatrics, 11(5), 521-524 (May 2021). doi:1O. l 542/hpeds.2020-000398.
  • Vaida J, Conti ADB, Ray JJ, Bravin DA, and Bramer MA. Evaluating the Efficacy of Topical Vancomycin Powder in the Treatment of Open Lower Extremity Fractures. Trauma (Dec 2020). doi:I0.1177/1460408620978142
  • Bostian PA, Ray JJ, Karolcik BA, Bramer MA, Wilson A, and Dietz MJ. Thromboelastography is Predictive of Mortality, Blood Transfusions, and Blood Loss in Patients with Traumatic Pelvic Fractures: a Retrospective Cohort Study. European Journal ofTrauma & Emergency Surgery (Nov 2020), epub ahead ofprint. doi:10.1007/s00068-020-01533-8.
  • Hatch DJ, Dayton P, DeCarbo WT, McAleer JP, Ray JJ, Santrock RD, and Smith WB. Analysis of Shortening and Elevation of the First Ray with Instrumented Triplane First Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 5(4), 1-8 (Nov 2020). doi: 10. I l 77/2473011420960678.
  • Vaida J, Ray JJ, Shackleford TL, DeCarbo WT, Hatch DJ, Dayton P, McAleer JP, Smith WB, and Santrock RD. Effect on Foot Width with Triplanar Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis for Hallux Valgus. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 5(3), 1-5 (July 2020). doi: 10.1177/2473011420934804.
  • Dietz MJ, Ray JJ. Witten BG, Frye BM, Klein AE, and Lindsey BA. Portable Compression Devices in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Poor Outpatient Compliance. Arthroplasty Today, 6( I), 118-122 (Mar 2020). doi:10.1016/j.artd.2019.12.004.
  • Ray JJ, Koay J, Dayton PD, Hatch DJ, Smith WB, and Santrock RD. Multicenter Early Radiographic Outcomes ofTriplanar Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis with Early Weightbearing. Foot & Ankle International, 40(8), 955-960 (Aug 2019). doi:10. l l 77/1071100719847700.
  • Ray JJ, Friedmann AJ, Hanselman AE, Dayton PD, Hatch DJ, Smith WB, and Santrock RD. Hallux Valgus: Topical Review. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 4(2), 1-12 (May 2019).doi:10.1177/2473011419838500.
  • Grisez BT, Ray JJ, Bostian PA, Markel JE, and Lindsey BA. Highly Metastatic K7M2 Cell Line: A Novel Murine Model Capable of In Vivo Imaging via Luciferase Vector Transfection. Journal of Orthopaedic Research (Feb 2018), epub ahead of print. doi:10.1002/jor.23868.
Podium Presentations
  • Vaida J, Conti AD, Ray JJ, Bravin DA, and Bramer MA. “‘Evaluating the Efficacy ofVancomycin Powder in Treating Open Fractures.” Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO (Sept 2019).
  • Ray JJ, Koay J, Dayton PD, Hatch DJ, Smith WB, and Santrock RD. “Multicenter Early Radiographic Outcomes ofTriplanar Tarsometatarsal (TMT) Arthrodesis with Early Weightbearing.”
    • The 8’1′ Annual Extremity Summit at Greenbrier Medical Institute (White Sulphur Springs, WV – 2019)
    • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting (Boston, MA-2018)
    • 22”J Annual Resident Research Symposium, Dept. of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV – 2018)
  • Ray JJ, Lubicky JP, Lancaster J, and Grant DR. “Pain Medication Disposal Rates after Pediatric Surgery.”
    • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Leadership Meetings (San, Diego, CA-2019)
    • West Virginia Orthopaedic Society 2019 Spring Meeting (Roanoke, WV-2019)
    • 22″J Annual Resident Research Symposium, Dept. of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV – 2018)
  • Ray JJ and McDonough EB. “Evaluating Performance Deficits and Pitching Fatigue in Collegiate Pitchers Using a Custom Device.” The 22′”‘ Annual Resident Research Symposium, Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV (May 2018).
  • Ray JJ, Koay J, and Santrock RD. ·’Early Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Triplanar Modified Lapidus Arthrodesis with Immediate Weightbearing.” West Virginia Orthopaedic Society 2018 Spring Meeting.
  • Niceler BJ, Stucki JK, Ray JJ, et al. “Comparing Neurocognitive Development of Concussed with Non­ Concussed High School Athletes.” 2015 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL (Apr 2015).
  • Stucki JK, Ray JJ, Dennis PB, et al. •’Neurocognitive Development in High School Adolescents.” 2015 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL (Apr 2015).
  • Messier SP, Ray JJ, Davis C, et al. “Function, Pain, and the Modifying Effects of Regional Adiposity and Strength in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis.” 2009 World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Montreal, Canada (Sept 2009).
Poster Presentations
  • Reside JM, Ray JJ, Shackleford TL, Koay J, Dayton P, Hatch DJ, Smith WB, and Santrock RD. Impact of Preoperative Metatarsus Adductus on Surgical Correction after Triplanar Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting. Virtual poster (Sept 2020).
  • Shackleford TL, Ray JJ, Lancaster J, and Grant DR. “The Effects of State Legislation on Narcotic Prescribing Practices after Surgery at a Pediatric Hospital. Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Virtual poster (July 2020).
  • Vaida J, Ray JJ, Shackleford TL, and Santrock RD. “Reduction of Foot Width with Triplanar Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis for Hallux Valgus Deformity.”
    • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting. Virtual poster (Sept 2020).
    • Southern Orthopaedic Association Virtual Annual Meeting. Virtual poster (July 2020).
    • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 78′” Scientific Conference. San Antonio, TX (Feb 2020).
  • Ray JJ, Lubicky JP, Lancaster J, and Grant DR. “Pain Medication Disposal Rates after Pediatric Surgery.” The American Orthopaedic Association Annual Leadership Meeting. San Diego, CA (June 2019).
  • Ray JJ, Koay J, and Santrock RD. “Early Clinical Outcomes of Triplanar Modified Lapidus Arthrodesis with Immediate Weight-Bearing.” American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA (July 2018).
  • Pratson LF, Ray JJ, Adams A et al. “Cognitive maturation of a longitudinal high school population as measured by baseline computerized neurocognitive testing.” Brody Summer Scholars Research Presentation. Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC (Aug 2015).
  • Niceler BJ, Babar SM, and Ray JJ. “Injury Surveillance Survey of Crossfit Athletes.” 2015 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL (Apr 2015).
  • Ray JJ and Niceler BJ. “Injury Surveillance Survey ofCrossfit Athletes.” Brody Summer Scholars Research Presentation. Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC {Aug 2013).
Book Chapters
  • Ray JJ, Conti AD, and Santrock RD. “The Diabetic Foot.” Essential Orthopaedics, 2:’d edition. Elsevier, 2019. 759-761.
  • Conti AD, Ray JJ, and Santrock RD. “Hallux Valgus.” Essential Orthopaedics, 2″‘1edition. Elsevier, 2019. 737-739.
Professional Organizations See Full Details
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • West Virginia Orthopaedic Society

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