Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano
Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine

Dr. Joshua Dines is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery.

He presently serves as a team physician for the United States Davis Cup Tennis Team and the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team. Additionally, he is a consultant for the LA Dodgers Baseball team.He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Dines is a frequent guest on Fox 5 NY to discuss sports injuries.

His novel research on the use of growth factors to enhance tendon healing has resulted in several national awards. Additionally, his work has been published in numerous journals and textbooks and has been presented at both national and international meetings. Presently, Dr. Dines is editing a textbook for surgeons on Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle.


Dr. Rock, as he is known, is often called on to discuss public health topics featured in his newspaper health column in the New York Post and global issues concerning foot and ankle health.

He is a foot specialist at both the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell University Medical College where he serves in the capacity as Director of the Foot and Ankle Center. In addition, he serves as the Director of the Non-operative Foot and Ankle Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a member of the famed Sports Medicine Service responsible for treating the New York Mets, Giants, Nets, Knicks, PGA , USTA. He is on the professorial staff of Weill Cornell University Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

He earned professional and graduate degrees from Yale University School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and Foot Clinics of New York/ The New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His public health thesis at Yale was approved “with honors” and “with distinction”. He has found the time to edit/author eight textbooks, publish numerous medical and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as a forensic reconstruction expert in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City where he was recently commended for his efforts in identifying the remains of victims of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

Both Drs. Dines and Positano are members of the advisory board of SportsMD.com (and its associated verticals such as www.tennismd.com and www.golfersmd.com), a sports medicine information website.

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