About Benjamin Raines, MD

Benjamin T. Raines, MD, MA, ATC, graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine and received a Master of Arts in Health Education and Health Promotion concentrating in Sports Medicine from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Further, he completed post-baccalaureate and graduate studies in biochemistry and genetics. He graduated medical school from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, in Columbia, MO. Furthermore, he completed a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, sub-specializing in advanced arthroscopic techniques, limb realignment, and shoulder replacement.

Dr. Raines has a passion for sports medicine and the health of athletes. During the past 16 years, he has treated and worked on the sports medicine teams for middle and high school athletics, as well as collegiate and professional programs, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers, the University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Missouri athletics.

Academically, Dr. Raines has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific research articles, textbook and encyclopedia chapters, presents his research at international meetings, and serves as a journal referee for a number of peer-reviewed journals. He has won multiple awards for his research at the state, regional, and international levels, and was honored among his peers for research both in medical school and residency.

Dr. Raines specializes in sports medicine, performing arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, cartilage restoration, limb realignment, as well as shoulder and knee replacement. Dr. Raines has special interests in biomechanics, the throwing shoulder, and ligamentous injuries about the knee, as well as developmental interests in surgical instrument, technique, and implant design.