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Benjamin D. Rubin, M.D. - RetiredBoard Certified Sports Medicine Surgeon

Dr. Rubin is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He specializes in Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Shoulder and Knee Surgery. He is a founding member of the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr. Rubin is the founder of the Sports Medicine Committee of United States Diving, and served as the committee chairman and national team physician for U.S. Diving from 1982-2003, and as team physician for the Olympic Games in 1984, 1988 and 1992. Ben was a U.S. team physician for the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1985.

During the past 30 years he has participated as the team physician for a number of local high schools and universities, and continues to be the team physician for Servite High School in Anaheim, CA and for a number of local and regional swimming and diving clubs.

Dr. Rubin was raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and received his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University where he was on the Dean's List, and his Master of Science in Anatomy at Jefferson Medical College before attending the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he was awarded the prize for Excellence in Surgery. He interned at the University of Texas at Houston, and completed his Orthopedic Residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. His Sports Medicine Fellowships were performed at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA where he worked with the Boston Red Sox and the Harvard teams, and at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Rubin feels strongly about giving back to his community and his medical specialty. He has contributed to the field of Sports Medicine by doing clinical research and publishing numerous articles and book chapters and he is a frequent lecturer and instructor at local, national and international meetings. He has lectured extensively on the evaluation of shoulder mechanics, physical examination and rehabilitation, and the biomechanics of injuries in swimming and diving in the United States, Europe and South America. He is a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, teaching surgical skills courses to orthopaedic surgeons from the U.S. and abroad, has been Chairman of the Ethics and Standards Committee, and serves on the Orthopaedic Learning Center committee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Rubin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the California Medical Association, and the Orange County Medical Association.

Dr. Rubin enjoys spending time with his wife Judy, his daughter Alyson and son in law Brian and their son Cameron, and his Rhodesian Ridgeback Jasper. He also enjoys traveling, photography, jogging and working out.

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