Dr. Benjamin D. 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
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.