Lee Eric Rubin, MD
Dr. Lee Rubin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. His surgical practice is entirely focused on the care of hip and knee disorders, including joint preservation techniques, partial and total joint replacements, revisions, and peri-prosthetic fractures, failures, and infections. In 2016, Dr. Rubin successfully authored, edited, and published the world’s first comprehensive text on anterior hip surgery, entitled The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction, which is now the definitive reference for surgeons around the world who are learning and performing hip surgery using the minimally invasive direct anterior approach technique. Dr. Rubin is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), a fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), an active member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and is a five-time faculty member of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR).
In late 2016, Dr. Rubin joined the clinical faculty of Yale University’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, where he serves as both Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Division and Chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Center For Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) Total Joint Replacement Program. In these roles, he educates medical students, residents, and fellows, coordinates the clinical care program for patients undergoing total joint surgery at YNHH, provides quality improvement and outcomes assessment, and streamlines the rehabilitation process for patients and their families.
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Rubin matriculated as an undergraduate Presidential Scholar at Brandeis University and graduated cum laude in 2000. He then graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Rubin completed his orthopedic training at Yale University in 2009, followed by an adult reconstruction (total joint replacement) fellowship in 2010, focused on the direct anterior approach with Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi and the Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation at the Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut.
Following his surgical training and early practice with Dr. Keggi, Dr. Rubin spent five years in practice with University Orthopedics, Inc. and Lifespan, while serving as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery on the faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In this role from 2011 to 2016, he was actively engaged in numerous clinical research projects through The Miriam Hospital’s Total Joint Center, publishing numerous scientific posters, papers, and book chapters.
At age 35, Dr. Rubin was selected and awarded as one of the “Forty Under 40” by the Providence Business News, becoming the first orthopedic surgeon to win this honor in Rhode Island. In 2013, he was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society (RIOS), and was invited to serve on the Board of the Yale Orthopaedic Association in 2016. He serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of prestigious orthopedic journals, is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation, and was the Rhode Island Arthritis Foundation Chapter’s “Medical Honoree” at the Providence Walk to Cure Arthritis event in 2015.
Training & Experience
Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
University Orthopedics, Inc., Providence, RI
Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation, Middlebury, CT
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Member, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Faculty Member, International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
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