Dr. Rineer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received degrees in bioengineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in economics from the Wharton School. He earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and was a Nanaline Duke Scholar. He also received the Joseph Markee Memorial Award in Gross Anatomy and the Phillips Medical Systems Award for academic achievement. He completed his orthopedic residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He then returned to the Duke University Medical Center where he completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery.
He's certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Rineer is affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.