Dale K. Rader, MD
Dale K. Rader, MD

General Orthopedics

Foothills Region

Sherrills Ford

Dale Rader is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of sports injuries, as well as joint replacements. Dr. Rader pursued his undergraduate degree at Wabash College, where he also played basketball. Dr. Rader graduated with honors from the Howard University College of Medicine. He continued his medical training at the University of Miami orthopedic surgery residency program. Dr. Rader’s love of sports led him to further specialize his training by doing a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, where he worked with the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Rader realized he wanted to work in a warmer climate after living in Miami for his orthopedic residency, and North Carolina definitely fit the bill. Dr. Rader is married to his lovely wife, Dr. Rachel Rader. They have three children, Carrie, Dane, and Rhea. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, traveling, and listening to music. Dr. Rader is an active member of his church where he serves as an usher. He delights in seeing his patients become pain-free and improving their quality of life. He has thoroughly enjoyed serving the Statesville and Foothills community.

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  • Undergraduate: Wabash College
  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
  • Medical training at the University of Miami orthopedic surgery residency program
  • Sports medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati

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