Shepherd F. Rosenblum, MD
Shepherd F. Rosenblum, MD

Sports Medicine

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Triangle Region

Triangle Surgery Center
Wake Forest–Wakefield
North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Dr. Rosenblum is a board certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Hip, and Knee for EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region. He has expertise in treating a wide variety of sports-related injuries, as well as problems related to degenerative conditions such as rotator cuff tears, ACL and meniscus tears, in addition to other ligament and cartilage problems of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. Dr. Rosenblum has been in practice since 1995, and has great experience in helping his patients to return to health and activities as quickly and safely as possible. He relies on a variety of techniques, emphasizing conservative management whenever possible, but Dr. Rosenblum is also able to offer the most advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques available to his patients.

Dr. Rosenblum attended Cornell University, where he received his degree in chemistry and neurobiology. He then went on to medical school at New York University, where he was selected as President of his medical school class. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, where he also obtained a fellowship in bioengineering, focusing on the use of growth factors, as well as novel fracture treatments. As a resident, he was one of only eight national recipients of the AOA-Zimmer Travel award for excellence in orthopedic research. He has presented his research at both national and international meetings, and has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Rosenblum then completed his training with a fellowship in sports medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, learning specialized techniques in arthroscopic reconstruction, and also served as an assistant team physician for the Temple University teams, as well as for the NFL Players Association. Dr. Rosenblum has worked with athletes at all levels, including high school, collegiate, and professional, and understands the different demands each level requires, as well as the motivations. He has also served as an assistant physician at the US Open Tennis Tournament, as well as for several major professional dance companies in New York City.

Dr. Rosenblum has continued to show his commitment to his profession and his community in numerous ways, including serving as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UNC Rex Hospital, and heading several committees there. He was also awarded the “Heart Savers Hero” award from the American Heart Association for saving the life of one of his athletes on the football field. Dr. Rosenblum was recognized as one of North Carolina’s Top Doctors in Orthopedics of 2020. He takes great pride in working with all of his patients, from the very young to the most senior, and in helping them achieve their goals, whether it be returning to sports, regaining function, or simply feeling less pain.

Dr. Rosenblum also performs fracture care, joint replacement surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Rosenblum lives in Raleigh with his wife, Ann, and they have two sons, Jack and Daniel.

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  • Undergraduate Education: Cornell University
  • Medical School: New York University
  • Residency: Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, Bioengineering; Temple University in Philadelphia, Sports Medicine


  • “Heart Savers Hero” award from the American Heart Association
  • AOA-Zimmer Travel Award
  • North Carolina Top Doctor (2020)
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2018)


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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