William R Aibinder, MD, FAAOS
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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William R Aibinder, MD, FAAOS
Clinical Assistant Professor
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  • About

    Dr. Aibinder practices Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at MedSport. He graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York (CUNY) Brooklyn College, and then went on to earn his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University as part of a combined B.A.-M.D. program. After medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN followed by fellowship training in upper extremity surgery with a special focus on shoulder and elbow at the internationally renowned Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON.

    Dr. Aibinder specializes in all disorders of the shoulder and elbow, including replacement surgery, rotator cuff surgery, instability surgery, and fracture surgery. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, Dr. Aibinder served as the Director of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Associate Residency Program Director at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. During his tenure, he built the only academic shoulder and elbow practice in Brooklyn and was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award in 2021.

    Dr. Aibinder has a strong interest in research and has published extensively in the field of upper extremity surgery. He has been selected as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and was awarded the ASES Young Scholars Memorial Aw­­ard in 2022.

    • Pubmed
    • Fellowship
      Western University, London, 2019
    • Residency
      Mayo Clinic, Rochester, 2018
    • M.D.
      SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
    • B.F.A., Creative Writing
      CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
    • Board Certification
      Orthopaedic Surgery, United States
    Research Overview

    Shoulder biomechanics and kinematics, specifically the scapulohumeral and scapulothoracic articulations
    Shoulder prosthetic design
    Clinical outcomes in shoulder replacement surgery
    Clinic outcomes in complex elbow trauma and reconstruction

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    • Journal Article
      Variable Return to Play and Sport Performance After Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Baseball Players: A Systematic Review.
      Hones KM, Kamarajugadda S, Buchanan TR, Portnoff B, Hao KA, Kim J, Wright JO, King JJ, Wright TW, Schoch BS, Aibinder WR. Arthroscopy, 2024 Feb 8; DOI:10.1016/j.arthro.2024.01.033
      PMID: 38340970
    • Journal Article
      Are leaders born to lead, or are they made?
      Klifto CS, Cheung EV, Holcomb JO, Frankle MA, Duralde XA, MacDonald PB, Ricchetti ET, Aibinder WR, Amini MH, Barnes LF, Byram IR, Chalmers PN, Chuinard CR, Friedman A, Gilotra M, Gregory JM, Grogan BF, Horneff JG, Kassam H, Kazanjian JE, Kilcoyne KG, Kowalsky MS, Li X, Liu JN, Muh SJ, Munoz J, Patterson B, Phipatanakul WP, Ward AM, Waterman BR, Woodmass JM, Wright M. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2023 Sep 28; DOI:10.1016/j.jse.2023.08.020
      PMID: 37777042
    • Chapter
      Complications in Primary and Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
      Aibinder WR, Routman HD. 2024 AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review,
    • Chapter
      Disorders of the Scapula
      Aibinder WR. 2024 AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review,
    • Chapter
      Humeral Stress Shielding and Bony Adaptations in Shoulder Arthroplasty
      Kobayashi EF, Aibinder WR. 2024 Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty,
    • Chapter
      Humeral Stress Shielding and Bony Adaptations in Shoulder Arthroplasty
      Kobayashi EF, Aibinder WR. 2024 Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty,
    • Journal Article
      Two-year minimum survivorship and radiographic analysis of a pressfit short humeral stem for total shoulder arthroplasty.
      Larose G, Aibinder WR, Greene AT, Roche CP, Grey S, Faber KJ, Routman H, Antuña S, Wright T, Flurin P-H, Zuckerman JD, Virk MS. JSES Int, 2024 Jan; 8 (1): 191 - 196. DOI:10.1016/j.jseint.2023.10.011
      PMID: 38312300
    • Journal Article
      Corrective Open-wedge Valgus Proximal Humerus Lengthening Osteotomy. Technique and Case Series.
      Goetti P, Aibinder WR, Rollick NR, Rouleau DM, Faber KJ. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 2023 Dec 15; DOI:10.1097/BTH.0000000000000466
      PMID: 38098299