William R Aibinder, MD, FAAOS
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Student Clerkship Director
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
    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
      Graft choice and techniques used in elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction over the last 20 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
      Hones KM, Simcox T, Hao KA, Portnoff B, Buchanan TR, Kamarajugadda S, Kim J, Wright JO, King JJ, Wright TW, Schoch BS, Aibinder WR. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2024 May; 33 (5): 1185 - 1199. DOI:10.1016/j.jse.2023.10.023
      PMID: 38072032
    • Presentation
      Being a Good Mentor & Mentee
      Aibinder WR. 2024 Apr 19;
    • Presentation
      Early Career Grab Bag – Switching Jobs, Contracts, Imposter Syndrome, How to Work with Hospital Staff and Building a Practice
      Aibinder WR. 2024 Apr 19;
    • Presentation
      Work/Life Balance
      Aibinder WR. 2024 Apr 19;
    • Journal Article
      Reported Outcome Measures in Complex Fracture Elbow Dislocations: A Systematic Review.
      Cueto RJ, Kakalecik J, Burns MQ, Janke RL, Hones KM, Hao KA, Wright L, Buchanan TR, Aibinder WR, Patrick MR, Schoch BS, King JJ. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2024 Apr 10; DOI:10.1016/j.jse.2024.02.038
      PMID: 38609003
    • Journal Article
      Evaluating the fairness and accuracy of machine learning-based predictions of clinical outcomes after anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
      Allen C, Kumar V, Elwell J, Overman S, Schoch BS, Aibinder W, Parsons M, Watling J, Ko JK, Gobbato B, Throckmorton T, Routman H, Roche CP. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2024 Apr; 33 (4): 888 - 899. DOI:10.1016/j.jse.2023.08.005
      PMID: 37703989
    • Journal Article
      Initial clinical experience with a predictive clinical decision support tool for anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
      Simmons C, DeGrasse J, Polakovic S, Aibinder W, Throckmorton T, Noerdlinger M, Papandrea R, Trenhaile S, Schoch B, Gobbato B, Routman H, Parsons M, Roche CP. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol, 2024 Apr; 34 (3): 1307 - 1318. DOI:10.1007/s00590-023-03796-4
      PMID: 38095688
    • Journal Article
      Planned Glenoid Implant Utilization: A Comparison of Preoperative Planning with and Without Computer-Assisted Navigation.
      Schoch BS, Hao KA, Traverse JM, Aibinder WR, King JJ, Polakovic S, Elwell J, Simovitch RW, Horneff JG. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2024 Mar 13; DOI:10.5435/JAAOS-D-23-00924
      PMID: 38484093