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My priority is to provide a truly outstanding experience for each patient.
– Jonathan C. Riboh, MD

Jonathan C. Riboh, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Where I See Patients
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center - Durham, NC
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center - Durham, NC
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute - Durham, NC
My priority is to provide a truly outstanding experience for each patient.
– Jonathan C. Riboh, MD

My Locations

120 E Carver St
Durham, NC 27704-2700
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2400 Pratt St
Durham, NC 27710-3976
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About Me

I am a sports medicine surgeon, sub-specializing in injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. I treat all types of athletes: professionals, collegiate, high school and recreational. I am currently a team physician for Duke football, Duke men's and women's lacrosse, Duke men's and women's tennis, Duke swimming and Duke softball. My practice focuses primarily on minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques for the knee, shoulder and elbow that restore joint function in young athletic individuals. I have particular expertise and interest in the treatment of the pediatric athlete, including ACL reconstruction in growing athletes, shoulder instability in adolescents, and cartilage repair and transplantation. My priority is to provide a truly outstanding experience for each patient. My practice therefore focuses on accessibility, convenience, and a friendly atmosphere where you will be treated like family. I believe in a shared decision-making model, where your treatment is chosen based on your individual or family goals. I take great pride in working at Duke; where I am able to translate cutting edge research and experience treating elite athletes into better outcomes for all of my patients.

Languages I Speak
English, French, Spanish

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Procedures I perform the most
Sports Medicine Team

The sports medicine team treats joint sprains and strains, arthritis, fractures, tendonitis, and bursitis. When conservative measures aren’t enough, we offer the full spectrum of orthopaedic procedures, including surgery, to treat foot or ankle painknee sprains or tears, shoulder injuries, and elbow injuries. We also offer hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Please note that not every provider on the team offers all of the procedures listed. For more information on scheduling appointments for specific procedures please call 855-855-6484.

Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Provider Rating
4.81 out of 5
248 ratings, 42 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Rush University Medical Center (Illinois), 2015
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2014
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (California), 2009

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

As an academic physician at Duke, I am able to stay at the cutting edge of sports medicine science. I run both a basic science laboratory and a clinical research enterprise, all with the focus of improving our care of patients with sports injuries. In the lab, I study cartilage - specifically how it heals (or doesn't). Understanding cartilage healing could improve the way we treat sports injuries, but also osteoarthritis, a common condition that causes significant pain and dysfunction. We use animal and bench top models of cartilage injury, and are particularly interested in the remarkable healing potential in the young. Another focus of my lab is the study of "biologics" - products derived from our own tissues that can be used to improve healing or treat disease (PRP, stem cells, amniotic products, etc.). As these products gain clinical popularity, I am committed to understanding how they work at the most fundamental level, so that they can be applied safely and effectively to human disease. My clinical research efforts focus on rehabilitation and injury prevention after ACL surgery in children. Almost 1 in 3 children who have an ACL reconstruction will suffer another tear during childhood, and I am committed to designing new rehab strategies and tools for return to play decisions to minimize these risks.

View my publications on PubMed

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
    • FAMIS*
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)*
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
    • *Duke Primary Care, Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital are not participating with this plan.

    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Select*
    • *Duke Primary Care is considered an authorized, non-network participating provider.

    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Sparta Biopharma LLC
  • Stryker Orthopaedics
  • restor3D