Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Leslie A. Barnes, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder and elbow disorders, including shoulder arthritis
  • Sporting and workplace injuries involving rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Tennis elbow and pitching injuries
Research Interests
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive rotator cuff repair techniques
  • Shoulder stabilization surgery for recurrent dislocations
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Awards and Honors
  • OREF Resident Research Day, Resident Research Award
  • NY Society for Surgery of the Hand, Resident Research Award
  • Orthopaedic Scientific Research Foundation Grant Eastern Orthopaedic Association's Resident Research Award
  • Columbia University Doris Duke Research Fellowship in Orthopaedics, New York, NY


Additional Publications

Fink Barnes LA, Kim HM, Caldwell JM, Buza J, Ahmad CS, Bigliani LU, Levine WN. "Satisfaction, function and repair integrity after arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair " Bone Joint J Feb 2017, 99-B (2) 245-249.

Fink Barnes LA, Luchetti TJ, Buza J, Jobin CM, Ahmad CS. Athletes With Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Study Of Player Attitudes On Operative vs Non-operative Treatment. Poster at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February 29-March 6, 2016, Orlando, FL.

Fink Barnes LA, Parsons BO, Flatow EL. “Glenohumeral Instability.” Rockwood and Matsen: The Shoulder, 5th Edition. (2016)

Fink Barnes LA, Jim C. Hsu, Leesa M. Galatz. (2016) "Mini-Incision Fixation of Proximal Humeral Four-Part Fractures" in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics (pp1-10).

Fink Barnes LA, Parsons BO, Flatow EL. (2016) "Mini-Incision Bankart Repair." in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics

Donovan D, Fink Barnes LA, Parsons BO, Hausman MR. (2016) "Minimally Invasive Approaches for Lateral Epicondylitis" in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics

Fink Barnes LA, Flatow EL. (2016) "Overview of Shoulder Approaches." in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics.

Ratings & Reviews


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4.6 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    November 26, 2018
    Doctor and staff very respectful
  • 4.5
    November 20, 2018
    More information in advance of surgery for patient family & sling use, sleeping position. GOOD follow up w/family on day of outpatient surgery/recovery.
  • 5.0
    November 10, 2018
    Dr's Barnes, [...] & [...] have been an amazing team communicating throughout my treatments/procedures to ensure incredible results! The entire Temple Health team shows exemplary care and compassion towards your patients. [...] And anyone else I may have missed have shown incredible professionalism and communication
  • 5.0
    October 26, 2018
    very good
  • 5.0
    October 21, 2018
    All good.
  • 5.0
    September 27, 2018
    Dr. Barnes very patient.
  • 5.0
    September 16, 2018
    Dr. Barnes is one of the Best doctors i have received treatment from.
  • 5.0
    August 26, 2018
    Dr.Barnes gave me cortisone shot, I hate needles, she made it as painless as she could. So glad I had her do it
  • 5.0
    June 25, 2018
    very professional