Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists

Craig H. Weinstein, MD, MPH

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists of Arizona would like to introduce you to our sports medicine specialist Craig H. Weinstein, MD, MPH. We hope this brief introduction will assist you when you visit our office.

A graduate of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Dr. Weinstein attended Columbia University. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After completing his preliminary general surgery and a research fellowship in orthopaedics, Dr. Weinstein performed his orthopaedic surgical training at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following this, Dr. Weinstein spent a year as a sports medicine fellow at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Alabama under the direction of Dr. James Andrews.

Dr. Weinstein's interests include shoulder, elbow, and knee problems as well as athletic injuries in both adult and pediatric patients. His research has focused on new treatments for cartilage injuries of the knee as well as frozen shoulder and throwing injuries.

Dr. Weinstein has published numerous articles and co-authored several book chapters. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He was also awarded a prestigious Herodicus Traveling Fellowship where he spent time with leading experts in sports medicine so that he could bring this world class care to residents of the Valley.

Dr. Weinstein has helped care for athletes at all levels ranging from the professionals of the Arena Football league to division I-A and I-AA colleges to numerous local high schools as well as recreational athletes. He is currently an orthopaedic consultant to the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

Dr. Weinstein also authors an ongoing Q&A blog, covering topics that vary from identifying different types of injuries to important tips on maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Visit Dr. Weinstein's Blog at