Dr Boyd, Cape Fear Sports MedicineDale W. Boyd Jr., M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine
Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Dale Boyd is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine. He has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in Wilmington, NC for 24 years.  Dr. Boyd’s practice focus is on sports medicine for athletes of all ages and competitive levels.

Dr. Boyd’s area of expertise is in knee and shoulder reconstructions and joint preservation thru cutting edge scientific based cartilage and ligament procedures. He also has extensive experience caring for preadolescence athletes from a surgical and non surgical perspective.

Dr. Boyd has an inherent knowledge of high level participation as he was a former NCAA Division I college wrestler.  He also has two children who are both NCAA Division I athletes. His son wrestles at the University of Missouri and his daughter plays golf at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Dr. Boyd has several peer reviewed literature publications and has published a chapter in “Knee Surgery” by Fu FH, Harner CD, Vince KG, Miller MC (1994). Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He was the recipient of NCATA Sports Medicine Person of the Year in 2001 and is a member of Laney High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was the team physician for The Wilmington Hammerheads professional soccer team from 1998 to 2007.

Dr. Boyd grew up in Lancaster, PA, as well as lived on base at Camp Lejeune while his father was in the Navy Medical Corps.  His father was a radiologist who practiced in New Bern, NC and also was a Division I college wrestler and NCAA Division I National Champion Qualifier.

Dr. Boyd lives in Wilmington, NC.  He is married and has 2 children.  He has 3 Labrador retrievers.  Dr. Boyd enjoys spending time with his family and 3 dogs.

Debbie Sherman, PADebbie Sherman, PA-C, ATC

Physician Assistant
Certified Athletic Trainer

Debbie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro. At UNCG, she was a member of the varsity women’s softball team and student athletic trainer while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended James Madison University earning her Master’s degree and working as a graduate assistant Athletic Trainer.

Debbie moved to Wilmington in 1986 to become an Athletic Trainer and Lecturer at UNC Wilmington where she worked until she and Dr. Boyd joined forces in 1994.  Initially serving as Coordinator of Sports Medicine, Debbie developed the sports medicine services and community outreach program prior to earning her degree in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University.

Debbie is active in the community participating in road races and triathlons.  She enjoys boating, cooking and golf.