Brad Carofino, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Shoulder and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Carofino is among a small number of orthopaedic surgeons in the country with dual fellowship training in both Shoulder Surgery and Hand Surgery, which allows him to care for the entire spectrum of upper extremity injuries. He is also the only surgeon in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia areas who has completed a Shoulder surgery fellowship.
A regional leader in shoulder surgery, Dr. Carofino currently performs over 125 shoulder replacements per year. This is the highest volume of any surgeon in the Hampton Road’s area and among the top 5% nationally. Dr. Carofino is also highly skilled in minimally invasive shoulder surgeries such as rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs and superior capsular reconstruction. His surgical practice attracts patients from throughout the state of Virginia as well as out of state.
Dr. Carofino is a team physician for the Norfolk Tides and serves as a consultant to Norfolk State University athletic department. He frequently treats shoulder and upper extremity injuries in high-level athletes in baseball, volleyball, football and tennis. In addition to his surgical treatments, he offers professionally guided accelerated rehabilitation programs.
Clinical research is a passion of Dr. Carofino’s and he is committed to developing better techniques to treat shoulder and upper extremity injuries. He has presented his research at national and international meetings and is involved in educational programs to teach advanced shoulder surgery techniques to other physicians. Dr. Carofino has also served as a reviewer for The Bone & Joint Journal and Clinical Orthopaedics and Realted Research.
When not working with his patients, Dr. Carofino enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and working on his terrible golf game.