Bradley C. Carofino, MD, FAAOS

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In


“First and foremost, we provide our patients with the type of medical care that we would want for our family members and loved ones. We believe that truly caring about patients is the most important ingredient in medicine.” –
Bradley C. Carofino M.D


  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation


  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release


  • Bon Secours DePaul Hospital
  • Chesapeake Regional Hospital
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital


  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Winston Warme, M.D. & Frederick Matsen, M.D.
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Fellowship Director: Alex Shin, M.D.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Connecticut Department of Orthopaedics, Farmington, CT
    Chairman: Jay Lieberman M.D.
    Program Director: Bruce Browner M.D.
  • M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
  • Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry). The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • 2000 Volunteer Medical Mission. Peru. Flying Doctors of America
  • 2000 Volunteer Medical Mission. The Dominican Republic, Christian Medical
  • 1998 Volunteer Medical Mission. Rio Dulce, Guatemala.
  • 1996 Volunteer Medical Mission. Ecuador. Medical Missionaries International

Dr. Brad Carofino is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder, elbow and hand injuries. He has completed advanced fellowship training in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at The University of Washington and a Hand Surgery Fellowship at The Mayo Clinic. Dr. Carofino is one of a few fellowship trained shoulder surgeons in the state of Virginia.

Dr. Carofino has extensive experience in shoulder replacement surgery and arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. He performs approximately 100 shoulder replacements annually, which places him in the top 5% of orthopaedic surgeons. Because of this experience Dr. Carofino is involved in teaching shoulder replacement to other surgeons nationally through the DJO Customized Advanced Surgeon Education Program. Dr. Carofino is also working with implant manufacturers to develop new minimally invasive shoulder replacement techniques.

Dr. Carofino also cares for athletes with shoulder and upper extremity injuries. He is a team physician for the Norfolk Tides (triple A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) and a consultant for the Norfolk State Athletic Department.

Dr. Carofino sees patients in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake offices. He also volunteers his time to see uninsured patients at the Chesapeake Care Clinic, because he believes the needs of the patient should always come first.

Outside of work, Dr. Carofino enjoys spending time with his wife Katy and their three young children. He is a passionate butterrible golfer, and also likes to surf, jog and coach youth sports.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Virginia Beach and Chesapeake


  • Carofino BC, Leopold SS. Classifications in brief: the Neer classification for proximal humerus fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jan; 471(1):39-43
  • Carofino BC, Bishop AT, Spinner RJ, Shin AY. Nerve injuries resulting from arthroscopic treatment of lateral epicondylitis: report of 2 cases. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jun. 37(6). 1208-10
  • Carofino B, Chowaniec DM, McCarthy MD, Bradley JP, Delaronde S, Beitzel K, Cote MP, Arciero RA, Mazzocca AD. Corticosteroids and local anesthetics decrease positive effects of platelet-rich plasma: an in vitro study on human tendon cells. Arthroscopy 2012. May 28(5): 711-9
  • Carofino BC, Mazzocca AD. The anatomic coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction: surgical technique and indications. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Mar; 19(2 Suppl):37-46
  • Carofino BC, Fulkerson JP. Anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle for patellofemoral arthritis in patients > 50 years. J Knee Surg. 2008 Apr;21(2):101-5
  • Carofino BC, Lieberman JR. Gene therapy applications for fracture-healing. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb;90 Suppl 1:99-110
  • Bicos J, Carofino B, Andersen M, Schepsis AA, Fulkerson JP, Mazzocca A. Patellofemoral forces after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: a biomechanical analysis. J Knee Surg. 2006 Oct;19(4):317-26
  • Mazzocca AD, Cohen M, Berkson E, Nichols G, Carofino BC, Arciero R, Romeo AA. The anatomy of the bicipital tuberosity and distal biceps tendon. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb;16(1):122-7
  • Carofino B, Fulkerson J. Medial hamstring tendon regeneration following harvest for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: fact, myth, and clinical implication. Arthroscopy. 2005 Oct;21(10):1257-65
  • Parikh SA, Carofino BC, Lee AC, Groothius A, Seifert P, Nugent HM, Edelman ER. “Tissue engineered endothelial cells inhibit early events in the vascular response to injury to prevent restenosis.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2004. 43(5) Supplement 1. Abstract
  • Matsen FA 3rd, Butler-Wu S, Carofino BC, Jette JL, Bertelsen A, Bumgarner R. Origin of propionibacterium in surgical wounds and evidence-based approach for culturing propionibacterium from surgical sites. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 ;95(23):e1811–7
  • Carofino BC. CORR insights: What is the minimum clinically important difference in grip strength? CORR. 2014 Sep; 472(9): 2857-8
  • Brogan DM, Carofino BC, Kircher MF, Spinner RJ, Elhassan BT, Bishop AT, Shin AY. Prevalence of rotator cuff tears in adults with traumatic brachial plexus injuries. JBJS-Am. 2014 Aug 20; 96(16);e139
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture. Carofino BC, Mazzocca AD. The Athlete’s Elbow (DVD). AAOS 2006. Editors: Michael L. Pearl, MD, Scott P. Steinmann, MD, and Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA


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Coastal Virginia Magazine

Virginia Beach, VA, September 1, 2018 – The September issue of Coastal Virginia magazine announces…

The surgeons and staff of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists are grateful to Coastal Virginia Magazine readers for making AOS #1 again in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Best of contest…