Dr. Brad Carofino is originally from Litchfield, Connecticut. His undergraduate education was at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachussetts. He then attended medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Carofino completed two additional years of specialized training in upper extremity surgery. He performed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also performed a Shoulder & Elbow surgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle with Dr. Rick Matsen who is one of the pioneers of shoulder surgery in the United Sates.
Dr. Carofino has specialized training in shoulder surgery including minimally invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder replacements and the reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He is also one of the only surgeons on the East Coast who has been trained in the Ream and Run shoulder replacement. This is a special operation for young or active patients with shoulder arthritis. Dr. Carofino also treats all disorders of the hand and wrist including carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. He performs complex elbow procedures such as total elbow replacement and elbow arthroscopy.
Dr. Carofino has been active in research throughout his career. He has published in several orthopaedic surgery journals, presented his research at national meetings and serves as a reviewer for the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He continues to conduct clinical research in order to provide cutting edge treatment for his patients.
Above all else, Dr. Carofino enjoys spending time with his wife Katy and their three children. He is a passionate but terrible golfer, and also likes to surf, jog and coach youth sports. Dr. Carofino also volunteers his time to see uninsured patients at the Chesapeake Care Clinic.
Dr. Carofino cares for patients from throughout the Hampton Roads region as well as North Carolina. He sees patients in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake offices.