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John A. Carrino, MD, MPH

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John A. Carrino, MD, MPH

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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
Room 3E-012
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.797.8431
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
Room 3E-012
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.797.8431

Dr. Carrino is an internationally renowned radiologist with particular expertise in diagnostic imaging and percutaneous image-guided intervention.  He is a coauthor on over 200 peer reviewed publications in a variety of areas.

Dr. Carrino has strong interests in musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging using multiple modalities (Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Radiography), image guided therapy (IGT), medical informatics, and health services research. He has an extensive research background with previous NIH awards and also brings to bear a strong foundation in information technology. Dr. Carrino is an active participant in several medical societies related to musculoskeletal imaging, interventional radiology, MRI and informatics. He has participated in the leadership of several national and international scientific and professional societies. He has served on the Advisory Committee of the FDA Radiology Devices Panel, looking at computer aided diagnosis. He is a formal collaborator in the Laboratory for Imaging in Surgery, Therapy and Radiology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Carrino received a B.S. degree in biology and an M.D. degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also had the benefit of a military scholarship with his payback time spent at the U.S. Air Force’s premier medical treatment facility, Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, an academic healthcare enterprise within the Department of Defense. Dr. Carrino performed his Radiology training at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals and an associate editor for Arthritis & Rheumatism.

Patient Stories


Vice Chairman of Radiology, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


Special Expertise

Neuromuscular, Rheumatology, Bone Health, Spine


MRI, CT, US, Radiography, and Image Guided Intervention (fluoroscopy, CT, US) of spine and extremities


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2021
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021
Harvard Medical School George Marina Teaching Award, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award
Distinguished Faculty Award for Educational Effectiveness from the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
Eyler Editorial Fellow
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award
Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha


International Spine Intervention Society, Instructor
North American Spine Society, Radiology section co-director
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), standards committee



Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Carrino as of December 22, 2020.

  • Carestream - Advisory Board
  • Covera Health - Consultant
  • Globus Medical, Inc. - Consultant
  • Image Analysis Group - Advisory Board
  • Image Biopsy Lab - Consultant
  • Pfizer - Consultant
  • Simplify Medical - Consultant


By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Carrino in the News


M.D., George Washington University


M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health


Yale New Haven Hospital


American Board of Radiology, 1995

State Licensure

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.