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John A. Carrino, MD, MPH

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About Dr. Carrino

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.


Special Expertise

Neuromuscular, Rheumatology, Bone Health, Spine


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


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


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


American Board of Radiology, 1995


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 5 Years
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021, 2022
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


M.D., George Washington University


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


Yale New Haven Hospital

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Carrino

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology

Selected Journal Articles


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Carrino as of April 15, 2024.

  • AstraZeneca - Consultant
  • Covera Health - Consultant

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop 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