John A. Carrino, MD, MPH

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.


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


Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha
George Marina Teaching Award , Harvard Medical School, 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


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


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

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
MultiPlan PHCS
NYS Empire Plan
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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M.D., George Washington University


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


Yale New Haven Hospital


American Board of Radiology, 1995

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey, Maryland

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor, Arthritis & Rheumatology

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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John A. Carrino, MD, MPH

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 646.797.8431

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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