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Knee & Sports Medicine

Dr. Colin Kingston, originally from Long Island, New York, has been with Tidewater Orthopaedics in Hampton, VA since 2003. A proud former member of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Kingston was a flight surgeon and an orthopaedic surgeon during operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He serves his patients by valuing their time, listening to their concerns, and doing his best to resolve those issues. He loves seeing his patients’ quality of life improve and the happiness it brings their families. 

During his military service, Dr. Kingston attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and completed his residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in Texas. While in medical school and in the U.S. Air Force, he enjoyed playing rugby. Prior to joining the military, Dr. Kingston earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Currently, he is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, among others. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine. 

Knee and sports medicine doctor, Colin M. Kingston, M.D., sees patients in Hampton, VA and Williamsburg, VA.

Dr. Kingston lives in Yorktown with his wife and their two kids. In his spare time, Dr. Kingston is involved with his children’s extracurricular activities, and he pursues his interests in all sports and recreational activities, especially rugby, wrestling, golf, football, fishing, hiking, skiing, target shooting, kayaking, and scuba diving. Dr. Kingston also continues to enjoy mentoring young high school and college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in medicine.


  • 1996 – 2000
    Uniformed Services Health Consortium, Lackland AFB and Brooke AMC
    San Antonio, TX
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • 1992
    School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base
    San Antonio, TX
  • 1991 – 1992
    Wilford Hall Medical Center
    San Antonio, TX
    Transitional Internship
  • 1987 – 1991
    Uniformed University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, MD
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 1982 – 1986
    State University of New York at Albany
    Albany, NY
    Bachelor of Science

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • 2018
    AANA SOMOS Member - An association dedicated to advancing the art and science of arthroscopy through education, skills assessment and advocacy.
  • 2011
    Certification of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine, only 1883 orthopaedic surgeons in the US have qualified as of 2012, valid to December 31, 2022
  • 2011
    American Board of Recertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, valid to December 31, 2022
  • 2003 – Present
    Commonwealth of Virginia, License in Medicine and Surgery
  • 2002
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Examiners, Part II of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification
  • 1992 – 1996
    State of Missouri, License in Medicine and Surgery
  • 1992
    National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States of America, parts I, II, and III

Professional Societies

  • 2011 – Present
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • 2003 – Present
    Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • 1997 – Present
    Medical Society of Virginia
  • 1996 – Present
    Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1996 – Present
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hospital Affiliations

  • Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex
  • CarePlex Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center (COASC)
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Geddy Ambulatory Surgery Center

Research and Publications

  • 1998
    “Optimizing Cannulated Screw Configuration in Femoral Neck Fractures: A human Cadaveric Study” Placed second in San Antonio Resident Research Study
  • 1999
    Chapter on Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Tumors entitled “Dr. Parson’s and Dr. Enneking’s Aunt Minnies” used for orthopaedic residents studying for their boards
  • 2000
    “Fibrolipomatous tumors of the foot,” a case series, poster at the AAOS

Awards and Appointments

  • Voted Top Orthopaedic Surgeon by Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2016
  • Hampton Roads Magazine readers’ selection as one of the Best Orthopaedic Doctors in Hampton Roads Virginia, 2011
  • Sentara Health System Joint Task Force
  • High School/College Mentorship Program
  • Selected as the first Medical Director at the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex
  • Volunteer as head coach of York County junior wrestling club
  • Medical Executive Committee, Sentara CarePlex Hospital Vice President, Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates
  • Volunteer as one of the team physicians for the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipyard
  • Medical Director for the Center of Motion Improvement Peer Review Committee, Sentara CarePlex Hospital
  • Received the Meritorious Service Medal, USAF
  • Medical Squadron Commander at Seeb AFB in Muscat, Oman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for special forces in Afghanistan and then Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Implemented the first mass vaccination against small pox since 1974.
  • C-STARS, participated in a combined Air Force-Civilian Trauma Program at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland at Baltimore, MD
  • Transient Chief of Orthopaedics, Eglin AFB, FL

Leading the Way to Pain-Free Lives

Taking a Leap of Faith as the First Outpatient Knee Replacement Patient – As told by Teck-Seng Kwa

My name is Teck-Seng Kwa and I am a 58-year-old systems engineer contractor at NASA Langley Research Center. I have lived on the Peninsula for...

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Dr. Colin Kingston becomes area's first surgeon to perform outpatient total joint replacement in an ASC

Dr. Colin Kingston, knee and sports medicine surgeon at ...

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Top Docs of 2016

Congratulations to our Top Docs 2016.

Dr. Colin Kingston, Dr. Robert Campolattaro, Dr. Nicholas Sablan & Dr. Loel Payne. Voted Top...

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Join Dr. Colin Kingston at the OrthoJoint Center

Dr. Colin Kingston will be the guest speaker at the Sentara OrthoJoint Center at the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex on Weds, April 30...

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RESCHEDULED -Resolve to be Pain Free—Treatment Options for Painful Joints

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER TO 2/5/2014. Dr. Colin Kingston, specialist in treating joint problems, will be speaking on...

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Listen to Dr. Colin Kingston on WNIS 790AM radio Ask the Expert

Dr. Colin Kingston will be a guest on Ask the Expert WNIS 790AM radio, Wed. 8/14 from 6-7pm. Dr. Kingston will be talking about preventing sports...

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Congratulations Dr. Kingston & Dr. Campolattaro Voted Hampton Roads TOP DOC!

Congratulations to both Dr. Kingston & Dr. Campolattaro for being voted Top Doc of Hampton Roads 2013 by their peers.


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Dr. Colin Kingston appearing on Hampton Roads Show

Dr. Colin Kingston will be appearing this Weds, March 13 between 11 & 12pm on Wavy 10’s Hampton Roads Show. He will be discussing his...

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WAVY 10 hosts Tidewater Ortho as Expert on Your Side

Visit and the Experts on Your Side page for exciting information about Tidewater Ortho. Be looking and listening for Tidewater Ortho...

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“I always receive professional and courteous service with whoever I see at Tidewater Orthopedics and Dr. Kingston is no exception. I appreciate the kind and courteous visits from all the employees.”
– Janet A.