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Hip & Knee

Dr. John McCarthy is a third-generation doctor and a familiar face to the peninsula; he has been an orthopaedic surgeon in the area for more than 20 years. He joined Tidewater Orthopaedics in Hampton, VA in 2007. 

Before becoming board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship-trained by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. McCarthy began his career earning an undergraduate pre-medical degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, followed by earning his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. McCarthy then went on to complete his residency and an internship at the University of Pittsburgh. Afterward, he completed his fellowship in hand surgery with The Philadelphia Hand Center. 

Hip and knee doctor, John J. McCarthy, M.D., sees patients in Williamsburg, VA.

Dr. McCarthy enjoys improving the lives of those affected by conditions, such as arthritis, and injuries. When he is not doing that, he has become an avid sports fan of all Pittsburgh professional teams. He feels lucky to have been one of the treating doctors for the Pittsburgh Penguins the year they won the Stanley Cup. Dr. McCarthy resides in Williamsburg, VA with his wife and their three children.


  • 1987
    Hand Rehabilitation Center
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • 1984 – 1987
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • 1982 – 1984
    Mercy Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA
    General Surgery Internship
  • 1978 – 1982
    Georgetown University Medical School
    Washington, DC
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 1973 – 1977
    College of the Holy Cross
    Worcester, MA
    Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Medical, Chemistry

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • 1983 – 2003
    Medical Licensure, State of Pennsylvania (Inactive)
  • 2002 – Present
    Medical Licensure, State of Virginia
  • 1990
    Board-Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2000
    Recertification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2010
    Recertification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • 1998 – 2003
    Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
  • 1988 – 2003
    Allegheny County Medical Society
  • 1998 – 2003
    Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • 1988 – Present
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • 2004 – Present
    Virginia Orthopedic Society
  • 2004 – Present
  • Virginia Medical Society
  • Hospitals Currently Serving
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sentara CarePlex – Hampton
  • Geddy Outpatient Surgery Center

Awards and Achievements

  • 1990 – 1992
    Assistant Team Physician for Pittsburgh Penguins
    Professional Hockey Team
  • 1990 – 1992
    Consultant to Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1992 – 2003
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • 2003
    Medical Director US Amateur Golf Tournament, Oakmont, PA

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Geddy Ambulatory Surgery Center
“Professional and caring attitude. A hands on provider that knows his stuff. I would highly recommend Dr McCarthy.”
– Alvin W.