John J. McCarthy III, M.D.

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 15 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., primarily sees patients in the Williamsburg office.

Dr. McCarthy enjoys improving the lives of those afflicted by conditions, such as arthritis and other musculoskeletal ailments. When he is not doing that, he is an avid sports fan of all Pittsburgh professional teams. He was a competitive skier in college. He is an avid golfer and had the opportunity to serve as the Medical Director for the US Amateur at Oakmont in 2003. He was an assistant team physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins. 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 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
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sentara CarePlex – Hampton

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
  • 2015 President Medical Staff Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • 2013-2020 Medical Director Ortho Joint Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Williamsburg Office
4037 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
John J. McCarthy III, M.D.

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
  • 2020
    Recertification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery