Justin W. Griffin, MD

Dr. Justin Griffin, a native of Virginia Beach, is fellowship-trained orthopedic shoulder, elbow and knee surgeon, and sports medicine specialist serving the greater Hampton Roads area and surrounding communities. Offering both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the shoulder, elbow and knee, Dr. Griffin’s practice utilizes a combination of approaches designed for each patient with an emphasis on restorative procedures such as transplants and joint preserving techniques that are alternatives to conventional shoulder, knee and elbow replacements for active patients. Minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art, arthroscopic techniques are used to accelerate the recovery process for challenging conditions such as rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability, knee ligament injuries as well as shoulder and elbow arthritis and stiffness. His specialties include advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder and knee, total shoulder replacement including reverse shoulder arthroplasty, elbow ligament reconstruction, pediatric sports medicine, cartilage restoration/transplantation and all-arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction.

Dr. Griffin graduated first in his medical school class Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine with Honors in research and was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national honor medical society and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. Dr. Griffin then went on to complete his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Virginia where he was selected as resident of the year and chief administrative resident. During his time in Charlottesville, Dr. Griffin received numerous teaching awards including the Gold Humanism and excellence in teaching award and was selected into the Mulholland Society for his educational aptitude, which he now applies to his patient interactions and teaching medical students. He was then selected to receive advanced specialized training in comprehensive shoulder surgery, knee and sports medicine completing the internationally acclaimed fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago with many of the nation’s leading experts. Following this fellowship, Dr. Griffin spent additional time with surgeons at the Mayo Clinic studying advance shoulder and elbow surgery. During his time in Chicago, he served as faculty at several courses focused on advanced techniques for Shoulder Surgery and Arthroscopic Surgery.

Prior to joining the Jordan-Young Institute, Dr. Griffin assisted in caring for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, DePaul University, and University of Virginia and James Madison University athletes. Dr. Griffin is involved in multiple orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder societies such as the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society. Finally, Dr. Griffin serves as a reviewer for multiple journals including for the Arthroscopy journal, and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Griffin is actively involved in Orthopaedic shoulder and sports medicine research. His research interests include knee ligament reconstruction, overhead injuries in athletes, all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability and labrum repair, and treatment of shoulder arthritis in young and old patients. He is actively involved in research to develop and perfect new treatment strategies to allow for faster and more complete recovery following both non-operative and surgical care of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. More recent research interests include the application of biologic therapies such as the use of growth factors and stem cells to augment healing.

Compassionate Patient Care
Dr. Justin Griffin is dedicated to the treatment of all patients regardless of how minor or complex the injury. An advocate for education, research and patient care, Dr. Griffin is dedicated to helping his patients no matter if they are a professional athlete, weekend warrior or have a desire to get back to activities to remain healthy and active. Dr. Griffin and his team recognize the impact an injury or painful joint can have on all aspects of a patient’s life and well-being. Their team approach is first and foremost to provide the highest level of clinical care to maximize outcome and recovery. In addition, they feel that patient education to facilitate shared decision-making based on the latest evidence is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Dr. Griffin and his office staff strive to provide a warm, welcoming, supportive and efficient patient experience.
Dr. Griffin lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and children. For more information about Dr. Griffin, please visit www.justingriffinmd.com.


• Fellowship, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine & Cartilage Restoration: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
• Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
• Internship, General Surgery: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
• Medical Degree: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; Chicago, IL
• Undergraduate: James Madison University; Harrisonburg, VA


• Assistant Professor of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
• Reviewer: Arthroscopy: Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
• Reviewer: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Team Coverage

• Chicago Bulls, Team Physician
• Chicago White Sox, Assistant Team Physician
• McDonalds All-American Games, Team Physician
• MLB Spring Training, Team Physician
• Chicago Steele Hockey, Team Physician
• DePaul University, Assistant Team Physician
• Chicago Arena Football, Assistant Team Physician
• Thornton Fraction North High School, Team Physician
• Charlottesville High School Football, Team Physician
• James Madison University
• University of Virginia
• Western Albermarle High School Football, Team Physician
• Woodberry Forest High School Football, Assisted with Team Coverage

Awards & Honors

• Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society, Epsilon Illinois
• First in Medical School Class, Summa Cum Laude, Loyola School of Medicine
• Mulholland Society Resident and Fellow Teaching Award, UVA
• Administrative Chief Resident, UVA Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Virginia
• Gold Humanism and Teaching Honor Society, UVA
• Top Five Posters, Southern Orthopaedic Association, Palm Beach, FL
• Junior Resident of the Year, UVA Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Highest Class Score on OITE, UVA Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Clinical Abstract Podium Winner, Virginia Orthopaedic Society
• Research Honors with Distinction, Loyola School of Medicine
• Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Sciences, Loyola School of Medicine
• Top Performance in the Surgery Clerkship Award, Loyola School of Medicine
• Top Oral Research Presentation Finalist 2009, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
• Faculty Medallion for Excellence in Second Year Curriculum- Loyola Medicine
• Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Accardi Scholarship
• Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Lapacz Scholarship
• Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Merit Scholarship

Professional Associations

• Arthroscopy Association of North America
• American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
• Virginia Orthopedic Society
• MidAtlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Specific Conditions

• Shoulder Instability
• All-Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Stabilization Procedures
• Bone loss of the glenoid and humerus (transplants, coracoid transfer/Latarjet)
• Rotator Cuff Tears
• All-Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
• Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Tears
• Superior Capsular Reconstruction
• Tendon Transfers for Chronic Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
• Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Rotator Cuff Arthropathy
• Biceps Tendonitis and Instability
• Thrower’s Shoulder/Little League Shoulder
• Acromioclavicular Joint Sprains and Dislocations
• Acromioclavicular Arthritis and Osteolysis
• Labral Tears
• Arthroscopic Labral Repair
• SLAP Tears
• Arthroscopic SLAP Repair
• Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cartilage Defects of the Shoulder
• Shoulder Replacements
• Shoulder Arthroscopy
• Cartilage Transplantation
• Adhesive Capsulitis, Calcific Tendonitis
• Scapular Winging and Disorders
• Suprascapular Nerve Compression
• Clavicle Fractures
• Fractures around the scapular and shoulder
• Sports Related injuries to the shoulder
• Failed Prior Shoulder Surgery
• Pediatric Shoulder Injuries

• Ligament Injuries: ACL, PCL, PLC, LCL, MCL
• Primary and Revision Ligament Reconstruction
• Patellar tendonitis
• Patellofemoral Pain
• Extensor Tendon Injuries: Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon
• Meniscus Tears
• Meniscectomy
• Meniscus Repair
• Meniscus Replacement
• Patellar Instability
• Cartilage Defects
• Pediatric ACL injury
• Osteoarthritis
• Cartilage Transplants
• Meniscus
• Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
• DeNovo NT
• Microfracture
• BioCartilage
• Osteochondral Allografts
• Osteochondral Autografts
• Osteotomies of the femur and tibia
• Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
• Osteochondritis Dissecans and Avascular Necrosis
• Arthrofibrosis

• Biceps Ruptures
• Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
• Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum
• Arthritis of the Elbow
• Stiffness
• Loose bodies in the elbow
• Ulnar Neuritis
• Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis of the Elbow
• Arthroscopic release for stiff/arthritic elbow

• Hip Arthroscopy, FAI, Labral Repair