April 12, 2021
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to announce that highly regarded Northern Kentucky orthopaedic surgeon, John J. Larkin, MD, has joined the Beacon team, expanding its regional footprint and patient-centered care. Along with his successful NKY practice, Dr. Larkin brings more than 40 years of considerable experience in occupational and sports-related injuries. That depth and breadth of expertise immediately positions him as a wonderful Beacon provider.
“Now, as part of our team, Dr. Larkin provides yet another way for Beacon to best serve the communities in which we practice,” said Andy Blankemeyer. “He provides amazing care to patients in Northern Kentucky and will now to do so as part of our larger Beacon team.” Dr. Larkin is board-certified and fellowship-trained with expertise in sports and reconstructive surgery, arthritis treatment and total joint reconstruction. He was recently named a 2021 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor, having been included on that prestigious list consistently every year since 2002.
Dr. Larkin earned his bachelor’s degree and his MD from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed a dual internship and residency at the prestigious Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Larkin then moved to the Greater Cincinnati area to complete a fellowship in sports medicine & orthopedic surgery at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Midwest Institute for Orthopaedics.
Beyond his dedicated patient-specific care, Dr. Larkin is also a leader in the professional medical community in both Ohio and Kentucky. He is the Past Chairman of the Ohio Governor’s Advisory Board for Workers’ Compensation. He sat on the legislative committees of both the Ohio State Medical Society and the Northern Kentucky Medical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Larkin is past president of the Academy of Medicine of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Orthopaedic Society.
“Dr. Larkin joining Beacon Orthopaedics is another great example of how our organization is strategically growing to better serve our community,” said Dr. Peter Cha, MD, president of Beacon. “He represents one of 15 doctors who’ve joined us in the last year and have been attracted by our unique model that places emphasis on quality, access and value.” Dr. Larkin will continue to serve his current patients. However, he will do so from a new Crestview Hills, Kentucky office opening this summer. That will be Beacon’s 15th local care center, bringing the best care to more patients closer to home.
Also recently joining Beacon Orthopaedics are hand and wrist specialist, Dr. Michael Wigton who came from the University of Cincinnati, four more physicians from OrthoCincy and one from Wellington Orthopaedics. “I have been in practice for a long time. My decision to move to Beacon Orthopaedics was based on their philosophy,” Dr. Larkin said. “Their practice is patient-first and physician-driven, leading to the best care and best results. They have had the vision to become the leader regionally and I am excited about joining their team.”