John J. Larkin, M.D.
Dr. Larkin has 40 years of medical experience treating a wide variety of occupational and sports-related injuries. When you’re in pain, come see how Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dr. Larkin can help you take back your life. Dr. Larkin can see you in clinic, perform surgery, and get you back with physical therapy, without ever having to leave Northern Kentucky.
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About Dr. Larkin
John J. Larkin, M.D., is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Larkin has 40 years of experience working with occupational and sports-related injuries. He specializes in sports reconstructive surgery, occupational and worker’s compensation injuries, and cartilage transplants for the treatment of arthritis and total joint reconstruction. Dr. Larkin performs surgery at St. Elizabeth in Northern Kentucky to provide patients with the opportunity to have all their care done in Northern Kentucky, from clinic visits to physical therapy.
Dr. Larkin completed his undergraduate and medical schooling at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. After medical schooling in 1982, he completed a dual internship and residency at the prestigious Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, which consistently ranks as one of the top hospitals in the nation. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Larkin moved to the Greater Cincinnati area to complete a fellowship in sports medicine & orthopedic surgery at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Midwest Institute for Orthopaedics in 1988.
Dr. Larkin has been recognized for several achievements throughout his tenured career. Most recently, he was named a 2021 Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Larkin has been named to the Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors List and America’s Top Surgeons List every year since 2002.
Out of the clinic office, Dr. Larkin is involved in many professional organizations. 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. He joined Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in April of 2021.
B.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1976
M.D., University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982
Internship in General Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, 1987
Fellowship in Pathology
University of Kentucky Department of Pathology, Lexington, Kentucky, 1980
Fellowship in Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery
Cincinnati Sports Medicine Midwest Institute for Orthopaedics, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Larkin and his staff have been putting me back together for over 25 years. He has repaired both shoulders multiple times. He has replaced both knees knowing I was a high risk patient with several surgeries on my knees prior to meeting him. I can honestly say I would not be walking, yet alone having quality life, if not for him. He and his staff are and always have been very professional and very down to earth, always taking time to make sure I understand all issues and surgical procedures and options. I will always be grateful.
Dr. Larkin made me feel comfortable from the second he walked in the door. He was not in a rush and took the time to get to know me and we actually talked for a few moments before getting to the medical issue that brought me in. He was thorough in his explanation of my problem and scheduled me for follow up after MRI. He is very personable and knowledgeable.
My experience was awesome! Rotator cuff surgery is no joke and recovery isn’t fun. He was an awesome doctor, and His staff is awesome and always there for you. Sarah Bills is awesome and great at what she does. You can’t go wrong with this all-star staff.
Schedule an introductory consultation with Dr. Larkin to learn what treatment options will be best to help you overcome your injury or chronic condition. It is our goal to help you return to the sports and activities you love as soon as possible.Book an Appointment