Dr. Justin Griffin, MD

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Dr. Justin Griffin, MD
Dr. Griffin, a native of Virginia Beach, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing shoulder, knee and elbow surgery as well as other sports related injuries. His training includes advanced experience in the most modern, arthroscopic minimally invasive reconstructive technologies. After graduating first in his medical school class with Honors in Research, Dr. Griffin completed his residency at the University of Virginia. He was then selected to receive advanced specialized training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery completing the internationally acclaimed fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and following this fellowship spent additional time with surgeons at the Mayo Clinic. With over 50 publications/presentations and book chapters, academic medicine is a vital part of Dr. Griffin's practice as he remains at the forefront of research in arthroscopic shoulder techniques including rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, shoulder stabilization, outcomes after shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, and articular cartilage repair. In addition, Dr. Griffin specializes in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, including total shoulder replacement, resurfacing, revision shoulder surgery and reverse shoulder replacement. Prior to joining Jordan-Young, Dr. Griffin worked with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, DePaul University, University of Virginia and James Madison University athletes. Dr. Griffin takes pride in caring for each patient like a professional athlete, using the same meticulous approach to restore them to top-level performance in sports, work and day-to-day life. Dr. Griffin has lectured nationally and served as faculty at courses focused on shoulder surgery and sports medicine. This year his research will be presented at the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and International Cartilage Restoration Society. Dr. Griffin's practice utilizes a combination of approaches designed personally for each patient.

5716 Cleveland St Ste 200

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Contact Information

(757) 490-4802

Dr. Justin Griffin, MD

Dr. Justin Griffin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Justin Griffin is dedicated to the treatment of all patients regardless of how minor or complex the problem. 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 simply have a desire to get back to activities to remain healthy and active. Dr. Griffin's team approach is first to provide the highest level of clinical care to maximize outcome and recovery. In addition, he feels patient education is critical to facilitate shared decision making to achieving the best possible outcome. Finally, Dr. Griffin and his clinical and office staff strive to provide a warm, welcoming, and supportive patient experience.
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Dr. Griffin's Experience

Dr. Griffin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Griffin does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Torn Cartilage


  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Osteotomy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • James Madison University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Virginia Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Griffin has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Griffin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Griffin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Griffin to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (28 with comments)
Dr. Griffin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (28)
in Portsmouth, VA |
I want to Thank you for your incredible professionalism and skill. Going into my third rotatory (right shoulder) surgery, I was somewhat uneasy. However, after consulting with you, I believed that this surgery would be successful. Throughout my experience, you listened closely and promptly responded to all even after working hours. In addition, the program plan you provided to the Physical Therapist Team, you greatly maximized my recovery process. I highly recommend your expertise to everyone.
in Suffolk, VA |
If I could give this Dr. 50 stars I would. If you want someone that listens and hears what you say, takes into account what you want... this is your Dr. I trust him fully. There is never a long wait to see him and when you get into his office, he is there until you are finished asking questions. I never feel rushed or that I what I am saying is not important. I went to Dr. Griffin for a second opinion and stayed with him.
in Moyock NC |
Dr Griffin is a professional Dr who is courteous and knowledgeable in his field of medicine. He current with the latest procedures in his field. Will go into detail to answer any questions you might have concerning the procedures. His recommendations are based on facts and always has the best interest of the patient involved. I have recommended Dr Griffin to other interested persons involved with reverse shoulder replacement. I feel comfortable dealing with Dr Griffin.
in Norfolk, VA |
I recently suffered an injury involving tears to my bicep and rotator cuff. Dr. Justin Griffin performed my Rotator Cuff Surgery with expertise and success. My experience is that Dr. Griffin is a caring, professional and communicates effectively. He listened to my concerns, answered questions with clarity and discussed expectations and outcomes I am currently in Rehab and making great progress. I highly recommend Dr. Griffin and give him a perfect score of 10. Thank you Dr. Griffin.
Norfolk, VA |
Dr. Griffin handled my surgery and recovery beautifully and I am back to full range of motion and activity. I had an extremely damaged shoulder that another doctor told me could be rehabbed with PT. I sought a 2nd opinion after several more dislocations and Dr. Griffin informed me that the shoulder would have to be repaired and after MRI he discovered the shoulder was damaged much more than we could have known. He informed me of options and walked us through every aspect of the surgery.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
I came to Dr. Griffin as a second opinion for a knee injury. As a healthcare provider, I have high standards for my care and from the moment Dr. Griffin walked in the door, made eye contact, and shook my hand, I knew this would be different than the previous experience. Dr. Griffin listened to what my concerns were, answered my questions, and involved me in the decisions about my care. He is honest, genuine and I felt comfortable voicing concerns to him. I am 100% pleased.
in chesapeake va. |
Dr. Griffin was very honest with me and did not sugar coat anything. I had shoulder repair work done. Before surgery I had a lot of pain and some limited movements. It is a slow recovery but with the therapy I now have full range of motion. Very happy with my out come. The surgical technic he use on me was fantastic. All I was asking for was not to lose any more mobility. but he gave me back more than what I originally had.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Griffin is a very professional Doctor. He showed-up on time, listened to me, made clear explanations of my treatment options & explained why his recommended treatment option was the best one for my situation. (Post -treatment) : Without reservation, I highly recommend Dr. Griffin!!
San Francisco, CA |
Dr. Griffin is a fantastic surgeon. He repaired my torn meniscus. Dr. Griffin spends a lot of time explaining the issues at hand and is very kind with a wonderful bedside manner. I would recommend him without reservation.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Griffin and his team are undoubtedly one of the best in the area. I had an ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair, and throughout the entire ordeal this team made sure all of my questions were answered along with being available during off hours.If any issues did arise following the surgery, and subsequently throughout my recovery process, this team was only a call away. I truly attest that my quick recovery to was due the attentiveness and suggestions of Dr. Griffin throughout my post-op.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Griffin did a great job with my daughter. She is a year round swimmer and was suffering from shoulder and back pain. He was able to diagnose the issue quickly and she is now back in the pool pain free. Thank you Dr. Griffin.
in Virginia Beach, Va |
If you ever have any type of shoulder injury, Dr. Griffin is the man to see. I went to him as a second opinion doctor. I truly wish I was referred to him from the beginning. Very professional. Greets you with a hand shake. Great eye contact. He doesn't sugar coat anything or leave you guessing what the next step is going to be. This was my 1st visit, but I can already tell I am in good hands. Everyone in the office is nice as well. I would recommend him to anyone.
Chesapeake, VA |
Dr. Griffin was great. He was straight forward and honest about my options, explained my injury, and answered all my questions about the procedure needed to repair it. He was also very descriptive and detailed during my post-op with my family. Plan to wait for a while in the exam room, but I attribute this to him spending time with his patients and thoroughly answering their questions and addressing their concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Griffin.
in Norfolk, VA |
Dr. Griffin performed a total shoulder replacement for me in February. During my pre-operative appointment he explained the procedure in detail using models to illustrate it. He very patiently and thoroughly answered my lengthy list of questions. The surgery went very well with very manageable post-op pain. I am now 4 months post-op and played golf recently with absolutely no pain. He is a skilled surgeon and compassionate physician. I recommend him without reservation. Thanks Dr. Griffin!
in Chesapeake, VA |
I saw Dr Griffin In Feb 2017. I was diagnosed with a severely torn rotator cuff. Surgery was scheduled for March 13. Before the surgery Dr Griffin explained my problem and what his plan was to repair it. He explained what I could expect after surgery the Physical therapy that would follow. He did not paint a rosy or a dark picture. He gave me the facts and then answered all my questions to my complete satisfaction. In less than 3 mos I'm thru with therapy and doing great.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Had distal biceps repair surgery and 7 months later I'm back to 100%. Dr. Griffin is a gifted surgeon and explained the procedure and recovery in terms anyone can understand. I can recommend him without reservation.
in kitty hawk,nc |
Dr. Griffin addressed all of my concerns and took the time(non-office visit) to discuss my individual needs during recovery. He modified several aspects of the shoulder surgery to fit my future needs rather than take a standard approach. I could not be happier with the results and with his encouragement I will push my self even further.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
We couldn't have found a more competent, skilled, and expert Surgeon to perform a shoulder reverse-replacement procedure on my 81-year-old mother. His credentials, training, education, and experience are stellar-but more than that, he was kind and patient, treating my mom with respect and dignity. That, in itself, was more comforting to her than his surgical gifts. Mom is up and about, using her shoulders and arms again - 3 months after her surgery!
in Virginia Beach |
Dr. Griffin was amazing. His bedside manner is aces up. Explained in detail what was wrong with my knee and what he was going to do to correct it. Extremely caring and personable. His surgery was impeccable and my knee hasn't been this good since high school. Very highly recommended.
in Norfolk, VA |
Dr. Griffin was phenomenal! Extremely patient and helpful, and I walk with no pain! He seems to really connect with his patients personally, not just to care about the surgery. I appreciate that the first time I saw him, we decided not to rush into surgery. Many doctors would just be interested in the moneymaking fix. The only negative I have is the long wait to see him. I have spent 45 minutes to an hour in the exam room each time. Now that I know this, I just bring work to do! A
in Norfolk, VA |
So pleased to have Dr. Griffin repair my broken elbow on Sept 29, 2016. Dr. Griffin is the most approachable physician I have met and he always explained, in detail, every aspect of my surgery , recovery and rehab. In addition Dr. Griffin never acted rushed when working with me.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Had a minor fall that caused terrible knee pain. Called JYI and my appointment was with Dr. Griffin. And so glad it was. He was personable, patient, knowledgeable and thorough. He listened to me explain my fall and describe my pain. After xrays and examining my knee, by touching and moving it, Dr. Griffin miraculously relieved 85% of the discomfort. I went home with a knee brace, was instructed to ice it and to schedule PT for 2 weeks. All did the trick. Dr. Griffin is fantastic!
Dr Griffin spent as much time with me as necessary to answer all my questions about options to address my shoulder pain. He suggested an anti-inflammatory injection and physical therapy which has worked so far. Dr Griffin is a very kind person and truly cares about listening to and understanding his patients.
in Edenton, NC |
Dr, Griffin operated on me 9/27/16 for rotator cuff surgery and bicep tendon repair. Dr. Griffin was totally professional and an excellent surgeon. I can honestly say that I only had one day of pain after my extensive surgery, which was the day after surgery when the block wore off. I'm 6 weeks after surgery and just got my sling removed and I am doing all Physical Therapy without any pain or discomfort. I totally recommend him to anyone and everyone that needs a shoulder repair.
Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Griffin is an awesome doctor. He is patient, caring and most of all kind. I wish there were more doctors like him.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Griffin explained the injury to my shoulder in layman's terms making sure I understood all the issues involved and options available. We decided together to try an steroid injection and physical therapy, hoping to avoid surgery, if possible. So far, our plan as worked! The pain in my shoulder has disappeared and I have total use of my arm again. This could be a temporary fix, and if I do have need surgery, I am totally confident that I have the best surgeon possible! Thank you Dr. G!
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Griffin took time to review my diagnosis, show & discuss with me all the X-Rays taken. He explained treatment options & I was pleased that he recommended conservative treatment initially. Days later my knee pain increased & I was able to get in to see him within 24 hours of my call. I opted for a cortisone injection and he administered this with expertise, no pain, with thorough explanations of what to expect, & near immediate pain relief. Extremely courteous & professional. Thank you, Dr. G
in Chesapeake, VA |
Dr. Griffin was very professional and knowledgeable. He understood my medical issues and provided options for treatment. He respected my treatment decision. The minor procedure he performed was almost painless. I would recommend Dr. Griffin to my family and friends. He represents The Jordan-Young Institute well. LaTonya
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Dr. Griffin accepts 9 insurance carriers
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
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  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
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  • MultiPlan
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