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Dominic S. Carreira, M.D.

Dominic S. Carreira, M.D.

Hip Preservation, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine



Dominic Carreira, M.D., joined Peachtree Orthopedics in 2017. He has been practicing with a focus in the areas of hip preservation and foot and ankle surgery for over 10 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


  • Hip Preservation
  • Foot and ankle
  • Sports Medicine



Dr. Carreira is a leader in orthopedics, with over 100 publications, lectures, and presentations, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Carreira has served as a surgical instructor in both hip arthroscopy and foot and ankle on over 30 occasions, including as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy.

Dr. Carreira graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995, and earned his M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. He also completed three fellowships in sports medicine, hip preservation, and foot and ankle.

He has provided medical coverage for many college and pro sports teams, including the Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, Denver Broncos, U.S. Men’s and Women’s Ski Team, and the Chicago Blaze Pro Women’s Basketball team. He has also served as a consultant for Cirque du Soleil and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Dr. Carreira is fluent in Spanish.

For answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding hip arthroscopy click here.

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Myerson Fellowship; Baltimore, MD (2007)

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle; Seattle, WA (2006)

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy; Steadman-Hawkins; Vail, CO; (2005-2006)

Residency: Rush University Medical Center (ranked #4 in orthopedics in US News and World Report), Chicago, IL; Orthopedic Surgery (2000-2005)

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL (2000) | Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Member (top 16% of graduating class)

Undergraduate Degree: University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN (1995)


  • International Society of Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • International Cartilage Research Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society – Research committee member
  • MASH (Multicenter Arthroscopy Study of the Hip) Study Group – President and Founder
  • MASTAF (Multicenter Arthroscopy Study of the Ankle and Foot) – President and Founder
  • International Ankle Instability Study Group – Member
  • Georgia Orthopedic Society


Carreira DS, Garden S, Huffman A, Ueland T. Cannabinoids in the Orthopedic Setting: A Literature Review. Orthopedics. 2022 Jul-Aug; 

Carreira DS, Shaw DB. All- Arthroscopic Brostrom Lateral Ligament Repair. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Video Theater. Published 15 March 2022.

Carreira DS, Robison JW, Robison S, Fitch A. Obesity Treatment in Orthopedic Surgery: What the Orthopedist Should Know.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg. Accepted for Publication. 2022.

Carreira, DS, Shaw, DB, Wolff, AB, Christoforetti JJ, Salvo JP, Kivlan BR, Matsuda DK. Symptom duration predicts inferior mid-term outcomes following hip arthroscopy.International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2022). 

Carreira DS, Shaw DB, Wolff AB, Christoforetti JJ, Salvo JP, Kivlan BR, Matsuda DK. Labral Degeneration Predicts Inferior Mid-Term Outcomes in Hip Labral Repair: A Multicenter Comparative Analysis. Arthroscopy. 2022 Sep.

McGovern RP, Martin RL, Christoforetti JJ, Disantis A, Kivlan BR, Wolff AB, Nho SJ, Salvo JP, Van Thiel GS, Matsuda DK, Carreira DS. Relationship of Average Outcomes Scores and Change in Status Requires Further Interpretation Between 1 and 2 Years Following Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2022.

Shaw DB, Carreira DS. Contemporary Review: The Impacts of Anxiety and Depression on Outcomes in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot and Ankle International. Accepted for Publication. 2022.

Bodendorfer BM, Alter TD, Carreira DS, Wolff AB, Kivlan BR, Christoforetti JJ, Salvo JP, Matsuda DK, Nho SJ. Multicenter Outcomes After Primary Hip Arthroscopy: A Comparative Analysis of Two-Year Outcomes After Labral Repair, Segmental Labral Reconstruction, or Circumferential Labral Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2022 Feb.


Dr. Carreira Named 2022 Top Doctor by Castle Connolly

Dr. Carreira has been chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2022. Castle Connolly identifies Top Doctors based on an extensive nomination process. The national physician-led research team reviews and rigorously screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers in the country.

Dr. Carreira Offers Innovative Foot & Ankle Treatment

Dr. Carreira offers minimally invasive surgical procedures for the foot and ankle. Compared to a traditional open surgery, minimally invasive procedures have been shown to get patients back on their feet faster, with less pain and an improved cosmetic result.


Dr. Carreira is proud to have been honored with a variety of distinguished honors, including Vitals’ “Most Compassionate Doctor” and “Patients’ Choice Award,” the “Top Doctors in America,” “Super Doctors of America,” and “Top 40 under 40: Leaders of Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.”


Ankle & Sprain Treatments

Dr. Dominic Carreira explains ankle sprains and treatment options