Dr. J. Marc Cardelia CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-6550
Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Fellowship: UCSD/Children's Hospital/Health Center San Diego


Educated at Princeton, Dr. Cardelia serves as surgical director of CHKD's Sports Medicine Program and as a staff pediatric orthopedic surgeon at CHKD. His previous professional work experience was as a staff pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Florida Orthopedic Institute and Nemours Children's Clinic in Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Cardelia has helped design state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy gymnasiums at CHKD health centers. He has also developed clinics for young female athletes focusing on prevention of knee injuries.

Dr. Cardelia serves on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School as assistant professor of orthopedics.

Clinical Interests
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2022
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
  • American Medical Association

Bennett, James T. MD*; Chung, Hoon MSc†; Artz, Nicolas MSc†; Abraham, Vivek M. MD‡; Andrews, Albert MD†; Wells, Douglas Jr MD†; Cardelia, Marc MD*; St. Remy, Carl MD*. Does a Preoperative Mental Health Diagnosis Affect Pain Management in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Undergoing Surgery?. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics ():10.1097/BPO.0000000000002545, October 12, 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000002545