Washington University Physician Robert Brophy, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Brophy completed undergraduate degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he played on the men’s soccer team, earning All Conference Honors during his senior season.  While completing a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Stanford University, he played for two national championship teams in the United Soccer League (1992 and 1996).  He subsequently enrolled in medical school at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as a recipient of a Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Scholarship.  He received numerous academic awards during medical school, including Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society recognition, before entering orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.  He stayed at the Hospital for Special Surgery for a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, learning about team coverage as an assistant with the New York Giants (NFL) and New York Red Bulls (MLS).

Upon graduation, he returned to the Washington University School of Medicine to join the division of sports medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with a clinical focus on shoulder and knee injuries.  In the shoulder, he has a particular interest in the treatment of shoulder instability, labral tears and rotator cuff tears.  In the knee, he specializes in meniscus, articular cartilage and ligament injuries, including the ACL and PCL, in the knee.  An Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine, he is committed to patient care, team coverage and research. 

As a former collegiate and professional athlete, Dr. Brophy understands what it takes to come back from injury.  His practice focuses on the treatment of shoulder and knee injuries and problems in patients from all walks of life and has been named to the St. Louis Best Doctors since 2009.