Dr. Robert Brophy is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. He graduated from Stanford University with bachelors’ degrees in electrical engineering and economics and a master’s degree in industrial engineering while playing on the men’s varsity soccer team. After earning his MD from the Washington University School of Medicine, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship training at The Hospital for Special Surgery.
Since returning to Washington University to join the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, his clinical and academic focus is on sports medicine injuries of the knee and shoulder. He served as a team physician for the St. Louis Rams until their relocation to Los Angeles. He has authored or co-authored over 170 peer reviewed articles, with peer-reviewed grants from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and a number of research related distinctions, including the AOSSM NCAA Research Award and Cabaud Memorial Award, the Lee T. Ford Award from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Washington University School of Medicine, and the Arthur C. Rettig Award from the NFL Physicians Society. He has been an International Cartilage Repair Society Traveling Fellow, an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons-American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) North American Traveling Fellow, an AOSSM-European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy Traveling Fellow and an AOA ABC Traveling Fellow and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.