Rob Brophy, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine
Team Physician for the St. Louis Rams (NFL)
Medical Research Consultant for Major League Soccer (MLS)
From the September Issue: Microfracture and Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation Are Cost-effective Treatments for Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Distal Femur
Podcast: Listen to Dr. Brophy discuss his article in the September issue.
Rob Brophy is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is a team physician for the St. Louis Rams (NFL), a medical research consultant for Major League Soccer (MLS), and has worked with a number of other professional, collegiate and high school teams.
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, he has developed a clinical and academic focus on sports medicine injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has authored or co-authored over 150 peer reviewed articles, and has received 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 ICRS Traveling Fellow, an AAOS-AOA North American Traveling Fellow, an AOSSM-ESSKA Traveling Fellow and an AOA ABC Traveling Fellow. He serves as a reviewer for numerous journals including The American Journal of Sports Medicine and as a current or former committee member for organizations such as the AOSSM, AOA and ORS.
Selected Other Published Work in AJSM
Update on the Methodological Quality of Research Published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine: Comparing 2011-2013 to 10 and 20 Years Prior Am J Sports Med July 22, 2015 ; published online before print July 22, 2015, doi:10.1177/0363546515591264
Risk Factors and Predictors of Subsequent ACL Injury in Either Knee After ACL Reconstruction: Prospective Analysis of 2488 Primary ACL Reconstructions From the MOON Cohort Am J Sports Med July 2015 43 1583–1590; published online before print April 21, 2015, doi:10.1177/0363546515578836
Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment, and Body Mass Index With Chondrosis at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Am J Sports Med July 2015 43 1616–1622; published online before print April 21, 2015, doi:10.1177/0363546515578838
Differences in the Microstructural Properties of the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Am J Sports Med April 2015 43 928–936; published online before print January 29, 2015, doi:10.1177/0363546514566192
Shoulder Activity Level Is Not Associated With the Severity of Symptomatic, Atraumatic Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients Electing Nonoperative Treatment Am J Sports Med May 2014 42 1150–1154; published online before print March 21, 2014, doi:10.1177/0363546514526854