Sports medicine
General orthopaedics
Surgery of the shoulder
Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee

Meet Dr. Brown



Samuel I. Brown, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Samuel Brown’s experience with high profile athletes has helped make him an expert at the assessment and treatment of the physiological and psychological makeup of athletes of all types. He has maintained a broad spectrum of clinical practice and treats his patients with a “professional athlete” level of care regardless of their condition and need.

Growing up Dr. Brown was involved in all types of athletics, particularly football and basketball. Drawn toward what was then a “new” field of Orthopaedic Surgery called “Sports Medicine,” he graduated from the University of Tennessee, and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. During General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgical residency training at Duke University Medical Center, he worked alongside Dr. Frank Bassett and the Duke basketball and football teams.

A one year fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in L.A. gave Dr. Brown opportunity to assist with the care of professional players like Oral Hershiser, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Under the tutelage of world renowned shoulder surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe, Dr. Brown learned how to treat professional athletes at the top of their game.

Dr. Brown is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has presented papers at meetings both nationally and internationally. He was the medical director at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 2003.  He is the current President of the Southern Orthopaedic Association.

“You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be treated like one.”  Dr. Samuel Brown, MD Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bachelors Degree

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Medical Degree

Medical College of Virginia, VCU, Richmond, VA


General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC – 2 yrs
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC – 4 yrs


Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA – 1 yr


Piedmont Orthopaedic Society; Kelly Award Winner 1999
President, Southern Orthopaedic Association 2017
President Elect, Southern Orthopaedic Association 2016-2017
Medical Director for 2003 summer program at Olympic Training Camp, Colorado Springs, CO


AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
AOSSM: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
President 2016-2017, Southern Orthopaedic Association
President Elect 2015-2016, Southern Orthopaedic Association
Robert K. Kerlan Society (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic)
Virginia Orthopaedic Society
American Medical Athletic Association/American Running Association US Olympic Center/Medical Director, 2003
USOC Sports Medicine Society

Blog Posts and Publications

Trauma and Overuse Syndromes of the Shoulder


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