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From Los Angeles to the Olympics: Sports Medicine in the Public Eye

Dr. Samuel Brown began his career in orthopaedics with a prestigious sports medicine fellowship. The Kerlan-Jobe Clinic was started by two physicians: Dr. Robert Kerlan and Dr. Frank Jobe.

In 1973, the clinic established the FIRST accredited sports medicine fellowship. Dr. Brown was a fellow there from 1985 to 1986. As part of his fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe clinic, Dr. Brown worked with the Los Angeles Lakers, the LA Dodgers, the Los Angeles Rams and the PGA Tour.

“I worked at the Kerlan-Jobe Center, where many professional athletes were treated. It was fun but a lot of pressure. I learned a tremendous amount that helps me even today,” Dr. Brown said.

Dr. Brown drew on that experience when he worked as a U.S. Olympic Team Physician at Colorado Springs’ Olympic Training Center. More than 500 athletes and their coaches train at the facilities, including swimming, boxing, figure skating, gymnastics, weightlifting and cycling. Dr. Brown was the Medical Director for a summer program at the Olympic Training Camp in 2003.

Meeting the needs of athletes is just one part of orthopaedics today – many people can be served by the expertise of orthopaedic surgeons who need encouragement, care and rehabilitation to stay active.

Dr. Brown is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, surgery of the shoulder and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, practicing in Southeastern Virginia with Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.

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