Alexander M. Brown, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine and specializes in treating athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He also performs joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. Before joining Nashville Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Center, he completed a fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute, founded by Dr. James Andrews, and was mentored by giants in the field, Drs. Jeffrey Dugas, E. Lyle Cain, and Benton Emblom.

Dr. Brown is originally from Somerset, Kentucky, where his father served the community as a general surgeon for over thirty years. An Eagle Scout, he attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky on a full tuition scholarship. While in college, he majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, graduating magna cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He swam for the college’s swim team and served as team captain his senior year. Before following his passion of becoming a doctor, he was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International for a year of study at the University of Melbourne, Australia. During his year abroad, he traveled the country and spoke at various Rotary clubs throughout Melbourne about his home in Kentucky. He received a graduate diploma of arts in the History and Philosophy of Science.

Dr. Brown received his medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He went on to complete his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. During his fourth year of residency, he was recognized as an outstanding resident leader by the American Orthopaedic Association. In his fifth year of training, he was awarded the J. Edward Puzas Ph.D., Clinical Translational Research Award for the best scientific paper, based on his research in the care of hip fractures. He has authored several scientific journal articles and a book chapter on the subjects of shoulder instability and elbow impingement in the throwing athlete. His research has been presented at numerous national conferences and society meetings.

During Dr. Brown’s fellowship year at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, he served as a team physician for Troy University’s Division I football team and the Shades Valley High School football team. He provided orthopaedic care for college athletes of all major sports at Troy, as well as the Birmingham Barons baseball team and the Alabama Ballet.

Dr. Brown is excited to serve the Nashville community. He and his wife, a Nashville native, look forward to raising their two daughters in this vibrant city.

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