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Samuel I. Brown, MDFellowship-Trained
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine

Samuel I. Brown, MD

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.

Bachelor’s 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

Blog Posts and Publications
  • Trauma and Overuse Syndromes of the Shoulder

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Sentara
  • Sentara
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • 5801 Harbour View Blvd
    Suite 200
    Suffolk, VA 23435

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

  • 501 Discovery Drive
    Chesapeake, VA 23320


  • 150 Burnett’s Way
    Suite 100
    Suffolk, VA 23434

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm