Alexander M. Brown, M.D.


  • General Orthopaedics
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip
  • Knee


  • McMinnville


Alexander M. Brown, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well as general orthopedic care.

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.

Dr. Brown received his medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He went on to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic 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 Orthopedic 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 book chapters 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.

Dr. Brown completed a fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute, in Birmingham, Alabama, founded by Dr. James Andrews, and was mentored by Drs. Jeffrey Dugas, E. Lyle Cain, and Benton Emblom. During Dr. Brown’s fellowship year, he served as a team physician for Troy University’s Division I football team and the Shades Valley High School football team. He provided orthopedic care for college athletes of all major sports at Troy, as well as the minor league Birmingham Barons baseball team.

Dr. Brown is excited to serve the community of McMinnville. He and his wife, a Tennessee native, look forward to raising their two daughters in the community. Outside of medicine, he enjoys traveling, hiking, fly-fishing, snow skiing, playing piano, and spending time with his family.


Centre College, B.S.; Danville, Kentucky, (2004 – 2008)

University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma of Arts; Victoria, Australia (2009)

Medical School:
University of Louisville School of Medicine, M.D.; Louisville, Kentucky (2010-2014)

University of Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery; Rochester, New York (2014 – 2019)

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery, American Sports Medicine Institute; Birmingham, Alabama (2019 – 2020)



Greenstein A, Chen R, Brown A, Knapp E, Roberts A, Awad H, Voloshin I. Chondral Damage After Arthroscopic Repair Techniques for Acute Bony Bankart Lesions: A Biomechanical Study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. August 2021; 49(10):2743-2750.

Greenstein A, Chen R, Knapp E, Brown A, Roberts A, Awad H, Voloshin I. A Biomechanical, Cadaveric Evaluation of Single- vs Double-Row Repair Techniques on Stability of Bony Bankart Lesions. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2021; 49(3): 773-779.

Chen RE, Brown AM, Greenstein AS, Mannava SP, Voloshin I. Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Second Generation Trabecular MetalTM Glenoid Components in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Shoulder & Elbow. August 2021; 13(4): 416-425.

Chen RE, Brown AM, Greenstein AS, Miller RJ, Mannava SP, Voloshin I. Cemented Versus Uncemented Fixation of Second-Generation Trabecular Metal Glenoid Components: Minimum 5-Year Outcomes. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. April 2021; 30(4): e147-156.

Gerhart, DC, Brown, AM, Cain, EL. (2020). Valgus Extension Overload. In Joshua S. Dines, Christopher L. Camp, and David W. Altchek (Eds.), Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd Ed.) Springer.

Brown A, Zmich Z, Roberts A, Lipof J, Judd K. Expedited Surgery in Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients Taking Direct Oral Anticoagulants is not Associated with Increased Short-Term Complications or Mortality Rates. OTA International. August 2020; 3(1): p e089.

Brown A, Soles G, Gorczyca J, Humphrey C, Judd K, Ketz J, and Nahom Tecle. External Fixation Across Pilon Fractures. OTA Video Library. 2019.

Brown, A. (December 2014). Hard Battles. Louisville Medicine: Greater Louisville Medical Society, Vol 62, No. 7, pp. 10-11.

Asmus SE, Anderson EK, Ball MK, Barnes BA, Bohnen AM, Brown AM et al. Neurochemical characterization of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive interneurons in the developing rat cerebral cortex. Brain Research. 2008 Nov; 1222(1): 95-105.


  • J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D. Clinical Translational Research Award – University of Rochester, 2019
  • AOA Resident Leadership Forum – University of Rochester, 2018
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship – University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society – Centre College, 2008
  • Ormond Beatty Alumni Academic Prize – Centre College, 2008
  • John Marshall Harlan Leadership Award – Centre College, 2007
  • Mitchell Young Chamberlain Varsity Letterman Prize – Centre College, 2006
  • President’s Scholarship – Centre College, 2004
  • Eagle Scout – 2004

Memberships & Associations

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2017-present)
  • American Orthopaedic Association (2014 – present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2014 – present)
  • American Medical Association (2010 – present)

Team Physician

  • Warren County High School