Dr. Leah Brown, MD

Dr. Leah Brown, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine (shoulder, elbow, knee)


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


  • BS University of Georgia
  • MD Ohio State University College of Medicine, 6/13/2003

Fellowship Training

  • Orthopedic Residency, Naval Medical Center, San Diego 7/1/2006 – 6/30/2010
  • Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and knee at Ortho Carolina


  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

Knee pain, Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears, Meniscus injuries, patellofemoral syndrome, knee arthritis, shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, shoulder labral tears, shoulder injuries, elbow pain, elbow injuries, elbow arthritis.

Procedures Performed

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction (link to Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Repair – Phoenix Spine & Joint (phoenixspineandjoint.com), meniscectomy ( Meniscectomy & Meniscus Repair – Phoenix Spine & Joint (phoenixspineandjoint.com), meniscal repair, rotator cuff repair (link to Rotator Cuff Tear Repair – Phoenix Spine & Joint (phoenixspineandjoint.com) , robotic assisted partial knee replacement ( link to Partial Knee Replacement Surgery – Phoenix Spine & Joint (phoenixspineandjoint.com).
Leah Brown, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Brown is a 14-time NCAA All-American, and a two-time NCAA National Gymnastics Champion and was inducted into the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor in 2016. After completing her undergraduate work, she earned a Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, followed by a Surgery internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Dr. Brown served for two years as a Battalion Surgeon (General Medical Officer) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. In 2006, she was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she served as the Medical Aid Station Director for Combat Logistics Battalion-5. Dr. Brown completed a four-year residency in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego and subsequently joined the Center’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery as a faculty orthopedic surgeon. Her next assignment was as a faculty orthopedic surgeon at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Bremerton, Washington. In 2012, Dr. Brown was deployed to Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom, where she served as Orthopedic Surgery Department Head. She is the recipient of nine military honors and awards, including the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal. She continues her military service as a Navy Reservist.

Dr. Brown is fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine, shoulder and elbow. She completed her fellowship at Orth Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. During her fellowship, she was an assistant team physician for the 2016 NFC Champions, Carolina Panthers and athletic departments for University of North Carolina in Charlotte and Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She is currently the team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Phoenix Mercury and an official orthopedic consultant for Arizona State University and the Tempe Union High School district.

Dr. Brown is a Diplomate with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. She serves on the Medical Executive Board at St. Luke’s Medical Center and is the Co-Founder and owner of UrgentlyOrtho.