Robert H Brophy, MD, FAAOS

Robert H Brophy, MD, FAAOS

Chief of Sports Medicine, Director of Orthopaedic Clinical Research Center and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
The AAOS has been a help throughout my career in a variety of ways.  Early in my career, the AAOS was a great resource for education through specific resources as well as courses and the Annual Meeting.  Over time, the AAOS provided opportunities to contribute to education through courses and meetings as well as opportunities to give back and serve our profession in a variety of roles.

As an Active Fellow Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
Publications such as AAOS Now and JAAOS are the resources I use on a regular basis.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
Dr. Russell Warren talked about getting involved in professional activities and emphasized that I would not remember how many patients I didn’t see or how many cases I didn’t do but I would remember the experiences I had, the people I met, and the relationships I developed.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
I think striving for efficiency is the best way to be productive, and it requires frequent reassessment as the work environment, requirements, and responsibilities change.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Prioritization in terms of taking on and completing responsibilities and tasks

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Staying physically active and watching sports

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
In my first and only marathon, I qualified for Boston but I missed out as it was during my intern year.