Highly decorated military doctor, Scottsdale resident joins Arizona physician group

Dr. Leah Brown (submitted photo)

Dr. Leah Brown (submitted photo)

Physician Group of Arizona, Inc., an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, has announced the addition of Scottsdale resident Leah Brown, M.D., to the Hedley Orthopaedic Institute.

The Hedley Orthopaedic Institute provides orthopaedic care and sports medicine services throughout the Valley, according to a press release.

Dr. Brown specializes in sports medicine and treatment of the knee, shoulder and elbow. She gained frontline experience working as a Battalion Surgeon and Orthopaedic Surgery Department Head on tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She is the recipient of nine military honors and awards, including the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal and others and she proudly continues her military service in the U.S. Navy Reserves, the release stated.

Her diverse background and expertise has led her to work with professional sports teams such as serving as assistant team physician for the 2016 NFC Champions, the Carolina Panthers, and the athletic departments at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. She also plans on working with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury as assistant team physician, the release stated.

Dr. Brown knows firsthand the injuries athletes can sustain, since she is a 14-time NCAA All-American and a two-time NCAA National Gymnastics Champion at the University of Georgia. In 2016, she was inducted into the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor for these accomplishments.

Dr. Brown completed her residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego and her orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C.

Dr. Brown is currently accepting new patients at the following three Hedley Orthopaedic Institute locations:

  • 230 S. 3rd Street, Phoenix, 85004
  • 2122 E. Highland Ave., Suite 300, Phoenix, 85016
  • 1492 S. Mill Ave., Suite 113, Tempe, 85281

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 602-553-3113, or visit www.HedleyOrtho.com.

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