John D. Brophy

Dr. John D. Brophy is a West Point graduate, earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his neurological residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1989. His military experience and training include commander of a neurosurgical detachment during Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm and the Army Ranger and Airborne courses. He served as Chief of Neurosurgery at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with twelve years on active duty. Dr. Brophy is a board-certified neurosurgeon and has maintained a practice in Memphis since 1995. He is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia.

Prior to joining Semmes Murphey, he and Dr. LaVerne R. Lovell were principals in the Brophy & Lovell Neurosurgical Clinic, with offices in Memphis, Germantown, Jackson, TN and Batesville, MS.

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We're available to serve your brain and spine care needs at these locations. The Semmes Murphey main office is just 20 minutes from the Memphis International Airport, and we have clinics throughout the Mid-South area.

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The best brain and spine care in the world starts here. The doctors of Semmes Murphey specialize in neurosurgery, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, interventional pain, and neuropsychology.

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