John D. Brophy, MD

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 includes 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.

Professional Societies membership and services:

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Tennessee Medical Association

Disorders & Treatments

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Workers Compensation, Including MMI/PPI Ratings


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