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Brian Feeley, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Brian Feeley is an orthopedic surgeon in the UCSF Sports Medicine Center. He specializes in the management of athletic injuries to the shoulder, knee and hip; pediatric sports injuries; treatment of shoulder arthritis, and shoulder and collar bone fractures. He is trained in arthroscopic techniques to treat meniscal tears, ligament injuries to the knee, cartilage injuries, shoulder dislocations and instability, and labral and rotator cuff tears. He also performs shoulder joint replacement procedures.

Feeley has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications as well as book chapters and articles. His research focuses on biomechanics of the knee and muscle changes in rotator cuff tears. He earned a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He completed a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he served as an assistant team physician to the New York Giants. Feeley was named a 2009 Young Investigator of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and won the 2010 Young Investigator Award of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He is an assistant professor in residence in orthopedic surgery at UCSF.


Sports Medicine Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353–2808
Main: (415) 353–9400
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Stanford School of Medicine 2001


UCLA Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery


Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Feeley B. Repair and/or Acromioplasty Added to Physiotherapy Did Not Improve Outcome in Rotator Cuff Tear More Than Physiotherapy Alone. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 19; 96(22):1922.
  2. Bauer M, Feeley BT, Wawrzyniak JR, Pinkowsky G, Gallo RA. Factors affecting return to play after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a review of the current literature. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Nov; 42(4):71-9.
  3. Berliner JL, Regalado-Magdos A, Ma CB, Feeley BT. Biomechanics of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan; 24(1):150-60.
  4. Feeley BT. CORR Insights(): Rotator Cuff Fatty Infiltration and Atrophy Are Associated With Functional Outcomes in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Feb; 473(2):683-4.
  5. Toogood P, Coughlin D, Rodriguez D, Lotz J, Feeley B. A biomechanical comparison of superior and anterior positioning of precontoured plates for midshaft clavicle fractures. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Oct; 43(10):E226-31.
  6. Kiet TK, Feeley BT, Naimark M, Gajiu T, Hall SL, Chung TT, Ma CB. Outcomes after shoulder replacement: comparison between reverse and anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Feb; 24(2):179-85.
  7. Feeley BT, Zhang AL, Barry JJ, Shin E, Ho J, Tabaraee E, Ma CB. Decreased scapular notching with lateralization and inferior baseplate placement in reverse shoulder arthroplasty with high humeral inclination. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2014 Jul; 8(3):65-71.
  8. Zhang AL, Feeley BT, Schwartz BS, Chung TT, Ma CB. Management of deep postoperative shoulder infections: is there a role for open biopsy during staged treatment? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jun 24.
  9. Feeley BT, Zhang AL, Leopold SS. Editor's Spotlight/Take 5: Hospital readmissions after treatment of proximal humerus fractures: is arthroplasty safer than open reduction internal fixation? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug; 472(8):2313-6.
  10. Liu X, Joshi SK, Ravishankar B, Laron D, Kim HT, Feeley BT. Upregulation of transforming growth factor- signaling in a rat model of rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Nov; 23(11):1709-16.
  11. Souza RB, Wu SJ, Morse LJ, Subburaj K, Allen CR, Feeley BT. Cartilage MRI relaxation times after arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy reveal localized degeneration. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 May 4.
  12. Zhang AL, Schairer WW, Feeley BT. Hospital readmissions after surgical treatment of proximal humerus fractures: is arthroplasty safer than open reduction internal fixation? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug; 472(8):2317-24.
  13. Schairer WW, Zhang AL, Feeley BT. Hospital readmissions after primary shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Sep; 23(9):1349-55.
  14. Kazakia GJ, Tjong W, Nirody JA, Burghardt AJ, Carballido-Gamio J, Patsch JM, Link T, Feeley BT, Benjamin Ma C. The influence of disuse on bone microstructure and mechanics assessed by HR-pQCT. Bone. 2014 Jun; 63:132-40.
  15. Iyengar JJ, Samagh SP, Schairer W, Singh G, Valone FH, Feeley BT. Current trends in rotator cuff repair: surgical technique, setting, and cost. Arthroscopy. 2014 Mar; 30(3):284-8.
  16. O'Reilly OM, Sena MP, Feeley BT, Lotz JC. On representations for joint moments using a joint coordinate system. J Biomech Eng. 2013 Nov; 135(11):114504.
  17. Joshi SK, Kim HT, Feeley BT, Liu X. Differential ubiquitin-proteasome and autophagy signaling following rotator cuff tears and suprascapular nerve injury. J Orthop Res. 2014 Jan; 32(1):138-44.
  18. Bodendorfer BM, Anoushiravani AA, Feeley BT, Gallo RA. Anterior cruciate ligament bracing: evidence in providing stability and preventing injury or graft re-rupture. Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Sep; 41(3):92-102.
  19. Bozic KJ, Chan V, Valone FH, Feeley BT, Vail TP. Trends in hip arthroscopy utilization in the United States. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep; 28(8 Suppl):140-3.
  20. Thuillier DU, Souza RB, Wu S, Luke A, Li X, Feeley BT. T1? imaging demonstrates early changes in the lateral patella in patients with patellofemoral pain and maltracking. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1813-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.