Brian T. Feeley


Orthopedic surgeon
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Director, Muscle Stem Cell Lab
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Dr. Brian Feeley is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating athletic injuries of the shoulder and knee with arthroscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. In the shoulder, he treats rotator cuff tears or impingement, labral tears and other causes of instability, clavicle fractures and shoulder arthritis, and he performs shoulder replacement surgery. In the knee, he treats anterior cruciate and other ligament injuries, meniscus tears, cartilage injuries and early arthritis. He is the section chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of the Muscle Stem Cell Lab.

Feeley's research focuses on common knee and shoulder problems, including causes of muscle atrophy after rotator cuff tears. He also investigates how stem cells within muscle change the muscle tissue and how to stimulate these cells to improve function. For the knee, he studies how to use low-cost motion analysis to decrease injury or re-injury after initial damage and surgical procedures.

After earning his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, Feeley completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he served as an assistant team physician to the New York Giants football team.

Feeley has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, review studies and book chapters, as well as a book on rotator cuff injuries. He has received young investigator awards from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Western Orthopaedic Association.

  • Education

    Stanford School of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    UCLA Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

  • Fellowships

    Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title


My goal is to provide the best care and find the optimal strategy for each patient through evidence-based medicine and a personalized approach.

Clinics I work with

Sports Medicine Center

1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Meet Dr. Feeley

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Lean how he treats athletic injuries of the shoulder and knee with arthroscopic (minimally invasive) procedures.