Stephen F Brockmeier

Stephen F Brockmeier, MD

Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Sports Medicine Clinic

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, with Subspecialty in Sports Medicine
Research Interests:

Current research includes biomechanical and clinical studies evaluating the arthroscopic management of biceps tendon disorders of the shoulder, outcomes after SLAP repair and revision SLAP repair, and anatomic and clinical features of anatomic ACL reconstruction.

Clinical Practice:
Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Tendonitis, Compartment Syndrome, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis (Stenosing Tenosynovitis or Washerwoman's Sprain), Floating Shoulder, Meniscal Tear, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee), PCL Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, Achilles Tendon Rupture, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Labral Tear, ACL Surgery, Joint Replacement, Shin Splint, Shoulder Tendinopathy, Shoulder Replacement, Sports Medicine



Dr. Brockmeier joined the UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. He specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. This includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee with a specific focus on sports injuries of the upper extremity. He has advanced experience in arthroscopic shoulder techniques, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair and shoulder stabilization and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder and AC joint. In addition, Dr. Brockmeier specializes in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, including total shoulder replacement, humeral resurfacing, revision shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Brockmeier serves as team physician for the University of Virginia as well as for James Madison University. Prior to joining the UVA faculty, Dr. Brockmeier completed medical school and orthopaedic residency training at Georgetown University followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He then spent three years in practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and shoulder surgery. While in Charlotte, he served as team physician for the Charlotte Bobcats and was an orthopedic consultant for a number of high schools and youth baseball organizations. Dr. Brockmeier moved to Charlottesville to pursue an academic career with a research emphasis on clinical outcomes in the area of arthroscopic and open shoulder procedures. Currently, he is the principal investigator on clinical trials evaluating scaffold augmentation of rotator cuff repair and stemless total shoulder arthroplast. 

Outside of work, Dr. Brockmier spends as much time as possible with his wife, Kristin, and their three children, Ben, Jack and Paige. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, cycling, golf, tennis and skiing.

  • 2019 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Second Place, Sports Medicine
  • 2018 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Honorable Mention, Sports Medicine

  • 2015-2020 Best Doctors in America® List

  • Top Doctor - US News, Castle Connelly

  • Deputy Editor, JBJS Sports Medicine Highlights

  • American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leader

  • Editorial Board, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

  • Editorial Board, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

  • Principle Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine

  • Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

  • Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


Georgetown University 2001
Georgetown University
Hospital for Special Surgery