Brian Feeley, MD

Brian Feeley, MD

Brian Feeley, MD

Associate Professor
Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) 2008
Ortho Residency UCLA 2007
M.D. Stanford University 2001
B.S. Stanford University 1996


Grants & Awards

  • 2017, A Clinical 3D Movement Analysis System for Assessing Lower Extremity Injury Risk and Recovery in Athletes, R41AR068202
  • 2015, Molecular pathophysiology of massive rotator cuff tears, R03AR060871

Membership & Committees

About Brian Feeley, MD

Brian Feeley, MD joined the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2008, and is currently an Associate Professor in Residence. Feeley received his bachelor of science degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine before serving his residency in the UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he also served as an assistant team physician to the New York Giants.

Dr. Feeley's clinical focus is on athletic injuries of the shoulder and knee and the use of minimally invasive/arthroscopic procedures to treat these problems. In the shoulder, he treats rotator cuff tears/impingement, shoulder instability and labral tears, clavicle fractures, shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacement with reverse shoulder arthroplasty. In the knee, he treats ACL and other ligament injuries, meniscus tears, cartilage injuries, and early arthritis.

Dr. Feeley performs research on common shoulder and knee problems. In the shoulder, he is studying the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for the development of muscle atrophy after rotator cuff tears. He is evaluating how stem cells residing within the muscle result in changes to the muscle tissue, and how to stimulate these cells to differentiate in ways to improve muscle function. Visit the Feeley Laboratory for Stem Cell Regeneration and Translational Research to learn more.

In the knee, he is evaluating techniques to use low cost motion analysis to improve lower extremity kinematics and decrease injury and re-injury risk after injuries and surgical procedures.

He has published over 120 peer reviewed articles, review studies, and book chapters, as well as a book on rotator cuff injuries. He has received the AOSSM and OREF Young Investigator Awards for his research, and in 2012 received the Western Orthopaedic Young Investigator Award. He is currently funded by the NIH and OREF for his research, and was the 2014 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award winner from the OREF and ORS. In 2017, he won teaching awards from the UCSF school of medicine and a research award from the AOSSM.

Dr. Feeley is currently the team physician for St. Ignatius College Prep High School. He also serves as the UCSF sports medicine fellowship director and associate program director for the UCSF Orthopedic Surgery residency. In his spare time, he likes to surf Northern California, and coaches both of his daughters' softball teams in San Francisco Little League.

Dr. Feeley practices primarily at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute on the Mission Bay campus in San Francisco; he also offers patients online second opinions.

Awards Honors

  • UCSF School of Medicine Teaching Award
    UCSF School of Medicine Teaching Award, UCSF, 2017
  • Softball Coach of the Year
    Softball Coach of the Year, SF Little League, 2017
    SF Little League
  • Bart Mann Award for Research
    Bart Mann Award for Research, AOSSM, 2017
  • Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award.
    Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award., OREF/ORS, 2014
  • James O Johnston Teaching Award.
    James O Johnston Teaching Award., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Francisco., 2014
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Francisco.
  • OREF Career Development Award
    OREF Career Development Award, OREF, 2013
  • WOA Young Investigator Award
    WOA Young Investigator Award, Western Ortho Association, 2012
    Western Ortho Association
  • George Davies-James Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award
    George Davies-James Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award, JOSPT, 2012
  • Young Investigator Grant
    Young Investigator Grant, OREF, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award
    2009 - 2010
    Young Investigator Award, AOSSM, 2009-2010
  • Dawson Outstanding Teaching Award
    Dawson Outstanding Teaching Award, UCLA, 2007

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