Dr. John Brophy, MD

Dr. John Brophy, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. John Brophy, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Chronic Neck Pain
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Brophy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brophy "John D. Brophy | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute 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 "
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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • West Point Military Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brophy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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He did 2 back surgeries on my lower back. Had a fusion done and he took the nerve and moved it from where it was so he wouldn't have to correct the problem.
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I would and did recommend Dr. Brophy. He was very professional and very kind. My surgery was successfull and as a result I am able to walk, stand and sit without pain. I am late reading the other comments and felt the need to state my thoughts about Dr. Brophy. My surgery was in November of...Read More
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Dr. Brophy was an amazing surgeon. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. Very professional.
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Extremely arrogant and pro workers compensation 100%. If you're over 40 you have a degeneration of your spine and nothing matter what the MRI says it is not work related but an age problem. It doesn't matter what's wrong with you or how clearly your injury happened at work. I will say he is a good...Read More
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Worthless including his staff. Needing to be turned into The State Board of Healing Arts. Having to go through my own private insurance to correct what he denied through workmans comp.
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