John Brown, MD


Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Shoulder Care, Knee Care, Fractures & Trauma



Services & Specialties

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Shoulder Care, Knee Care, Fractures & Trauma



Office Information

Sun City West 210 Clinic

14520 W. Granite Valley Dr.
Suite 210
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


John A. Brown, MD is a board certified, fellowship-trained specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, joint preserving techniques and orthopedic trauma.

Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Brown graduated from James Madison University. He then focused on a career in medicine and excelled; completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, graduating 2nd in his class and receiving multiple academic honors including the Charles Epps Award for Excellence in Orthopedics. He further pursued a career in Orthopedic Surgery, completing his residency at the University of Maryland where he had the unique opportunity to work and train with the leaders in the field of orthopedics at both the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University. His thirst for further orthopedic training brought him to Santa Monica, CA where Dr. Brown completed an 18 month rigorous sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group where he received extensive, cutting-edge training in knee reconstruction and articular cartilage transplantation as well as the most recent techniques in shoulder surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Brown has been involved in the care of multiple professional sports clubs, the men’s and women’s World Cup and Olympic soccer teams, as well as Pepperdine University. He currently serves as an Orthopedic Consultant for the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club and its minor league affiliates as well as the Arizona Fall League. He continues to serve his community, acting as team physician for three local high schools. Dr. Brown remains dedicated to treating the athlete at all levels.

Dr. Brown remains active in academic medicine. He has written and contributed to numerous articles in academic journals such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine and The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and textbooks such as Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. He routinely lectures on a variety of sports medicine topics to both community groups and academic symposiums. He has traveled both nationally and internationally to places such as Barcelona, Spain to teach the latest techniques in shoulder arthroplasty and reconstruction. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He proudly sits as a member of the prestigious medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

Procedures & Areas of Interest


Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group


University of Maryland


Howard University – College of Medicine


James Madison University

Board Certification

Board Certified


  • PHOENIX Magazine Top Doc, 2018
  • PHOENIX Magazine Top Doc, 2017
  • Top Doc Award, Banner Del Webb Hospital 2011-2012 Selected by hospital staff and fellow physicians as the Top Physician at Del Webb Hospital
  • Dr. James Wood Intern of the Year Maricopa Medical Center Presented to surgical intern displaying exceptional clinical and academic skills
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) Inducted 3rd year medical school Academic Achievement Award
  • HUCM Received graduating class rank of 2 Dr. Charles H. Epps, Jr. Award
  • HUCM Presented to individual with highest potential for achievement in orthopedic surgery Dr. John L. Towsend Award
  • HUCM Presented for excellence in the study of Medicine Merck Pharmaceutical Award
  • HUCM Acknowledged for Highest Scholastic Records Gate Pharmaceuticals Award
  • HUCM Received for outstanding performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Award
  • HUCM Presented for excellence in the study of Obstetrics and Gynecology Mitchell-Kiernan Fellowship
  • HUCM Awarded competitive medical school fellowship in surgical research Dr. Joseph Leland Johnson Award
  • HUCM Achieved distinction in Physiology demonstrated through academic excellence Dr. Charles West, Sr. Award
  • HUCM Received highest cumulative average in Gross Anatomy, Basic Neurosciences and Histology Dr. Lawrence M. Marshall Award
  • HUCM Presented for distinguished performance in Biochemistry Maryland Scholarship Award
  • HUCM Awarded academic excellence scholarship

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