Brandon Bryant, M.D. FAAOS

Board Certified and Fellowship Trained, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Knee, Elbow and Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Bryant is a board-certified specialist in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bryant brings over 17 years of clinical experience, joining Inova Medical Group in 2016 after serving as an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist and Commander in the U.S. Navy. He specializes in treating all disorders of the knee and shoulder, with interests in anatomic ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair and transplant, cartilage preservation, patellofemoral disorders, rotator cuff and labral tears, and biologic procedures among others.

Dr. Bryant currently serves as a team physician for the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals.

Dr. Bryant began his Naval career following residency training at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in California. Dr. Bryant completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, further specializing in the complex treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. During fellowship training, he served as an assistant team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University and Duquesne University.

After his fellowship in sports medicine, Dr. Bryant was stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, where he also served as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and head orthopaedic and sports medicine consultant to all Naval Special Warfare Groups in nearby Virginia Beach. He deployed to the Role 3 combat hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011-2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he also served as the orthopaedic surgery department head.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Bryant now resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fly fishing and helping to coach his children’s soccer teams.

Education

  • 2009 - 2010
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001 - 2006
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    University of California Irvine, Medical Center
    Orange, CA
  • 1997 - 2001
    University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
    Medical Doctorate, June 2001; AOA
  • 1993 - 1997
    University of California, San Diego
    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    Minors: Philosophy and Health Care and Social Issues
    GPA: 3.83 – Magna Cum Laude

Honors, Distinctions & Societies

  • 2016 - Present
    Member, National Football League Physician Society
  • 2016 - Present
    Associate Member, Major League Baseball Team Physician Association
  • June 2016
    Charles M. Reinert Award for Teaching Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • 2015 - Jan 2017
    Associate Master Clinician, NMCP
  • 2007 - Present
    Member, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
  • 2002 - Present
    Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS); FAAOS
  • 2010 - Present
    Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • 2010 - Present
    Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • 2000
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of California Los Angeles Chapter
  • 1995 - 1997
    Provost’s Honors, UCSD Warren College
    Golden Key Honor Society
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, UCSD

Academic Affiliations

  • Aug 2017 - Present
    Medical Director, Athletic Training Program, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA
  • 2012 - Present
    Principal Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM/OJSM)
  • 2011 - Jan 2017
    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Publications & Research

  • Pullen M, Bryant B, Gaskill T, Sicignano N, Evans A, DeMaio M. Predictors of Revision Surgery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. AJSM. 2016 Dec;44(12):3140-3145.
  • Gaskill T, Pullen M, Bryant B, Sicignano N, Evans A. Confounding by Indication: Response. AJSM. 2016; 44: NP12.
  • Gaskill T, Pullen M, Bryant B, Sicignano N, Evans A, DeMaio M. The Prevalence of Symptomatic Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. AJSM. 2015; 43(11):2714-9.
  • Bryant BJ, Tilan JU, McGarry MH, Takenaka N, Kim WC, Lee TQ. The Biomechanical Effect of Increased Valgus on Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study. J Arthroplasty. 2014; 29(4):722-6.
  • Arthroscopic and Open Bankart Repair. In: Flatow, Colvin. Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013, ch.2.
  • Hammond J, Bryant B. Biceps Adhesion to the Rotator Cuff: A Case Report. Am J Sports Med. 2013; 41(2):302-5.
  • The Dislocated Knee. In: Diduch, Scott. Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee. Elsevier, 2011, fifth edition, ch.59.
  • Ovarian Surgery. In: Gershenson, DeCherney. Operative Gynecology. New York, W.B. Saunders, 2001, second edition, pp.667-682.
  • Strauss MB, Bryant BJ. Bad breaks. Keep the priority and care of orthopedic injuries in proper perspective. JEMS. 2002 Jun;27(6):76-82, 84-6.
  • Strauss MB, Bryant BJ. Hyperbaric Oxygen. Orthopedics. 2002;25(3):303-310.
  • Strauss MB, Bryant BJ, Hart JD. Forefoot narrowing with external fixation for problem cleft wounds. Foot and Ankle International. 2002:23(5):433-439.
  • Strauss MB, Bryant BJ, Hart GB. Transcutaneous oxygen measurements under hyperbaric oxygen conditions as a predictor for healing of problem wounds. Foot and Ankle International. 2002:23(10):933-937.

Research Presentations / Posters

  • Pullen M, Bryant B, Gaskill T, Sicignano N, Evans A, DeMaio M. Predictors of Revision Surgery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2016, Orlando FL.
  • Pullen M, Bryant B, Gaskill T, Sicignano N, Evans A, DeMaio M: Predictors of Revision Surgery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Given as podium presentation, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting, Dec 2015, St. Petersburg FL.
  • Gaskill T, Pullen M, Bryant B, Sicignano N, Evans A, DeMaio M: The Prevalence of Symptomatic Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Given as podium presentation, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting, Dec 2013, Vail CO.
  • Tran DT, Goyal K, Dumpe S, Wang JH, O'Farrell M, Bryant BJ, Costanzo J, Zhang X, Harner CD: Comparing the effects of lateral meniscus injury and meniscectomy on tibiofemoral joint mechanics in vitro. Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, June 2010, Providence, RI. (second place)
  • Tran DT, Goyal K, Dumpe S, Wang JH, O'Farrell M, Bryant BJ, Costanzo J, Zhang X, Harner CD: Tibiofemoral Joint Mechanics and Kinematics following Lateral Meniscus Injury and Meniscectomy. 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2010, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bryant BJ, McGarry MH, Takenaka N, Doung LV, Kim WC, Lee TQ: Effect of Joint Line Elevation in Total Knee Arthroplasty on Medial Collateral Ligament Strain. Transactions of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, February 2005, Washington, DC.
  • Bryant BJ, McGarry MH, Takenaka N, Duong LV, Kim W, Lee TQ: Effect of Valgus in Total Knee Arthroplasty on Medial Collateral Ligament Strain. Transactions of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, February 2005, Washington, DC.

Academic Presentations

  • "Being a Team Physician", Shenandoah University Athletic Training Program, Invited Lecturer, Shenandoah University, Aug 2017
  • "Sideline Management of Common Orthopaedic Injuries", INOVA Sports Medicine Summit, Washington DC, May 13, 2017
  • "Injections: Steroids, PRP, Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid", INOVA Sports Medicine Summit, Washington DC, May 13, 2017
  • "Long Bone Fractures and Dislocations", INOVA Sports Medicine Summit, Washington DC, May 12, 2017
  • "Multi-ligamentous Knee Injury", INOVA Sports Medicine CME Lecture, Fairfax VA, April 26, 2017
  • "The Failed ACL: How I Handle This", AAOS/AANA Specialty Day, San Diego, CA, Mar 18, 2017
  • "Soft Tissue Management of Combat Injuries", Combat Extremity Surgery Course, Portsmouth, VA Nov 20, 2015
  • "From Athletes to Retirees: Common Shoulder Injuries", Navy Association of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Portsmouth, VA, Oct 15, 2015

Teaching Experience

  • Feb 2017 - Present
    Teaching Georgetown University Orthopaedic Surgery Residents
  • 2010 - Jan 2017
    Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery: Actively teaching Orthopedic surgery residents, interns and medical students
  • 2009
    Program Director, 2nd Annual Seventh Fleet Medical Specialty Conference US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan
  • 2008
    Program Director, Seventh Fleet Medical Specialty Conference US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan
  • 1997
    University of California, San Diego
    Teaching Assistant: Biochemistry of Nutrition Structural Biochemistry

Work / Military History

  • Jan 2017 - Present
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon, INOVA Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Fairfax, VA
  • Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
    Chief, Sports Medicine Service, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Aug 2010 - Jan 2017
    Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon/Team Physician, U.S. Navy SEALs, Development Group, NSW Groups 2, 4 and 10
  • Aug 2010 - Jan 2017
    Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chief, Sports Medicine Division, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA
  • Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
    Deployed temporary support, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Oct 2012 - Feb 2014
    Medical Director Ambulatory Surgery Center, Naval Medical Portsmouth
  • Oct 2011 - June 2012
    Deployed as Orthopaedic Surgeon, Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, Kandahar Role 3 MMU, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Head
  • Jul 2006 - Jul 2009
    Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan, Department Head 2008-2009, Convening Authority Medical Boards, Japan 2007-2009, Chair Awards Board 2007-2008
  • Jun 2001 - Jun 2006
    Navy Active Duty Delay for Specialists (NADDS) program
  • Jul 1997 - Jun 2001
    Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Team Physician Experience

  • June 2016 - Present
    Team Physician/Orthopaedic Surgeon, Washington Redskins
  • July 2016 - Present
    Team Physician, Washington Nationals
  • Aug 2010 - Jan 2017
    Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon/Team Physician, U.S. Navy SEALs, Development Group, NSW Groups 2, 4 and 10; weekly onsite training room coverage, primary surgical support
  • Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
    Provided on field and training room coverage for Pittsburgh Steelers; Robert Morris University Football, Basketball, and Ice Hockey; Univ of Pittsburgh Soccer, Swimming, Diving, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball; Duquesne Univ Lacrosse, Football, Wrestling; during fellowship at Univ of Pittsburgh