Colleen M. Brophy, MD

Professor of Vascular Surgery
Department of Vascular Surgery
Clinic Phone
(615) 322-2343
(615) 343-4251

Dr. Brophy specializes in complex distal infrainguinal vascular reconstructions for peripheral vascular disease, carotid endarterectomy, and open aneurysm repair.

Postgraduate Training
Dr. Brophy served her internship, residency, and chief residency in general surgery at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. She also held an instructorship and postdoctoral fellowship there. She then completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Brophy received her undergraduate education (1979, B.S., Chemistry) and medical education (1983, M.D.) from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Professional Experience
After completing her vascular fellowship, Dr. Brophy served as associate research scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale University. She has also served as Professor in the departments of Surgery, Medicine & Cell Biology, and Anatomy at the Medical College of Georgia. From 2002 to 2006, she co-founded and was CEO for the start-up company Arizona Engineered Therapeutics (AzERx) which has since been acquired by Orthologic, Inc. The AxERx technology was invented by Dr. Brophy and is presently in preclinical development for scarless healing, prevention of intimal hyperplasia, and subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced vasospasm.