Colleen M. Brophy, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery,
Outpatient Services
Division of Veterans Affairs General Surgery

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. 
Then she completed the 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.