David M. Brogan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Hand and Microsurgery

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Dr. Brogan specializes in treating all injuries and conditions of the hand and upper extremity, including fractures, arthritis of the wrist, elbow and hand. He has special expertise in treating nerve injuries, including peripheral nerve injuries, compression neuropathies (carpal tunnel, peroneal nerve injury, brachial plexus injury), complex microsurgical reconstruction, and upper extremity trauma.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Arthritis of the wrist, elbow and hand
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex wound reconstruction
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Fractures of the fingers, metacarpals, and wrist
  • Microsurgical reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Peroneal nerve injury
  • Traumatic injuries

Common Procedures

  • Brachial plexus surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Free flaps/free tissue transfer
  • Hand and wrist fracture fixation
  • Nerve grafting
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Nerve repair
  • Nerve transfer
  • Ulnar nerve transposition

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine

    4921 Parkview Place

    St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

    14532 South Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests

Dr. Brogan has research interests in peripheral nerve injuries and compression neuropathies (carpal tunnel, peroneal nerve injury, brachial plexus injury), upper extremity trauma including distal radius fractues, ulnar sided wrist pain and TFCC tears. His current research focuses on nerve regeneration, identifying ways to increase the probability of nerve healing by way of imaging, 3D printing, and surgical treatment. To learn more about Dr. Brogan's nerve research, click here.


Dr. Brogan earned a Master of Science degree in medical engineering and physics from King's College at the University of London, and international health policy from London School of Economics. He then earned his Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he earned a Residency in orthopaedic surgery from the Mayo Clinic, then completed a Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery from Duke University.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified (July 27, 2017 – December 31, 2027)
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (08/11/2020 – 12/31/2027)

Masters Degree

  • Medical Engineering and Physics, King's College, University of London, London, England
  • International Health Policy, London School of Economics, London, England

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC

Honors and Awards

  • 2014, Ronald Linscheid-James Dobyns Excellence in Wrist Surgery Award
  • 2009, Dr. Richard S. Brookings Medical School Prize,Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2009, Merck Manual Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2005-2009, Distinguished Student Scholarship, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2006, Dames Prize in Cell Biology & Physiology, Washington University
  • 2006, Carolyn L. Kuckein Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship
  • 2005, Brian Abel-Smith Prize for Health Policy Dissertation, London School of Economics
  • 2003, Marshall Scholarship Recipient
  • 1999-2003, Vanderbilt Honors Scholarship

Professional Memberships

  • 2016-Present, Journal Reviewer: Hand
  • 2015-Present, Journal Reviewer: Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • 2015- Present, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Candidate Member
  • 2015-Present, AAOS Fellow Member
  • 2015-Present, Mid-America Othopedic Association Member
  • 2018-Present, Missouri State Orthopaedic Association Board of Directors
  • 2018-Present, Journal Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery
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