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Bryan G. Vopat, MD

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Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Bryan Vopat is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. After injuring his ACL in high school he learned how sports medicine doctors help patients get back to their active lives. He was inspired to help patients fulfill their potential when returning from an injury. His clinical focus includes sports medicine and pediatric sports medicine, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, foot and ankle injuries, and arthroscopic surgery. He decided to specialize further in foot and ankle injuries after noticing that many doctors focus on the knee but don’t go lower. Athletes are on their feet constantly, and it’s important that medical professionals understand how the entire lower body works together. He tries to view the knee, ankle and foot as one unit. He loves helping active people get back to their desired activity levels. That can be anyone from a professional athlete to a weekend warrior to a high school athlete. He works to help them achieve their personal goals and get back to their way of life.

Education and Training
  • BA, Biochemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Internship, General Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Prov, RI
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Kansas State Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • University of Kansas Sports Symposium Committee, University of Kansas Sports Symposium Committee, Director, 2018 - Present
  • Kansas Orthopaedic Society , Member, 2016 - Present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member, 2014 - Present
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Member, 2012 - Present

  • Vopat, M., L, Wendling, A, Lee, B, Hassan, M, Morris, B, Tarakemeh, A, Zackula, R, Mullen, S, Schroeppel, P, Vopat, B., G. 2021. Early Versus Delayed Mobilization Post-Operative Protocols for Primary Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.. Kansas journal of medicine, 14, 141-148
  • Lytle, J., B, Parikh, K., B, Tarakemeh, A, Vopat, B., G, Mulcahey, M., K. 2021. Epidemiology of Foot and Ankle Injuries in NCAA Jumping Athletes in the United States During 2009-2014.. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 9 (4), 2325967121998052
  • Mullen, S, Vopat, BG, Tarakemeh, A, Melugin, A, Bechtold, B, McIff, T, Toby, EB. 2020. Barefoot Running in the Experienced Runner. Kansas Medical Journal
  • Tucker, W., A, Barnds, B., L, Morris, B., L, Tarakemeh, A, Mullen, S, Schroeppel, J., P, Vopat, B., G. 2020. Nationwide Analysis of Total Ankle Replacement and Ankle Arthrodesis in Medicare Patients: Trends, Complications, and Cost.. Foot & ankle specialist, 1938640020950181
  • Barnds, B, Bounajem, G, Schroeppel, J., P, Mullen, S, Heddings, A, Tarakemeh, A, Vopat, B., G. 2019. Simultaneous Bilateral Knee Dislocation During Weight Training: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.. JBJS case connector