Brett Owens, M.D.

Brett Owens, M.D.
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Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine Surgery
Shoulder and Knee Surgery
Director, The Rhode Island Cartilage Repair Center
Board Certified and Fellowship-Trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine 
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 

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Brett Owens, M.D.

Board Certified and Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine

For More information about Dr. Brett Owens, please visit his personal website located at


Brett D. Owens, MD is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing in arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries as well as complex knee and shoulder reconstructions. A Rhode Island native, he was recruited to University Orthopedics after serving as the Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Keller Army Hospital at West Point, NY, where he cared for soldiers and cadets at the United States Military Academy and was Team Physician for the Army lacrosse, rugby, and football teams. While deployed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, LTC Owens served as Chief of Orthopedics at the 86th Combat Support Hospital.

Dr. Owens serves as Director of the Rhode Island Cartilage Repair Center, the Director of Sports Medicine at Miriam Hospital, and Director of Sports Medicine Research at Brown. He is currently Team Physician for Brown University and the Providence Bruins. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine. He also serves as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Owens was named by fellow orthopedists in Orthopedics This Week as one of the “Top 28 North American Knee Surgeons” in 2014. He has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, given over 300 national or international presentations, edited 3 textbooks on orthopedic injuries. His research has garnered 5 major awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S., U.S. Military Academy

Medical Degree:

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, John A. Feagin, Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship, West Point, NY


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Mirriam Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital 
  • Providence VA Hospital
  • East Bay Ambulatory Surgery Center

My Assistant


Anita is a board certified pediatric and family nurse practitioner. She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries in children, adolescents, and adults. Anita graduated summa cum laude from Rhode Island College where she was captain of the gymnastics team and achieved All-American honors. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions and was elected into the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She also holds a Master of Science in physical education and maintains certification as an athletic trainer. Anita is a member of the National Athletics Trainer’s Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Owens has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

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Dr. Owens has edited 3 textbooks in orthopaedic surgery.

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Dr. Brett Owens was recently featured in Orthopedics Today in an article about wearable technology.

Researchers showed interest in the assessment of physical activity through step counters as early as the 1960s, but the practice was not accepted as scientific research until the 1990s. Wearable technology has come a long way since then and so has the overall interest in using these devices as research tools. Today, however, there are lingering questions regarding which information collected from such devices is most relevant and what should be done with it...

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