Shea Brannan, MD
I value “individualized” personal treatment
and accessibility for my patients.
Dr. Shea Brannan is a native of Rogers, Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the United Stated Air Force Academy in 1996, where he graduated with Distinguished Military Honors. He completed medical school in Little Rock at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Brannan completed his internship and residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) San Antonio, Texas. His training included orthopaedic care of intercollegiate athletes and mission work abroad.
Dr. Brannan traveled to the Emerald Coast of Florida following completion of his residency training. While there he was assigned to both a Special Operations Surgical Team and Eglin Air Force Base Hospital during the peak of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Brannan served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery overseeing the care of America’s best -- our Air Force, Navy, and Army Special Operations personnel including Navy Seals, Green Berets, and Air Force Pararescue Personnel. He served on six deployments on four continents including Afghanistan and the advance team for the Haitian earthquake relief. Dr. Brannan was given multiple awards including a Bronze Star and Outstanding Unit Award with Valor.
In 2015, Dr. Brannan transitioned after nine years of trauma and sports care to attend the prestigious Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. His wife and children always knew Shea had a passion for upper extremity care, but delayed chasing this dream until the pace of military deployments and young children slowed. He trained with several world-renowned surgeons including Dr. Glenn Gaston. His mentors cared for elite professional athletes and served as pioneers in the design of modern hand, wrist, and elbow implants. Dr. Brannan’s education included a traveling fellowship to Barcelona, Spain to work with renowned wrist surgeon Marc Garcia-Elias. Dr. Brannan to this day considers his Carolina mentors lifelong friends.