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Brian M. Grawe, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


Brian M. Grawe, MD Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Brian M. Grawe, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and is currently an Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Grawe works in both the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction, specializing in both arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in advanced shoulder reconstruction procedures, including shoulder arthroplasty for arthritic conditions and techniques that address instability of shoulder.

Dr. Grawe is proud to be a life-long Cincinnatian. He grew up in the Mt. Lookout area, and attended St. Xavier High School. He then went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Biology (Cum Laude) from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois (2004); and his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio (2008). From there he completed a 5-year orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati (2008 – 2013); and then a 1 year Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York (2013-2014). While in New York, Dr. Grawe had the opportunity to work with numerous professional and intercollegiate athletes, as he was under direct supervision of the head team physicians for the New York Giants, New York Nets, New York Red Bulls, New York Liberty, and New York Mets, respectively. Furthermore, he had the privilege of serving as an assistant team physician for the New York Knicks and St. John’s University while working in New York. Currently, Dr. Grawe is the Director of Player Medical Services at the Western & Southern Open, and provides medical care for the athletes of both the ATP and WTA. In addition, he provides medical care for numerous high school level athletes in the tristate area, while continuing to be a proud team physician for University of Cincinnati athletics.

Throughout his career Dr. Grawe has received numerous awards and honors, in the field of orthopaedics, and published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in the area Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgery. He is currently very active in the research arena, and focuses his attention on clinical research that investigates patient centered outcomes for many different conditions that affect the shoulder and knee. He also works in the lab as a clinician scientist in the realm of tendon healing. One of Dr. Grawe’s true passions is education, and has won several peer awards for his dedication to teaching medical students and residents about the discipline of orthopaedics. This passion allows him to stay up to date with current medical literature, and offer high quality comprehensive patient care.

Brian M. Grawe, MD is the Director of Sports Medicine Division.

Recreationally, Dr. Grawe enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid runner, golfer, and hiker.



  • Loyola University Chicago – Chicago, IL

Medical School

  • University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH


  • University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH


  • Hospital for Special Surgery - New York, New York (Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • The Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury about the Knee: Anatomy, Evaluation, and Management
    Brian Grawe MD, Amanda Schroeder MD, Rafal Kakazu MD, Malynda Messer BS
    Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons In Press

  • The LG/J Murine Strain Exhibits Near Normal Tendon Biomechanical Properties Following a Full Length Central Patellar Tendon Defect
    Jessica R. Arble BS, Andrea L. Lalley PhD, Nathaniel A. Dyment PhD, Pujan Joshi, Dong Guk Shin, Cynthia Gooch, Brian Grawe MD, David Rowe PhD & Jason T. Shearn PhD
    Connective Tissue Research Aug 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Can Preoperative MRI Adequately Predict Hamstring Diameter for ACL Reconstruction
    Brian Grawe MD, Phillip Williams MD, Alissa Burge MD, Marcia Voigt BS, Joe Nguyen PhD, David Altchek MD, Jo Hannafin MD, Answorth Allen MD
    Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 4(5), May 2016

  • Staged Bilateral Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Improved Outcomes with Less than 6 Months between Surgeries Peter D. Fabricant MD/MPH, Chris Chin BA, Brian Grawe MD, Joshua Dines MD, Edward Craig MD/MPH, David Dines MD
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Jun 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Outcomes Following Isolated MPFL Reconstruction for the Treatment of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis
    Daniel Schneider BS, Brian Grawe MD, Robert Magnussen MD, Adrick Ceasar MS, Shital Parikh MD, Eric Wall MD, Angelo Colosimo MD, Christopher Kaeding MD, Gregory Myer PhD
    American Journal of Sports Medicine Feb 12 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Revers Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Work Related Outcomes
    Grant Garcia MD, Sam Taylor MD, Brian DePalma BS, Greg Mahony BS, Brian Grawe MD, Joseph Nguyen PhD, Joshua Dines MD, David Dines MD, Russell Warren MD, Edward Craig MD, Lawrence Gulotta MD
    Orthopedics 22:1 6, Jan 2016

  • Clinical Outcomes After Suture Anchor Repair of Recalcitrant Medial Epicondylitis
    Brian Grawe MD, Peter D. Fabricant MD/MPH, Christopher Chin BS, Answorth Allen MD, Brian DePalma BS, David Dines MD, David Altchek MD, Joshua Dines MD
    Orthopedics 1;39(1)e104-107, Jan 2016

  • Patient Activity Levels After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What are Patients Doing?
    Grant Garcia MD, Sam Taylor MD, Brian DePalma B S, Greg Mahony BS, Brian Grawe MD, Joseph Nguyen PhD, Joshua Dines MD, David Dines MD, Russell Warren MD, Edward Craig MD, Lawrence Gulotta MD
    American Journal of Sports Medicine 43(11):2816 2821, November 2015

  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy: Indications and Techniques
    Brian Grawe MD, Beth Shubin Stein MD
    The Journal of Knee Surgery 28(4):279-284, August 2015

  • Avoiding Graft Tunnel Length Mismatch in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: The Single Bone Plug Technique
    Brian Grawe MD, Amber Smerina PAC, Answorth Allen MD
    Arthroscopy Techniques 3(3):e417-420, June 2014

  • Structural and Biomechanical Responses of Osseous Healing: A Novel Murine Nonunion Model
    Brian Grawe MD*, Aditya Chaubey PhD*, Jeff Meganck, Nat Dyment, Jason Inzana, Xi Jiang, Camille Connolley MD, Hani Awad, David Rowe PhD, Keith Kenter MD, Steve Goldstein PhD, David Butler PhD* denotes equal contribution
    Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 14(4):247 257, December 2013

  • Perioperative Risks Associated with the Operative Treatment of Clavicle Fractures
    Albert d'Heurle MD, Toan Le MD, Brian Grawe MD, E. Christopher Casstevens MD, Jonathan Edgington BA, Michael T Archdeacon MD, John Wyrick MD
    Injury 44(11):1579-1581, November 2013

  • Functional results of the Darrach procedure for post traumatic DRUJ dysfunction following a distal radius fracture: a long term outcome study
    Brian Grawe MD, Carrie L Heincelman MD, Peter J Stern MD
    Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 37(12):2475 2480, December 2012

  • Hybrid Plating Technology: Current Concepts and Review
    Namdar Kazemi MD, Brian Grawe MD, Toan Le MD
    Current Orthopaedic Practice 23(5):486-491, September/October 2012

  • Fracture Fixation with Two Locking Screws versus Three No- locking screws: A Biomechanical Comparison in a Normal and an Oste oporotic Bone Model.
    Brian Grawe MD, Toan Le MD, Scott Williamson BS, Michael T Archdeacon MD and Lyle Zardiackas PhD
    Bone and Joint Research 1: 118-124, June 2012

  • Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of complex 3 and 4 part fractures of the proximal humerus: Does age really matter?
    Brian Grawe MD, Toan Le MD, Thomas Lee BS, John D Wyrick MD
    Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation 3(1): 27 32, March 2012

  • Hallux Valgus Interphalangeus Deformity: A Report of 3 Cases in the Pediatric Population
    Brian Grawe MD, Shital Parikh MD, Alvin H. Crawford MD, FACS, Junichi Tamai MD
    Foot and Ankle Surgery 18:48, August 2011

  • Resection Arthroplasty of the Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint for Correction of Severe Complex Hammertoe
    Brian Grawe MD, James Amis MD
    Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery 10(1):40-46, March 2011

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Elbow Injuries in the Tennis Player: A Concise Review
    Brian Grawe MD, David Dines MD, Josh Dines MD
    Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal Volume 3 Targeted Topic Sports Medicine in Tennis, October 2014

Practice Locations

Brian M. Grawe, MD

UC Health Physician’s Office North (West Chester)

7690 Discovery Drive
Suite 1000
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Phone: (513) 475-8690(513) 475-8690
Fax: (513) 475-7593

UC Health Physician’s Office (Midtown)

3590 Lucille Drive
Suite 1300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Phone: (513) 475-8690(513) 475-8690

Brian M. Grawe, MD

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - (Holmes)

200 Albert Sabin Way
Suite 1007
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Phone: (513) 475-8690(513) 475-8690

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