Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Dance and Performance Medicine
  • Foot and Ankle, and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine



Emory University
Orthopedic Surgery
Atlanta, GA

Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Doctor of Medicine
Dallas, TX

Undergraduate School

Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Science
Fort Worth, TX

Hospitals Affiliated With

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Diplomat
Texas Medical Association, President


Dr. Brotherton joined The Fort Worth Bone and Joint Clinic, the precursor to Texas Health Care Bone and Joint Clinic, in 1987, after completing a Bachelor’s degree at Texas Christian University in 1978, a Doctor of Medicine degree at UT Southwestern in 1982, and an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals, in Atlanta, in 1987. He is the current President of the Texas Medical Association, a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. His areas of emphasis are sports medicine, dance and performance medicine, foot and ankle, and lower extremity joint replacement.

Dr. Brotherton became an orthopedic consultant to TCU in 1987 under Dr. James Beckley and an associate team physician under Dr. Bert Franks. He became the senior orthopedic consultant upon Dr. Beckley’s retirement from sports medicine in 1994 and continues in both capacities today with his partner Dr. Milne and others. Along with Dr. Beckley, Dr. Franks, and Head Trainer Ross Bailey, he developed the Sports Medicine Advisory Team at TCU, which has become a model for many other institutions. He established this model with Head Trainer Ed Chisholm at Fort Worth Country Day School, also in 1987, and in 2005 was the 17th recipient of the “Old Sport” Award given by FWCDS and its Alumni Association for these and other volunteer efforts.