OrthoMemphis and St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School created a Sports Medicine Partnership in 2012. This partnership allows athletes to optimize their sports performance through injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

OrthoMemphis is a team of 17 physicians that provide surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic care. Each of our fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons focus on their specialty area of sports medicine, spine, hand & upper extremity, foot & ankle, shoulder, hip & knee, total joint replacement, or bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities in children and adults.

Team Doctor: Sam Murrell, MD

Dr. Murrell is fellowship trained in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery of the spine from the prestigious Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. As a collegiate rowing athlete at Harvard, Dr. Murrell understands well the demands of rigorous training for sports, as well as the balance that is needed to optimize sports performance.      

As the team doctor, Dr. Murrell has enjoyed taking care of SAA-SDS student athletes and their families. He believes that orthopaedic care should be tailored to each patient and include a multidisciplinary approach including treatment, physical therapy, and athletic training.  With this approach, patient athletes are able to maintain strength and flexibility throughout their treatment which facilitates a faster return to their sport or activity.

  • Practice: OrthoMemphis 6286 Briarcrest Ave, Memphis TN 38120 (901) 259-1600
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery & Neurosurgery, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA  
  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN  
  • Undergraduate: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

Certified Athletic Trainer: Katie Perkins, MS, ATC, LAT

Katie Perkins, ATC is a certified athletic trainer who will be on-site at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School full time for practices and games. She spent the last 5 years with Chattanooga State Community College, Girls Preparatory School, and St. Mary’s Episcopal School. Katie graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has clinical experience with almost every sport. She will work together with Dr. Massey, other ORTHOMEMPHIS physicians, and physical therapists to ensure that SAA-SDS students, athletes, and families receive the highest quality orthopaedic care.

Contact Katie Perkins
(901) 232-3650

Athletic Training Services
Pre Game

  • Suggestions and Assistance with Stretching Exercises
  • Review Current Injuries
  • Taping

During the Game

  • Medical Coverage
  • First Aid (bandage, lacerations, CPR, activate EMS, etc)
  • Injury Evaluation
  • Injury Management (splint, fracture stabilization, etc.)
  • Injury Documentation

Post Game

  • Facilitate Team Physician Appointments
  • Liaison to Team Physicians
  • Answer Any Questions
  • Review Any Injuries


6286 Briarcrest Ave
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 259-1600

7580 Clarington Cove
Southaveb, MS 38671
(901) 259-1600 

Urgent Orthopaedic Care Clinic
M – Th: 8 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
(901) 261-STAT (7828)


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