Medical College of Georgia
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Team Physician, St. Louis Rams, National Football League, 2003-2004
Assistant Team Physician, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, 2003-2004
Assistant Team Physician, St. Louis Blues, National Hockey League, 2003-2004
Assistant Team Physician, Washington University Football Team, NCAA, 2003-2004
Dr. Rudy Robbe, III, a native of Atlanta Georgia, proudly served our country as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in both Iraq and Afghanistan before turning his passion for healing to the Western Kentucky region where he started his practice in 2004, and then joined the surgical staff at Jennie Stuart Health. Dr. Robbe received numerous commendations and service awards during his Army commission. He also was named one of the 2006 National Physicians Advisory Board Doctors of the Year.
While attending the University of Georgia, Dr. Robbe was a member of the football and track teams, and recognized as a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete. He also worked as a Campus Minister.
Dr. Robbe, graduated from the Medical College in Georgia in 1998 with honors in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, and then continued his training with a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine.
During his fellowship, Dr. Robbe served at an Assistant team Physician for the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues and the Washington University Football team, and he published multiple Orthopaedic articles. He has continued working with the Cardinals in multiple Spring Training camps.
He holds board certifications in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Robbe enjoys serving the Orthopaedic needs of our community and is especially interested in helping to advance techniques for minimally invasive procedures that help patients return to their activities of daily living as quickly as possible. He continues to be passionate about Sports Medicine and keeping athletes healthy, volunteering as a coach and leader for the local YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs athletics programs. His commitment to service has extended to involvement with several local organization including, Challenge House, Alpha Alternative, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.
COL Robbe has served our country and our soldiers on multiple occasions since moving to Hopkinsville, with further combat tours to Kosovo and Iraq as a member of the US Army Reserve Medical Corps, and served as a Lay Leader for the Chaplain Corps. He also served on a Medical Mission Trip to Zambia, Africa with CURE International in October 2011.
Awards and Honors:
Commissioned "Kentucky Colonel," January, 2012
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device and 10 Year Bronze Hourglass
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars
Army Commendation Medal, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2016
Meritorious Unit Commendation, October, 2004
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Army Service Ribbon
NATO Medal, 2007, 2010
Combat Medical Badge, October, 2004
University of Kentucky Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Thomas D. Brower MD Visiting Professor Best Research Presentation Award, 2002, 2003
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
C.D. Whitaker Scholarship based on academic excellence and accomplishments
Director's Honor Roll
National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society
Jennie Stuart Surgical Staff – 2004 to present
The Way Baptist Church Member
Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event Volunteer – 1999 to present
YMCA NFL Flag Football Assistant Coach – 2008, 2009, 2017
YMCA Assistant Soccer Coach – 2005, 2017
Boys and Girls Clubs Bud Hudson Football Coach – 2008-2011, 2015, 2016
Chief of Surgery, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, 2012 to 2014
Medical Executive Committee Member, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, 2012 to 2014
Assistant Physician, St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training 2007, 2012
Medical Mission Trip to Zambia, Africa with CURE International, October, 2011
Western Kentucky Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Executive Committee – 2006 to 2008
Western Kentucky Ambulatory Surgery Center Board Member – 2005 to 2008
Treatment of Dorsal Fracture/Dislocation of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint by Volar Plate Arthroplasty. Robbe R, Blazar P, Lawton J., Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, 2001;5:148-152.
Graft Fixation Alternatives in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Robbe R, Johnson D. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, July, 2002.
Thrombosis of the Greater Saphenous Vein in a Collegiate Football Place Kicker. Robbe R, Mair S, Johnson D, Madaleno J. Orthopedics. 2002;25,5:531-532.
Shoulder Strength and Flexibility of Youth Baseball Players. Uhl TL, Mair SD, Robbe, R, Brindle KA, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 13(5):E4, 2004
Physeal changes and range-of-motion differences in the dominant shoulders of skeletally immature baseball players. Mair SD, Uhl TL, Robbe R, Brindle K. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 13(5):487-491, 2004.
Knotless Suture-Based Anchors, Robbe R., Paletta G, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.
Soft Tissue Fixation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction,, Robbe R., Paletta G, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.