Dr. Bailey is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served 6 years as a U.S. Marine Corps officer. He then transferred to the U.S. Navy and attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) medical school in Bethesda, MD and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego where he was recognized as “Intern of the Year” and “Top Resident.” Dr. Bailey then completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Duke University where he was an assistant team physician for multiple sports including the Duke men’s basketball and football teams.
Dr. Bailey returned to the Naval Medical Center as faculty specializing in Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgery, holding multiple leadership positions including Chief of Orthopedic Sports and Shoulder Surgery. During his military career, Dr. Bailey had two Afghanistan combat deployments, serving at the Kandahar Role 3 Trauma Hospital. Dr. Bailey is retiring from the military after 25 years of service as a highly-decorated surgeon, leader, and educator.
Dr. Bailey currently holds leadership positions in multiple orthopedic organizations. He is an active researcher and serves as a reviewer for multiple peer reviewed publications. He has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters in the field of orthopedic surgery and Sports Medicine while serving as faculty for many orthopedic courses and conferences.
Dr. Bailey is married to Mary Kate (also a Naval Academy graduate and prior US Marine Officer), and they have five amazing children.