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LifeLinc Academy Instructors

Rudy Robbe, MD 



A native of Atlanta Georgia, Dr. Robbe attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the football and track teams, recognized as a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete and worked as a Campus Minister. He graduated from medical school in 1998 from the Medical College of Georgia with honors in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society.


Dr. Robbe then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky in 2003. Here he was an assistant team physician for the Wildcats and High School teams. He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Barnes Jewish/Washington University in 2004 where he served as an assistant team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams, and Blues and Washington University Athletic Teams, and published multiple Orthopaedic articles. Since, he has continued working with the Cardinals organization in multiple Spring Training camps.  


After completing his fellowship, and before returning to Kentucky, Dr. Robbe served our country as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Robbe then joined West Kentucky Orthopedics in 2004, and was named one of the 2006 National Physicians Advisory Board Doctors of the Year. Colonel 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, having served as a Lay Leader for the Chaplain Corps.


Dr. Robbe is double board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery as a General Orthopaedic Surgeon, and as one of the first Sports Medicine doctors in the country to obtain Subspecialty Board Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He enjoys serving the Orthopaedic needs of his community and bringing advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, including Minimally Invasive Surgery. He enjoys time with his family, sports, and outdoor activities. He is an active participant in multiple organizations in his community including youth sports, the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Crossfit Serenity, Challenge House, Alpha Alternative, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity.

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