Medical Provider of the St. Louis Cardinals - Meet the Physicians

Julienne Lippe, MD - Team Orthopedist

Dr. Julienne Lippe is in her fourth year as part of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as a Team Orthopedist.

Dr. Lippe is with Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and is in her ninth year of practice in St. Louis. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lippe also completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at University of Connecticut.

Dr. Lippe has a wealth of experience providing care for professional and collegiate athletes, including the UConn Huskies and WNBA Connecticut Sun, as well as providing coverage during the USGA National Championships, Division I NCAA Missouri Valley Conference games and NCAA regional tournaments. Additionally, she has been part of the medical team for the Saint Louis F.C. and St. Louis Ambush.

Dr. Lippe lives in the St. Louis area with her husband, Bill, and children Elizabeth, Luke and Ella.

Brian Mahaffey, MD, MSPH, FAAFP - Team Physician

Dr. Brian Mahaffey has been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as a Team Physician for eight years. He serves the Cardinals organization as Coordinator of Major League Medical Services. Prior to coming to St. Louis, he served as Team Physician with the Springfield Cardinals (double AA affiliate) in Springfield for 11 years.

Dr. Mahaffey is Medical Director of Mercy Sports Medicine and is with Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mahaffey’s interest in baseball is life-long. He attended Missouri State University (MSU) where he played baseball while earning a BS in biology. He was named Conference Co-Player of the Year in 1988. In 2005, he was inducted into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2014, into the initial class of MSU’s Academic Hall of Fame for Athletics. In 2019, Dr. Mahaffey was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Dr. Mahaffey graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine, holds a Master of Science in Public Health from MU, completed a residency in family and community medicine at MU, a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Academic Medicine at MU, and earned a Primary Care Sports Medicine Certificate of Qualifications.

Before moving to St. Louis, Dr. Mahaffey helped develop a regionally known sports medicine program with Mercy in Springfield. He also served as Head Physician for the MSU athletics program for 16 years.

Originally from Springfield, Dr. Mahaffey and his wife, Sandra, live in the St. Louis area. They have two daughters: Lauren and Samantha.

Christian Verry, MD – Team Physician

Dr. Christian Verry is in his inaugural year with the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff, serving as a Team Physician.

Dr. Verry is core faculty with Mercy family medicine residency, and adjunct assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. He also serves as medical director for Hotel California by the Sea, a local addiction treatment center.

Dr. Verry earned his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a family medicine residency at Swedish Family Medicine in Littleton, CO. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa.  He holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine.

During his career, Dr Verry has cared for athletes in a variety of settings. He has served as head team physician for the University of Vermont, as team physician for Saint Louis University and as part of the medical team for the St Louis Ambush. He has also provided coverage for numerous semi-professional and NCAA events.

Dr. Verry lives in the St Louis area with his wife, Teresa, and their three young boys.  

Our sports medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists provide more than just medical care. We’ll also coach and cheer you on until you’re ready to get back in the game.