Dr. Amit Momaya is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has had extensive training in the care of patients with shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries.
Furthermore, he has taken care of athletes at all levels—from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Dr. Momaya currently serves a team physician for UAB Athletics and can be found on the sidelines of UAB football and basketball games. He also serves as the head team physician for John Carroll Catholic High School. In addition, Dr. Momaya is an active clinician scientist. His research has been published in leading Orthopedic journals and presented at multiple local and national meetings. He continues to engage in clinical trials to help improve patient care and innovate in the growing field of sports medicine.
- Residency: UAB
- Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
- Fellowship: Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Greenville, SC)
- Internship: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- UnderGraduate: Duke University
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1970)
Honors and Awards
Kurt M.W. Niemann Award for Outstanding Senior Orthopaedic Surgery Resident (2016), Winner of the UAB Orthopedic Residency Quality Improvement Project Competition (2016), Arthroscopy Association of North America Resident Scholarship Recipient (2016), Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting Poster Award Winner – 2nd place (2015), CAMBAC Research Day Poster Award Winner (2015), SOA/OREF Resident Award for top paper at SOA annual meeting (2015), American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum invitee (2015) Preoperative planning and surgical skills competition winner at AO basic course, Preoperative planning and surgical skills competition winner at AO basic course (2012)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1. Momaya AM, Tokish JM. Applying the glenoid track concept in the management of patients with anterior shoulder instability. Curr Rev Musculoskeletal Med. 2. Momaya AM, Kwapisz A, Choate S, Hawkins RJ, Tokish JM. Clinical outcomes of suprascapular nerve decompression: a systematic review. (accepted to JSES) 3. Momaya AM, Beicker C, Siffri P, Kissenberth MJ, Backes J, Bailey L, Rulewicz G, Mercuri J, Shealy EC, Tokish JM, Thigpen CA. Preoperative ultrasonography is unreliable in predicting hamstring tendon graft diameter for ACL reconstruction. (accepted to OJSM) 4. Momaya AM, Stavrinos D, Wittig S, McManus B, Emblom B, Estes R. Return to driving after hip arthroscopy. Clin J Sports Med. July 2017 [Epub ahead of print] 5. Stewart B, Momaya AM, Silverstein M, Lintner D. The cost-effectiveness of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in competitive athletes. Am J Sports Med 2017;45(1):23-33.