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Dr. Momaya

Dr. Momaya

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Amit Momaya is a sports medicine surgeon and serves as section head of the sports medicine division within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He has had extensive training in the care of patients with shoulder, elbow 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 as team physician for UAB Athletics, Birmingham Legion FC, Birmingham Bulls Hockey and multiple high schools. 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.

Patient Testimonials

  • Extremely communicative about treatment, rehabilitation, and all the concerns I had about my injury. Really put me at ease and gave me peace of mind with his knowledge and candor. 10/10 recommend Dr. Momaya for any of your sports medicine needs. Thank you, Dr....

    -M. Moore

  • Great patient care, and the staff is very friendly!

    -D. McWilliams

  • Dr. Momaya was so gracious to allow me to intern with him during my final semester of undergrad and allowed me to see the world of sports medicine first hand, only heightening my enthusiasm for the field. In my time in clinic, I was able to see him interact wi...

    -G. Epperson

  • Thanks for the terrific consult and treatment experience with Ortho Sports Medicine. Dr. Momaya is professional and inspires confidence in assessment and provides a reasonable plan of action. Great staff personnel working as a team make the difference in a pro...

    -D. Karaki

  • I broke my collarbone into three pieces in a accident and Dr. Momaya put it back together. It’s been two weeks since surgery and I’m feeling so much better. Dr. Momaya is very professional and friendly. Thank you Dr. Momaya! I highly recommend him and his ...


  • Dr. Momaya took excellent care of me pre and post operatively. I am thankful to him and his team for getting me through a difficult injury.

    -T. Powell

  • Dr. Momaya and his team have been wonderful from the beginning. The provided exceptionally care, and thoroughly explained everything about my ACL/meniscus injury. They were quick to answer questions on the patient portal, and office visits were timely. Dr. Mom...

    -I. Perkins

  • Surgery went well and the results have been great. Thank you Dr. Momaya for fixing my meniscus.

    -E. Johnson

  • Dr. Momaya fixed my ACL! He was able to see me on a short notice and got me scheduled for surgery in a very timely fashion.

    -D. Rammos

  • Cannot be more thankful for Dr. Momaya and his team. Every step of this process has been streamlined, straightforward, and communication has been superb. Surgery was incredible, and I always felt respected, prioritized, and well-cared for. Highly recommend Dr....


  • Dr. Momaya was great! He fixed my torn meniscus, and recovery was quick and relatively easy.

    -M. Mostellar

  • Was able to be seen quickly after the accident. Very knowledgeable and efficient staff. Treated me with respect and helped me get back to normal. They care about each and every person whether you are a serious athlete or just a mom that got to crazy on a tramp...

    -A. Jackson

Areas of Expertise

Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint.



Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to aid in the treatment of orthopedic injuries or conditions. They may be used to replace lost tissue, stimulate regeneration and healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve joint function.

Publications & PresentationsBy: Dr. Momaya

  • 2022

    Bioactive Knee Sleeve for Osteoarthritis: A Small..

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal ailments worldwide

  • 2022

    Changes in Plasma Levels of ADAMTS13 and von..

    The risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) increases in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA).

  • 2022

    Corticosteroid Injections May Increase Retear and..

    To synthesize the clinical outcome data of preoperative and postoperative corticosteroid...

  • 2022

    Insurance status not predictor of rotator cuff magnitude.

    Rotator cuff tear (RCT) chronicity is an important factor in considering treatment options...

  • 2022

    Orthopedic consequences of modern gladiators a systematic review...

    The stressors that National Football League (NFL) athletes face are well-described and...

  • 2022

    Subscapularis Sparing Approach Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

    Although anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (ATSA) has favorable outcomes, nearly all techniques...

  • 2022

    Superior capsule reconstruction spacer effect editorial commentary.

    Massive, retracted rotator cuff tears with poor tissue quality continue to pose a problem for the shoulder..

  • 2022

    Anterior versus posterior shoulder instability differences in symptoms.

    Anterior shoulder instability is a common complaint of young athletes. Posterior instability in this population is less well...

  • 2022

    COVID19 effect on orthopedic surgeons.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the response in orthopedic surgery to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)..

  • 2021

    Disparities Among Industry's Highly Compensated...

    The prosperous financial relationship between physicians and industry remains a highly scrutinized topic.

  • 2021

    Variability in the Processing of Fresh Osteochondral...

    The indications for fresh osteochondral allograft continue to increase.

  • 2021

    Quality Improvement Tools in Total Joint Arthroplasty

    Systems review and quality improvement (QI) is a significant need within orthopaedic surgery.

  • 2021

    Is outpatient shoulder arthroplasty safe?

    Amid rising health care costs and recent advances in surgical and anesthetic protocols...

  • 2021

    Athletes diagnosed with anterior and posterior...

    Anterior shoulder instability is a common complaint of young athletes.

  • 2021

    COVID-19 Impact on Orthopedic Surgeons

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the response in orthopedic surgery...

  • 2022

    Editorial Commentary

    Massive, retracted rotator cuff tears with poor tissue quality continue to pose a problem for the shoulder surgeon.

  • 2022

    Ultrasound assessment after a subscapularis-sparing...

    Although anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (ATSA) has favorable outcomes, nearly all techniques...

  • 2021

    Resilience correlates with patient reported...

    Personal and social factors may account for much of the variation in patient reported outcome scores...

  • 2021

    Do Geographic Region, Pathologic Chronicity...

    Studies have shown that patients enrolled in Medicaid have difficulty obtaining access...


UAB Highlands Sports Clinic

1201 11th Avenue South, Floor 1
Birmingham, AL 35205

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