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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 the head of the sports medicine division within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He has extensive experience 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, BUSA soccer, Hoover-Vestavia Soccer, 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

  • Dr. Momaya was great!! He & his staff were thorough and sufficient when my son was injured. We were back to our basketball routine in no time.

    -V. Cissell

  • Awesome, the staff was great and Dr. Momaya was excellent, he listened to my concerns and was very thoughtful, he was helpful in explaining what was going on with my shoulder he put me at ease by not recommending surgery 😁😁😁😁😄😄

    -A. Ponder

  • I had an amazing time shadowing Dr. Momaya in both the clinic and the OR. He is extremely compassionate and clearly articulates all medical advice and plans to his patients. He is also heavily involved in novel research, especially in coming up with ACL recons...

    -S. meesala

  • I would definitely recommend Dr. Momaya. He looks out for his patients and puts his patients first. He has definitely helped me with my knee and with recovery

    -J. Gant

  • Dr. Momaya was amazing in helping my 10 year old with a broken finger. Very personable, relatable, and spends time with his patients. Highly recommended.

    -C. Acree

  • From our 1st appointment on November 10 until our 3rd one today, December 20, I was deeply impressed with all aspects of the practice. All of the staff, from the front desk receptionists, to the X-ray technicians, to the nurses, residents, OTs and Dr Momaya we...

    -G. Meister

  • Extremely professional and prepared for my visit. Thoughtful examination and explanation of the possible course of my pain.

    -J. Powell

  • Dr. Momaya did an excellent job on my son’s surgery. He was able to do the impossible and remove a bullet from a location in the back of the knee that should not have been possible with a laparoscopic surgery. The initial thought was that it would have to be...

    -K. Carmichael

  • My experience at UAB Highlands with Dr. Amit Momaya has been excellent. He knows exactly what he’s doing and it shows in the quality of his work. His success in my surgery helped me walk again after suffering a gunshot wound in my leg. I highly recommend him...

    -T. Carmichael

  • Really great experience! Very knowledgeable and fun to talk with. Highly recommend!

    -M. Allen

  • Great doctor and medical staff!

    -A. Hewitt

  • I had a meniscectomy done by Dr. Momaya and I have been pleased with the results. He did a great job and the recovery has been a lot better than expected.

    -J. Bailin

  • Dr. Momaya was fantastic. He was very personable and professional. He communicated every process of the surgery and recovery. Very highly recommended!!!

    -D. Driscoll

  • Dr. Momaya repaired my bucket handle meniscus tear. He and his team were incredible to work with. From the first appointment - they scheduled me very quickly and described my surgery and recovery in great detail. Post-surgery I had great pain control, PT, and ...

    -K. Murphree

  • Very professional and explained my diagnosis to me and informed me of my options to treat it

    -D. Williams

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...


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

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