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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, thank you very much for the excellent knee surgery you did. I'm very thankful for your kindness, your guidance in shared decision making, and your help with my quick recovery after surgery.

    -U. Kannan

  • Everybody who worked with me was amazing! Always answered questions and reassured me that I will be back playing again.

    -E. Hyde

  • Dr. Momaya repaired my broken clavicle on 11/14/2023. I am satisfied with the results of how my clavicle has healed. I would recommend Dr. Momaya to my family and friends that are in need of a great surgeon.

    -L. Briscoe

  • My experience with Dr. Momaya was great! He made me feel at home with the first interaction that we had. He made me feel comfortable before and after the surgery. My knee healed up very well and I am back to my normal day activities with no pain. I highly reco...

    -W. Jr

  • Dr. Momaya is dedicated to his patients and practice. He is diligent about getting patients seen in a timely manner even if it requires additional work after hours. His patients have great results, and he is dedicated to teaching and research in a way that con...

    -P. Lane

  • Dr. Momaya and his staff were absolutely amazing. Surgery day was fast and efficient and I'm back to feeling brand new again.

    -K. Hicks

  • Dr. Momaya took amazing care of me! I began having shoulder issues and was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff. He was not eager to do surgery and recommended therapy to make certain that surgery was necessary. Therapy did help me for a few months but the pa...

    -T. Dunn

  • Very thorough exam. Terrific patient rapport. Staff attentive to my needs.

    -S. Reece

  • In and out, straight to the point with all questions answered, I arrive and leave comfortably and knowing that I’m the best hands I could possibly be in

    -J. LAW

  • Excellent care! Great results.

    -D. Heath

  • Great bed side manners!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -T. Williams

  • I truly enjoyed the service I received and the communication that Dr. Momaya and the nurses had when it came to my health. Everyone was very respectful and showed kindness to their patients and I really appreciated that.

    -K. Phillips

  • 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

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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Birmingham, AL 35205

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