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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

  • The best! He was able to see me fast, explained everything, and the procedure was great. Thank you!

    -C. Sellers

  • Dr. Momaya is fantastic. I’m a former long-time NCAA Division I Head Coach and extremely particular when it comes to giving our recommendations. Over the last few years Dr. Momaya has treated two of my teenaged children for various sports related injuries. A...

    -P. Harbin

  • Great doctor! Answered all my questions and concerns.Quality staff!

    -J. Williamson

  • Dr. Momaya was great. I injured my knee Christmas Day. He called me the next day and said, “I’m doing surgery on Thursday. Come on in and we’ll get you fixed.” And he got me fixed. Great surgeon!

    -R. Davenport

  • For the first time in a decade I was told ways to manage my pain. And the possibility of feeling better than I have the past ten years. Dr. Momaya and his team were attentive, kind, and truly cared about what was best for me if they were in my shoes. I highly ...

    -S. Minor

  • Dr. Momaya and his team at UAB Sports and Medicine are phenomenal. I am thankful that it was not just a surgery but he actually showed care for my well being.

    -S. Rucker

  • I was very pleased with Dr. Momaya and his staff. They were very attentive and explained things in a way a could understand. They answered all of my questions without feeling rushed. Even though Doc was running a bit behind, his staff had the courtesy to com...

    -P. Ray

  • Amazing service and very respectful

    -O. Aishah

  • I was extremely grateful to Dr. Momaya and his assisting medical staff for their concise, efficient and hospitable treatment of my injury. With their help, I've regained normal function of my knee again after a major injury and couldn't be happier with the exp...

    -D. Mott

  • We appreciated our visit with Dr. Momaya and his team. He is an excellent, thorough and dedicated physician.He has excellent bedside manners. My son is looking forward to shadowing him and his team this summer and in the future. Thank you for your time Dr. M...

    -B. Birur

  • I had my knee surgery in January 2024. Before I had this surgery, I was in constant pain. I had immediate relief after the surgery. Dr. Momaya was wonderful and thorough. I completed the physical therapy as in instructed and I'm about 85% back to myself befor...

    -R. Bowie

  • Amit Momaya, MD 3 days after my 40th birthday I had a major surgery first time ever going under the knife and no matter how nervous I was MD Momaya was very informative and also was very supportive Through the process of surgery and the recovery A big s...

    -K. Allen

  • Had a ruptured achilles repaired with Dr. Momaya and everything went great. He thoroughly explained the issues, process, surgery, and recovery. Great attention to detail and friendly staff.

    -B. Pierre

  • Great Doctor that knows what he‘s doing and also clarifies his decisions and is willing to answer your questions thoroughly so that you are feeling safe and can trust him. Thank you for your help!

    -B. Erhard

  • 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

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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