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Dr. Amit Momaya is a sports medicine surgeon and serves as 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. He continues to engage in clinical trials to help improve patient care and innovate in the growing field of sports medicine.

Dr. Momaya was born in Chicago, IL, but spent most of his formative years in Atlanta, GA. He grew up playing multiple sports including baseball and was an avid long-distance runner. He earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University. He received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He was then matched into a competitive orthopedic residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also received training at the Andrews Sports Medicine Institute taking care of high-level athletes. He then decided to dedicate an extra year to hone his skills within sports medicine and secured a fellowship at the nationally renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic. After fellowship, Dr. Momaya joined as faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Momaya strongly believes in treating his patients like family. He seeks to exhaust all conservative options prior to surgery. If you or a family member is needing orthopedic care or seeking a second opinion, please call us to schedule a consultation. Allow us to help you get back to your active lifestyle!

Research Interests

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries, Cartilage Restoration, Meniscus Repair, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cells, Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Dislocations.

Honors & Awards

  • Winner of JBJS OA Best Paper of the Year Award (2022)
  • UAB Orthopedic Faculty Research Mentor of the Year (2021)
  • AOSSM Orthobiologics Course Grant Recipient (2018)
  • 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)
  • Preoperative planning and surgical skills competition winner at AO basic course (2012)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Scholarships (Criterion MD, Delancey, and Fisher) (2007 - 2011)
  • Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Orthopedic Research at BCM (2009)
  • Duke University Scholarship / Peggie Cleveland Scholarship (2003 - 2007)
  • Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship (2003)

Education and Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Residency
  • Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine 2011
  • BSE Biomedical Engineering, Duke University 2007


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    Amit Momaya, M.D.,
  • 1201 11th Avenue South, Floor 1
    Birmingham, AL 35205