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Dr. Amit Momaya

Associate Professor
Section Chief, Sports Medicine

Areas of Interest
anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, meniscus repair, cartilage restoration, shoulder dislocations, shoulder labral tear, rotator cuff tears, orthobiologics, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, sports medicine injuries.


Dr. Amit Momaya is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and serves as Chief of Sports Medicine. 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, Legion FC, Birmingham Bulls Hockey, 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.

Honors and 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)


Duke University, 2007

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Orthopedic Surgery

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, South Carolina
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction


Campus Address
HGLD 200

(205) 930-8339 (Highlands)
(205) 934-1041 (Children's Sports Medicine)


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