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Amit Nathani, MD

Amit Nathani, M.D. is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist with Alta Orthopaedics. He was fellowship-trained at Stanford University, where he served as a team physician for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.

Dr Nathani specializes in injuries affecting the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well as general orthopedics & fracture care. He performs minimally-invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and open surgery including joint replacement of the shoulder. He is trained in the latest cartilage restoring procedures, helping many avoid joint replacements; including the use of biologic and FDA-approved regenerative stem-cell therapy.

Dr Nathani has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and textbooks related to sports medicine injuries and treatment, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, running injuries, rotator cuff tears, and hip injuries among others. He has lectured internationally and is an active member of several orthopedic societies that focus on improving care and outcomes for his patients.

Dr Nathani is accepting new patients and performs most of his surgery on an outpatient basis. He also holds privileges at several convenient hospitals. He accepts all types of patients, including those in professional sports, recreational athletes, and patients looking to resume a pain-free and active lifestyle. He prides himself on providing comprehensive & compassionate care and sees his patients throughout their entire course of treatment, including overseeing the physical therapy and rehabilitation process. He believes in taking the time to properly explain a diagnosis and makes sure patients leave the office with a full understanding and comfort with the treatment plan.

Dr Nathani is a former Division I Tennis player and continues to enjoy golf and tennis recreationally. He is active in global humanitarian healthcare and donates time to surgical care for the underserved in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Dr. Amit Nathani and His Family

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Education & Training

Graduate School (M.S.)

Oxford University
Oxford, England

Medical School (M.D.)

The University Of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

The University Of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship

Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Abbreviated List Of Recent Publications

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Allograft Study

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Allograft Study in American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)

Knee Injuries in Marathon Runners

Knee Injuries in Marathon Runners: role of hyaluronic acid in American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)

Modern Repair Techniques

Modern Repair Techniques for Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator Cuff Repair Outcomes

Rotator Cuff Repair Outcomes in Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM)

Patella (Kneecap) Instability

Patella (Kneecap) Instability in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS)

Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Stiffness

Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Stiffness (Frozen Shoulder)

Hip and Groin Pain in the Athlete

Hip and Groin Pain in the Athlete

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy – State of the Art