Shawn Sahota, MD

Dr. Shawn Sahota is a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Surgeon specializing in the treatment of Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee injuries.

Dr. Sahota was raised in Columbia, Missouri and graduated from Rock Bridge High School where he was selected for the prestigious Conley Scholar Program, pre-admitting him to medical school in high school. At the University of Missouri, he attended the Honors College on academic scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biological Sciences, a degree in Economics, and a minor in psychology. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Sahota attended medical school at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, and graduated with highest honors. He completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he was elected by faculty and peers to serve as Chief Resident of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery during his final year. While in Chicago, he assisted with coverage for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, NBA combine, Midlands Wrestling Tournament, and local high school athletics. Dr. Sahota completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine – Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City (ranked #1 Orthopaedic Surgery program in the country). While in Manhattan, he served as a team physician for the New York Rangers Hockey Team and New York Liberty Basketball Team; further, he worked with team physicians for the New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, and New York Mets.

Dr. Sahota is passionate about treating athletes of all ages and varieties – the young adolescent, the professional athlete, the weekend warrior, and everything in between. His patient centered focus is complimented by evidence-based care. He has authored numerous research publications, textbook chapters, as well as has presented nationally and internationally on his research. While he strives to treat each patient with non-operative measures, he understands a unique, personalized surgical plan is needed to ensure an optimal outcome when surgery is necessary. He believes the needs of the patient come first, and the goal is to help patients get back to activities they love doing!

Dr. Sahota is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society (AOSSM), American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA).

Dr. Sahota is excited to return home. His profession has taken him across the country, and he is proud to bring this world-class experience back to serve the folks of Mid-Missouri. In his free time, Dr. Sahota is a sports enthusiast (basketball, football, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, golf, skiing) and enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda (also native of Columbia, MO) and two daughters. The family enjoys being active in the community and everything Mizzou!

Dr. Sahota’s team also includes Anna, Nurse Practitioner.

Specialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgery – Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee

Undergraduate Education: University of Missouri
Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Minor in Psychology

Medical School: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Northwestern University – Chicago, IL

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Hip, and Shoulder Surgery – The Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY

Clinical Interests:

  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Injury/Tear
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendonitis/Tear
  • AC Joint Injury
  • AC Joint Arthritis
  • Distal Clavicle Osteolysis
  • Shoulder Cartilage Injury
  • Shoulder arthritis

Hip

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral Tear
  • Acetabuloplasty/Femoroplasty
  • Gluteus Repairs
  • Proximal Hamstring Repairs

Knee

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear / Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscus Root Tear
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear / Reconstruction
  • Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage restoration and transplantation
  • Patella Tendon Tear
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Elbow

  • Distal Biceps Tear
  • Distal Triceps Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • UCL Tear (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression/Transposition