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Peter Sallay

Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Peter Sallay believes his job is to guide his patients through the healing process in the safest and most efficient way possible. A surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. Sallay specializes in many areas.

Dr. Sallay was one of the early pioneers performing repairs and reconstructions of severe upper hamstring tendon injuries. An avid tennis fan and recreational player, he was the ATP orthopedic consultant for the Indy Tennis Championships (formerly RCA Championships) from 1999 until the tournament moved to Atlanta after the 2009 event.

Dr. Sallay and his wife Lauren are the proud parents of four children. The son of Hungarian immigrant parents, he is fluent in Hungarian, and along with playing tennis, he enjoys weight training, woodworking, cooking, coffee roasting, wine, art and computer software.

Areas of Focus

Shoulder Reconstruction | Knee Reconstruction | Arthroscopic Surgery | Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques (arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, ligament tightening, labral repairs, etc.) | Arthroscopic Knee Ligament Reconstructions | Meniscal Surgeries | Kneecap Realignment Surgery | Hamstring Tendon Repairs/Reconstruction | Specific Interest in Tennis, Weight Training and Other Fitness Injuries

Certifications

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 1993
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Recertification, 2015
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat
  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Member

Research & Publications

  • 16 articles published in peer reviewed journals
  • Author of Healthy Tennis articles for Midwest Tennis magazine
  • Experienced lecturer with over 90 presentations on an international, national and local level to orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and non-medical audiences
  • Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Education

  • Purdue University - BS (chemistry) with honors
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina – Sports Medicine Fellowship

Positions

  • Eastern Hancock High School, Team Physician, 1994-2004
  • Hanover College, Team Physician, 1996-2007
  • Cathedral High School, Team Physician, 2004-2018
  • Orthopedic Consultant/ATP Physician for RCA/Indy Tennis Championship, 1999-2009
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor (training orthopedic fellows, residents and medical students), 1995-present
  • AAOS Arthroscopy Training Course, Rosemont, Illinois – Clinical Teacher
  • Indiana University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2001-present
  • Purdue University, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Health Kinesiology & Leisure Studies, 2001-present
  • Butler University, Adjunct Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2002-present

Awards

  • Best Resident Teacher Award, Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics
  • Tower-English Scholarship, 1986 and 1987
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I like to spend time educating my patients about their diagnosis and reassuring them about their path to recovery. Just like flying, it is okay to be a little nervous as long as you have faith in the pilot!
Peter Sallay

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An Independent, Physician-Owned Practice - It's a Mindset

Jul. 19, 2022
"Healthcare - it's like any other business," says Dr. Peter Sallay, Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the knee and shoulder with Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. "The bigger the entity that […]
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