BIOGRAPHYJay S. Umarvadia, M.D. treats patients at our newly-opened Gardendale, AL clinic and serves as team physician for Gardendale High School's athletics program.
A graduate of the 2016-17 American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) fellowship program, "Dr. Jay" spent 12 months training alongside our Andrews Sports Medicine physicians - treating patients, conducting research and providing sports team medical coverage.
As a non-surgical sports medicine physician, Dr. Umarvadia treats all types of orthopaedic medical issues, including sports-related and non-sports-related injuries and osteoarthritis in joints. He treats patients of all ages and all types of musculoskeletal injuries from sprains, strains, fractures and sports-related concussions.
A former baseball and basketball player growing up, Dr. Umarvadia has special interest in treating youth, adolescent, and collegiate athletes as well as weekend warriors. He performs various ultrasound-guided injections, including viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of joints and platelet-rich plasma therapy for tendon and ligament injuries and arthritic conditions.
Dr. Umarvadia earned dual undergraduate degrees from Penn State University, an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Plymouth State University and medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate residency training at LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency in Bogalusa, Louisiana. While in residency, Dr. Umarvadia served as Chief Resident and was a founder of the Rural Bogalusa Sports Medicine Initiative, a program which provided free sports physicals and sideline sports coverage to rural Louisiana student athletes.
Following his LSU residency, Dr. Umarvadia was accepted into the American Sports Medicine Institute's (AMSI) 2016-17 sports medicine fellowship class and moved to Birmingham, AL. During his one-year fellowship, Dr. Umarvadia worked alongside our physicians and surgeons, receiving extensive training in the non-surgical treatment of sports-related and non-sports-related injuries and athletic coverage. During his fellowship, Dr. Umarvadia was assistant team physician for Samford University and Homewood High School. He also provided on-site medical coverage for the NCAA Wrestling Championships, SEC Baseball Tournament, AAC Track Championships, Birmingham Barons, the Mercedes Marathon and Alabama Ballet.
Dr. Umarvadia was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, PA. He grew up an avid Eagles, Sixers, Phillies, Flyers, and Nittany Lions fan.
In their free time, Dr. Umarvadia and his wife, Unnati, enjoy traveling and great food. He is fluent in Gujarati, Hindi and English.
Education, Training & Awards ...
•Penn State University – Dual bachelor’s degrees in Life Science & Psychology
•Plymouth State University – MBA in Healthcare Administration
•American University of Antigua College of Medicine
•LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency (Bogalusa, LA)
•American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) - (Birmingham, AL)
HONORS & AWARDS
Awarded First Place for Resident Case Study at the American Academy of Family Physician's national FMX conference (2015)