A surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. Sallay has written numerous articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including shoulder, knee and tendon/muscle injuries. He has also given presentations on a number of orthopedic topics around the world. His focus includes shoulder surgery: advanced arthroscopic techniques (arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, ligament tightening, labral repairs and shoulder reconstruction). He also performs arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction, meniscal surgeries and kneecap realignment surgery. Dr. Sallay was one of the early pioneers performing repairs and reconstructions of severe upper hamstring tendon injuries. Dr. Sallay has earned the trust of his colleagues and has been awarded the indy top doc Award several years in a row.
Dr. Sallay served as the team physician and orthopedic consultant for Cathedral High School athletics for 14 years and served in similar roles at Hanover College and Eastern Hancock High School. 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. He has authored several Healthy Tennis articles for Midwest Tennis magazine (USTA), and in 2012 produced a series of online videos to address commonly asked questions from tennis players and parents.
The son of Hungarian immigrant parents, Dr. Sallay was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from Purdue University and completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1988. After a five-year residency, Dr. Sallay completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine at Duke University, focusing primarily on shoulder and knee evaluation/treatment.
Dr. Sallay has been married to his wife Lauren for nearly 30 years. They are the proud parents of four children. He is fluent in Hungarian, and along with playing tennis, enjoys weight training, woodworking, cooking, coffee roasting, wine, art and computer software.