UPDATE: COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the circumstances surrounding the novel COVID-19, if your treatment here is not emergent and if you have traveled outside the country or are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, Methodist Sports Medicine asks that you cancel your appointment. Patients will not be allowed to have children or guests accompany them for their visit unless they are essential to their care. The recommendation to reschedule is 4 weeks; please be advised that this length of time may be extended.

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Peter Sallay

"Having an orthopedic injury interrupts your normal life. My job is to guide you through the healing process in the most efficient and safe fashion possible. I like to spend time educating my patients about their diagnosis and reassuring them about their path to recovery. Just like flying, it is ok to be a little nervous as long as you have faith in the pilot!"

Peter Sallay

Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Sallay specializes in shoulder and knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Sallay has a great appreciation for the combination of art and science that can be found in the practice of orthopedics. 

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.

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 and weight training/ fitness injuries

*Dr. Sallay does not perform knee or shoulder replacement surgery

Locations

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Clinical Assistants

  • Pam Sterrett, LPN
  • Sara Simmons

"Having an orthopedic injury interrupts your normal life. My job is to guide you through the healing process in the most efficient and safe fashion possible. I like to spend time educating my patients about their diagnosis and reassuring them about their path to recovery. Just like flying, it is ok to be a little nervous as long as you have faith in the pilot!"

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Education

  • Purdue University, BS (chemistry), with honors, 1984
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, 1988
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, orthopedic surgery residency, 1993
  • Duke University, Sports Medicine Fellowship, 1994

Certifications

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

Awards

  • Best resident teacher award, Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics
  • Tower-English Scholarship 1986 and 1987

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 therapist, and non-medical audiences
  • Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Positions

  • Team physician Eastern Hancock high school 1994-2004
  • Team physician Hanover College 1996-2007
  • Team physician Cathedral high school 2004-2018
  • Orthopedic consultant/ ATP physician for RCA/ Indy Tennis Championship 1999-2009
  • Clinical associate professor Indiana School of Medicine 1995- present-training orthopedic fellows, residents, and medical students
  • Clinical teacher AAOS arthroscopy training course Rosemont, Illinois
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Physical Medicine and
  • Rehabilitation at Indiana University, 2001 to present
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Health Kinesiology & Leisure studies at Purdue University, 2001 to present
  • Adjunct Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University, 2002 to present