Medical Team

J.T. Davis, M.D.

Sports Medicine | Upper Extremity: Shoulder & Elbow

Dr. J.T. Davis, M.D. was raised in Southern Illinois and is excited to have returned home to establish a state-of-the-art sports medicine clinic with cutting edge technology and resources. He feels honored to have trained at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Institute and has dreamed of bringing that level of expertise to his home region.

Dr. Davis’ area of expertise includes sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He has particular interest in rotator cuff and AC joint problems of the shoulder, biceps/labrum/ligament problems of the shoulder, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other ligament and meniscus injuries of the knee, and tendon/ligament problems of the elbow.

Dr. Davis believes in the importance of an informed patient and self-directed care, taking time to explain all treatment options to help offer his patients the best care. He will help diagnose the problem and guide patients through an appropriate treatment plan. The great majority of shoulder, elbow, and knee injuries improve with non-surgical management including therapy, injections, medicines, activity modification, and bracing. When surgery is indicated, Dr. Davis will utilize minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques to allow the patient to return to sport, work, and/or life as quickly and safely as possible.


Dr. Davis earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biophysical Chemistry from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. He continued his training with an internship in general surgery at Tulane University and Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis went on to complete a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. While working for the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic he was an assistant team physician for the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Angels of Anaheim, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, LA Galaxy, USC Football and the PGA Tour.

Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Dr. Davis is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is the author of several articles published in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and presents at medical conferences around the country. Dr. Davis serves as the head orthopaedic team physician for the SIU Men’s Basketball Team and other SIU athletic teams, for the Southern Illinois Miners Baseball Team, John A. Logan College Athletics, Shawnee College Athletics, several local high schools and is a PGA Tour Orthopaedic Physician Consultant.

Practice Locations

Where Dr. Davis practices

Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois (OISI)

Herrin, IL

Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center (SIOC)

Herrin, IL

SIU Student Health Center

Carbondale, IL

SIH – Herrin Hospital

Herrin, IL

Deaconess Illinois: Heartland Regional

Marion, IL

  • Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois (OISI)

    Herrin, IL

  • Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center (SIOC)

    Herrin, IL

  • SIU Student Health Center

    Carbondale, IL

  • SIH – Herrin Hospital

    Herrin, IL

  • Deaconess Illinois: Heartland Regional

    Marion, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

In following the CDC guidelines, while inside our facilities, all employees, patients, and visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

With the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult, we will limiting the number of visitors accompanying patients to ensure safe social distancing wtihin our facilities. .

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and walkin clinic services for your immediate, acute orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.