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.