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College of Medicine

May 29, 2020

Navin Kilambi, M.D. Joins UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Fayetteville

May. 27, 2020 | Navin R. Kilambi, M.D., has joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon practicing at UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Fayetteville.

Kilambi is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy, or minimally invasive, camera-enabled joint surgery. He is part of the UAMS Sports Medicine team, which includes primary care physicians specially trained in sports needs, sports-certified physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and strength coaches, and experts in women’s health, sports nutrition, and sports psychology.

He also is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAMS.

Kilambi is a Fayetteville native and alumnus of Fayetteville High School and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and joins Wes Cox, M.D., Chad Songy, M.D., Ramon Ylanan, M.D., and Larry Balle, M.D., at UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

“Dr. Kilambi’s family has been a mainstay in the Northwest Arkansas area for over half a century,” Cox said. “He is excited to come home, and we are excited to welcome him.”

Together, they are able to provide complete care for sports-related issues and orthopaedic concerns. This includes everything from an injured athlete looking to get back in the game to the home gardener with joint pain.

Kilambi earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and his medical degree from UAMS. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery with the U.S. Navy at the Naval Medicine Center in San Diego and a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Ohio. While in the Navy, he served on ships, including attachment to the USNS Mercy Hospital ship. He comes to UAMS from Tulsa Bone and Joint Associates in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Kilambi received numerous high honors and awards for educational excellence and medals/commendations for his U.S. Navy service. He brings over two decades of experience as an orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine specialist, treating athletes in all levels of organized sports, as well as the everyday athlete.

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