Thomas R. Sellers, M.D.

Hand & Wrist

Specialized Surgeries/Interests

Shoulder Reconstruction, including anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement

Rotator Cuff Repairs

Adult and pediatric orthopaedic trauma and fracture management

Disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist

Peripheral Nerve and Microsurgery


University of Alabama at Birmingham


University of South Florida / Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida


University of South Florida / Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Board Certified


The Joint Center of Alabama, Montgomery Surgical Center

Honors and Awards

Blaine Markee Outstanding Chief Resident Award


Dr. Sellers was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Washington & Lee University where he obtained a degree in Neuroscience and was selected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Sellers completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of South Florida / Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. He served as chief resident during his final year and received the Blaine Markee Outstanding Chief Resident Award. In Tampa, he served as team physician for several local high schools and had the opportunity to participate in the care of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as the University of South Florida athletic teams.

He went on to complete a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Sellers is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Sellers has been active in clinical and biomechanical research and has published original articles in several peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, the Journal of Children’s Orthopedics, The American Journal of Orthopaedics, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.

Dr. Sellers specializes in disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He has advanced training in minimally invasive techniques, including arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist, as well as open surgery of the hand and upper extremity, including peripheral nerve and microsurgery. He has a special interest in shoulder reconstruction, including anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement. He is also well-trained in adult and pediatric orthopaedic trauma and fracture management.

Outside of work, Dr. Sellers enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, traveling, being outdoors, reading, and watching sports.


  • 2019 3rd Place, Best Paper, USF/FOI Orthopaedic Research Day
  • 2018 – 2019 Chief Resident, USF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2018 American Orthopaedic Association, Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2018 1st Place, Florida Orthopaedic Society Resident Competition (Ortho Bowl)
  • 2017 Seth Gasser Award (Highest OITE Score), USF Residency Program
  • 2016 Seth Gasser Award (Highest OITE Score), USF Residency Program
  • 2014 Charles Selah Award for Excellence in Surgery, UASOM Huntsville Campus
  • 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


  • Culotta BA, Gilbert SR, Sawyer JR, Ruth A, Sellers T. Weight gain during external fixation. J Child Orthop. 2013 Mar;7(2):147-150.
  • Auston DA, Meiss J, Serrano R, Sellers T, Carlson G, Hoggard T, Beebe M, Quade J, Watson D, Simpson RB, Kistler B, Shah A, Sanders R, Mir HR. Percutaneous or open reduction of closed tibial shaft fractures during intramedullary nailing does not increase wound complications, infection or nonunion rates. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Apr;31(4):215-219.
  • Tanner G, Simon P, Sellers T, Christmas KN, Otto RJ, Cuff DJ, Abdelfattah A, Mighell MA, Frankle MA. Total shoulder arthroplasty with minimum 5-year follow-up: Does the presence of subchondral cysts in the glenoid increase risk of failure? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 May;27(5):794-800.
  • Sellers TR, Abdelfattah A, Frankle M. Massive rotator cuff tear: when to consider reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Mar;11(1):131-140.
  • Allert JW, Sellers TR, Simon P, Christmas KN, Patel S, Frankle MA. Massive rotator cuff tear in patients older than sixty-five: indications for cuff repair versus reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Am J Orthop. 2018 Dec;47(12).
  • O’Briain DE, Simon P, Christmas KN, Diaz MA, Hess AV, Hernandez-Ortiz EG, Sellers T, McLendon PB, Mighell MA, Frankle MA. Do preoperative radiographs help predict intraoperative challenges in revision surgery after previous shoulder hemiarthroplasty? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Jun;28(6S):S161-67.
  • Streufert BD, Eaford BS, Sellers TR, Christensen JT, Maxson B, Infante A, Shah A, Watson D, Sanders RW, Mir HR. Iatrogenic nerve palsy occurs with anterior and posterior approaches for humeral shaft fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Mar;34(3):163-168 12.
  • Sellers TR, Lewis JT, Smith C, Nydick JA. Intramedullary headless screw fixation for metacarpal fractures. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2020 Jun 8;25(1):45-51.
  • Lund EA, Busel GA, Sellers TR, Diaz MA. Interfragmentary positional screws maintain reduction and stiffness as well as lag screws following cyclic loading – a biomechanical study. Submitted for publication.


  • 2021 – present Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • 2021 – present Montgomery Surgical Center Credentialing Committee
  • 2020 – present American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • 2018 – 2019 Administrative Chief Resident, USF Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • 2016 – present American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2016 – present Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • 2014 – present American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2010 – present American College of Physicians
  • 2010 – 2014 Class Representative, UASOM Honor Council