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Dr. Sellers is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon who practices at Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons based in Montgomery, Alabama. He specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery. 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. Dr. Sellers 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, including the management of acute injuries and fractures of the upper and lower extremity.

Dr. Sellers was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he obtained a degree in Neuroscience and was selected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He returned to Alabama to obtain 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. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of South Florida / Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. He served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year and received the Blaine Markee Outstanding Chief Resident Award. After residency, he passed Part 1 of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) certifying examination, scoring in the 96th percentile nationwide. He went on to complete a one-year fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

During his residency training, Dr. Sellers had the opportunity to participate in the care of the University of South Florida athletic teams as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also volunteered as team physician for several local Tampa Bay area high school football teams. His fellowship in Birmingham involved caring for collegiate athletes from UAB and the University of Alabama as well as several other colleges and high schools around the state of Alabama.

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.

Education / Post Graduate Training


  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery


  • University of South Florida / Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine


  • Washington & Lee University
  • B.S. Neuroscience

Medical Licensure

Alabama Medical License – MD.38314 (Issued 5/29/2019)

Board Certification

  • USMLE Step 1 - Passed 4/24/2012
  • USMLE Step 2 CK – Passed 11/21/2013
  • USMLE Step 2 CS – Passed 12/19/2013
  • USMLE Step 3 – Passed 8/3/2015
  • ABOS Part 1 – Passed 7/11/2019
  • ABOS Part 2 – Eligible

Professional Society Membership

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Fellow Member
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • 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 9. (Online ahead of print)

Thomas R. Sellers, MD
  • Montgomery

    454 Taylor Road
    Montgomery, AL 36117


  • Prattville

    668 McQueen Smith Road
    Prattville, AL 36066


  • Wetumpka

    9 Cambridge Ct
    Wetumpka, AL 36093