Ashok L. Gowda, MD

Ashok L. Gowda, M.D., is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder & elbow, upper and lower extremity sports medicine, and hand surgery.

Dr. Gowda grew up in Michigan and graduated with a double major from the combined accelerated medical program at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at New York Medical College. He then completed a Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital, continually ranked among the best in the nation for orthopaedics by U.S. News and World Report.

He subsequently was granted a scholarship for an AO Fellowship to complete additional training in hand surgery at the highly respected R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

While in fellowship Dr. Gowda assisted in caring for the Detroit Lions, Oakland University Athletics including a Division I basketball and soccer team, and local high school football teams.

He has authored over twenty scientific peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and local or national presentations. He has served as a lab instructor for orthopaedic surgeons in training, has contributed health-related articles to local newspapers, and has served as a medical journal reviewer. Additionally, he enjoys volunteering and has worked with various causes including health care screenings in New York City and hand surgery in Honduras.

In his free time Dr. Gowda enjoys traveling, running, skiing, sailing, golf, theology/history, photography and spending time with his family.

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Clinical Interests

  • Treatment, repair, and reconstruction of shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone conditions (acute or chronic; arthroscopic or open)
  • Treatment of hand, wrist, and forearm conditions (acute or chronic; arthroscopic or open)
  • Management of shoulder and elbow arthritis (shoulder arthroscopic debridement, partial shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, revision shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroscopic debridement, elbow interposition arthroplasty, total elbow arthroplasty)
  • Treatment of adult and pediatric fractures of the upper and lower extremity

Select Publications

  1. Gowda A, Pinkas DE, Wiater JM. The Treatment of Glenoid Bone Deficiency in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Critical Analysis Review. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews. 2015; Jul 3(7): e2. (Editors Choice Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Review)

  2. Kaback LA, Gowda A, Paller D, Green A, Blaine T. Long Head Biceps Tenodesis with a Knotless Cinch Suture Anchor: a Biomechanical Analysis. Arthroscopy. 2015 May; 31(5): 831-835.

  3. Vopat B, Murali J, Gowda A, Kaback L, Blaine TA. The Global Percutaneous Shuttling Technique Tip for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthop Rev. 2014; May 13; 6(2): 5279.

  4. Gowda A, Mease SJ, Donatelli R, Zelicof S. Gluteus medius strengthening and the use of the Donatelli Drop Leg Test in the Athlete. Phys Ther Sport. 2014; Feb 15(1): 15-19.

  5. Axelrad TW, Gowda A, Lazaro L, Cymerman R, Wellman D, Leu D, Lorich D, Asprinio D, Helfet D. Nonunions of Atypical Bisphosphonates Subtrochanteric Fracture: A Multimodal Treatment Approach. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California. February 7 – 11, 2012 (Tumor/Metabolic Disease Poster Tour Highlight Recipient )

  6. Local Doctor Offers Tips on How to Add Vitamin D to Diet. Oakland Press. November 19, 2014

  7. Beaumont Surgeon Warns of Risks Associated with Sports Concussions. Oakland Press. August 24, 2014