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Husam Nawas, MD

Husam Nawas, MD, FAAOSOrthopedic Sports Medicine
Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation
Hip and Shoulder Reconstruction

Husam Nawas, MD was raised in St. Louis, MO and has been in practice in the St. Louis area since 2011. He is a board-certified, sports medicine fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with additional expertise in hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive joint replacement. He has a wealth of experience in the treatment of athletic and work related injuries, with particular emphasis on the shoulder, hip, and knee. This includes serving as team physician and hip injury consultant for our St. Louis Cardinals.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist offering the Latest, Clinically Proven Orthopedic Treatments in the Community

Dr. Nawas grew up a competitive swimmer and soccer player and attended Parkway South High school in St Louis county. He is a graduate of the accelerated combined BA-MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, where he was selected for membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery residency training at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA followed by a fellowship at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute (now the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute).

Fellowship training provided exposure to a wide array of sports related injuries and surgery in addition to extensive experience in cartilage restoration, knee realignment, and hip preservation surgery. Dr. Nawas served as an assistant team physician for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL and the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA while also providing care for Loyola University New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans basketball teams. He also evaluated draft prospects at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

In St. Louis, Dr. Nawas has served as a team physician or provided medical care for numerous professional and collegiate organizations including the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis FC, St. Louis Ambush, Lindenwood University, Division 1 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, and the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament. He has provided high school football sideline coverage in St. Louis for over 10 years, with the unique opportunity and privilege to care for the Patriots of his alma mater as well as the Wildcats of Westminster Christian Academy.

Dr. Nawas proudly offers a comprehensive sports medicine practice, having performed thousands of joint repair and reconstruction procedures for treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle conditions. He is one of the most experienced hip arthroscopists in the state of Missouri and Southern Illinois and has performed hip preservation surgery on professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.

Dr. Nawas prides himself on being approachable and strives to ensure that every one of his patients has a clear understanding of their condition and their treatment options. He firmly believes in trialing conservative treatment when appropriate before resorting to surgery. His wife is a physician as well and they have two wonderful young boys who are swimmers and soccer players. He enjoys traveling, personal fitness, and watching and playing sports. He is an auto enthusiast and is a member of a local car club.


  • Medical School

    University of Missouri - Kansas City

  • Fellowships

    Ochsner Sports Medicine-Sports Medicine

  • Residency

    Ochsner Clinic-Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Amer Bd Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine)
  • Amer Bd Orthopaedic Surgery

Team Physician Experience


  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • St. Louis FC
  • St. Louis Ambush
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New Orleans Hornets


  • Lindenwood University
  • Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament
  • NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament (March Madness)
  • NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships
  • Loyola University New Orleans Wolfpack
  • Southern University at New Orleans

High School

  • Parkway South High Patriots
  • Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats
  • Salmen High School, Slidell, LA


Location & Directions
Contact Dr. Nawas
11330 Olive Blvd,
Suite 150
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
201 S Mt Auburn Rd C
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703