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  Chaitu Malempati, DO is an orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor with UK HealthCare Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville University, and completed residency training at Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garden City Hospital. He is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Malempati serves as Head Team Physician and Medical Director for Western Kentucky University Athletics.


Practice Areas: Sports Medicine, Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery, Complex Knee Surgery, Shoulder and Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Advanced Cartilage Restoration, Knee Joint Preservation.

Learn more about Dr. Malempati and what peaked his interest in medicine at ukhealthcare.uky.edu

To schedule an appointment, call Medical Center Orthopaedics at (270) 780-2750.


In this video, Dr. Malempati explains the role of a sports medicine physician.