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Brian                          McGrath

Brian E. McGrath MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Hip Arthroscopy; Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction; Orthopaedic Surgery

 
Professional Summary:

My clinical practice is divided between musculoskeletal oncology and hip reconstruction. The two halves of my practice compliment themselves nicely to maximize my analysis of all aspects of my patients care. Orthopedic oncology focuses on the care and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue from infancy to geriatrics while hip reconstruction requires similar in depth knowledge of normal and pathologic anatomy, physiology and kinematics from infancy to geriatrics.

I am a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery that specializes in the teaching of minimally invasive hip replacement, arthroscopic management of hip preserving surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. Interaction with the residents stimulates me to keep current with the fund of growing orthopedic knowledge and to investigate what is not yet known.

My research efforts are focused on the clinical results of our combined multidisciplinary team approach to our pediatric oncology patients, the advancement of hip arthroscopic techniques and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. We recently completed our institutional review of our treatment of osteosarcoma with white blood cell stimulating agents and presented it at an international oncology meeting; subsequently we are preparing a multi –institution study. Our latest hip arthroscopy advanced technique, a novel portal bridge technique, is accepted for publication in the journal of sports medicine and we are following that up with a new arthroscopic suture retraction and portal technique. Most exciting is our recently developed minimally invasive Watson-jones approach for total hip replacement which we have recently written up for publication and industry support for education. I am also working on an arthroscopically assisted total hip approach.

I joined UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 1993 and remain most interested in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the hip and the cure of childhood malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, University of Florida (1993)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992)
  • Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • BS, Boston College (1982)
Employment:
  • Clinical Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Director of Tissue Transplant Service, Kaleida Health Systems
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo, MED / DENT Consortium (2001–2008)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1993–2001)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Orthopaedics, University of Florida, University of Florida (1992–1993)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, State University of New York at Buffalo, MED / DENT Consortium (1987–1992)
Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Teaching Award, University at Buffalo Department of Orthopaedics Residents' Award (2010)
  • Induction, American Orthopaedic Association (2005)
  • Magna Cum Laude - State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors (1986)
  • President, Medical Student Section, Medical Society of the State of New York (1986)
  • Dean‘s Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence (1984)
  • Magna Cum Laude - Boston College (1982)
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council, 2004-2005
  • Top Doctors, Connolly Report, 2010-2012

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2006–January 2011
    ReCap Total Resurfacing System IDE Study
    Biomet Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $150,000
  • January 1999–January 2002
    The Effect of Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone
    Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Basic Science Research Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $97,500
  • January 1998–January 2001
    New York State Department of Health Osteoporosis Education / Resouce Center Grant
    New York State Department of Health Osteoporosis Education / Resouce Center
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $60,000
  • January 1998–January 2001
    Osteoblastic Response of Metastic Breast Cancer
    Troupe Fund and Buffalo General Hospital Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $27,500
  • January 1997–January 1998
    Roswell Park Alliance Fund Grant
    ADAMHA
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $40,000
  • January 1992–January 1993
    American Cancer Society Fellow in Orthopedic Oncology
    American Cancer Society
    Role: Co-Investigator

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
  • McGrath BE, Kuechle JB. Hip arthroscopic portal bridge retraction technique for improved peripheral compartment visualization. Arthrosc Tech. 2014; 3(4).
  • D. Bar-Or, K. Salottolo,H. Loose, M. Phillips, B. McGrath, N. Wei, J. Borders, J.Ervin, A. Kivitz, M. Hermann, T. Shlotzhauer, M. Churchill, D. Slappey, and V. Clift. A randomized clinical trial to evaluate two doses of an intra-articular injection of LMWF-5A in adults with pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee. PLOS ONE. 2014.
  • J. Biermann , D. Adkins, M. Agulnik, R. Benjamin, B. Brigman, J. Butrynski, D. Cheong, W. Chow, W. Curry, D. Frassica, F. Frassica, K. Hande, F. Homicek, R. Jones, J. Mayerson , S. McGarry, B. McGrath, C. Morris, R. O'Donnell, R. Randall , V. Santana, R. Satcher, H. Siegel, M. von Mehren , M. Bergman, H. Sundar. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Bone Cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2013; 11.
  • J. Biermann, D. Adkins, R. Benjamin, B. Brigman, W. Chow, E. Conrad, D. Frassica, F. Frassica, S. George, K. Hande, F. Hornicek, G. Letson , J. Mayerson, S. McGarry, B. McGrath , C. Morris, R. O‘Donnell, R. Randall, V. Santana, R. Satcher, H. Siegel, N. Somaiah, A. Yasko. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Bone Cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2010; 8.
  • T. Paczos, B. McGrath , F. Chen. Primary Carcinomasarcoma of Bone: A Case Report. 2009.
  • Hernandez JD, McGrath BE. Safe angle for suture anchor insertion during acetabular labral repair. Arthroscopy. 2008; 24(12).
  • G. Yu, S. Goodloe, Jr., B. McGrath , F . Chen. Morphological and Immunohistochemical Features of Giant Clear Cell Hidradenoma of Knee. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2008; 20(3).
  • B. McGrath , M. Higgins, W. Mihalko. Effect of End Cutting Intramedullary Reamers on Host Allograft Contact Area. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2005; 20(7).
  • Favorito PJ, McGrath BE. Impending or completed pathologic femur fractures treated with intramedullary hip screws. Orthopedics. 2001; 24(4).
  • M. Sabel, J. Gibbs, A. Litwin, B. McGrath, W. Kraybill , J. Brooks. Alveolar soft part sarcoma metastatic to small bowel mucosa causing polyposis and intussuseption. Sarcoma. 2001; 5.
  • Gibbs JF, Huang, P., Lee R, McGrath BE, Sundquist J, McKinley, B., Driscoll, D., Kraybill WG. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma: An Institutional Review. Cancer Investigation. 2001; 19(1).
  • Finley JW, Hanypsiak B, McGrath B, Kraybill W, Gibbs JF. Clear cell sarcoma: the Roswell Park experience.. J Surg Oncol. 2001; 77(1).
  • Sucato DJ, Rougraff B, McGrath BE, Sizinski J, Davis M, Papandonatos G, Green D, Szarzanowicz T, Mindell ER. Ewing's sarcoma of the pelvis. Long-term survival and functional outcome. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000; (373).
  • Gibbs JF, Lee RJ, Driscoll DL, McGrath BE, Mindell ER, Kraybill WG. Clinical importance of late recurrence in soft-tissue sarcomas. J Surg Oncol. 2000; 73(2).
  • Kane JM, Gibbs JF, McGrath BE, Loree TR, Kraybill WG. Large, deep high-grade extremity sarcomas: when is a myocutaneous flap reconstruction necessary?. Surgical Oncology. 2000; 8(4).
  • Whooley BP*, Gibbs JF, Mooney BE*, McGrath BE, Kraybill WG. Primary extremity sarcoma: what is the appropriate follow-up?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2000; 7(1).
  • Gibbs JF, Lee R, Driscoll, D., McGrath BE, Mindell, E., Kraybill WG. Clinical Importance of Late Reoccurence in Soft-Tissue Sarcomas. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2000; 73.
  • McPhee M, McGrath BE, Zhang P, Driscoll D, Gibbs J, Peimer C. Soft tissue sarcoma of the hand. J Hand Surg Am. 1999; 24(5).
  • Mihalko WM, Rohrbacher B, McGrath B. Transient peroneal nerve palsies from injuries placed in traction splints.. Am J Emerg Med. 1999; 17(2).
  • William Mihalko, Bernhard Rohrbacher, Brian McGrath. Transient Peroneal Nerve Palsies in Trauma Patients Placed in Traction Splints: A Report of Two Cases. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1999; 17(2).
  • William Mihalko, Brian McGrath, Bernhard Rohrbacher. Peroneal Nerve Injury Following Fracture Splint Application. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1998; 373.
  • McGrath BE, Bush CH, Nelson TE, Scarborough MT. Evaluation of suspected osteoid osteoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1996; (327).
  • Loeb, A., Brian McGrath, Navre, J.M., Petrucci, O.. Cell Division During Nutritional Upshifts of E. Coli. Journal of Bacteriology. ; 136(2).
  • Brian McGrath, Mindell, E.R.. Giant Cell Tumors: A Long Term Follow Up Study. Orthopedic Transaction..
  • DeWire, P., Brian McGrath, Mindell, E.R., Brass, C.. Humeral Ostemyelitis Following Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning. CORR. ; 363.
  • Sucato, D., Brian McGrath, Mindell, E.R.. Ewings Sarcoma of the Pelvis. Orthopedic Transactions Sping 1997 / CORR. ; 373.
  • McPhee, M., Brian McGrath, Zhang, P., Driscoll, D., John Gibbs, Peimer, C.. Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Hand. Journal of Hand Surgery. ; 24A #.
  • Fuchshuber, P., Jeffrey Lee, Robert Huben, Brian McGrath. Second Malignancy after Radiotherapy for Seminoma: Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor Radiology. Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor Radiology Oncology. ; 33(1).
  • Favorito, P., Brian McGrath. Impending of Completed Pathologic Femur Fractures Treated with Intramedullary Hip Screw. Orthopedics. ; 24(4).
  • Brian McGrath, Arnold, S., Tims, E.. Identification of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins and their Receptors in Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines: Importance of BMP2. Cytokine. ; 11.
  • Brian McGrath, Mindell, E., Sucato, D., Rougraff, B., Sizanski, J., Daniel Green, Szarzanowicz, T.. Ewings Sarcoma of the Pelvis: Long Term Survival and Functional Outcome. CORR. ; 372.
  • France, C., Norman, T.L., Santrock, R.D., Brian McGrath, Simon, B.J.. The Efficacy of Direct Current Stimulation for Lumbar Intertransverse Process Fusions in an Animal Model. Spine Journal. ; 26.
  • Brinkis, E., Brian McGrath, Mindell, E.. A Distal Radius Lesion in a 21 year old woman. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. ; 387.
  • Arnold, S., Tims, E. MS, Brian McGrath. Molecular Genetic Analysis of the Metastasis of Human Breast Cancer Cells to Bone. Journal of Orthopedic Research..
  • Delay, B., Mindell, E., Brian McGrath. Observation on a Retrieved Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Journal Bone and Joint Surgery..
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Abstracts:
  • Arnold, S., Brian McGrath. Regulation of IGF-B1 by Radiation in Two Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines. Journal of Radiation Research. ; 152 N.
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Brian McGrath, Bush, C., Nelson, T., Scarborough, M.. Evaluation of Suspected Osteoid Osteoma. Clinical Orthopedics and Rel Res 327. ; 327.
  • Marcus, R.B. Jr., Brian McGrath, O'Connor, K., Scarborough, M.. Long Term Effects on the Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems and the Breast. Survivors of Childhood Cancer..
  • Brian McGrath, Peimer, C.. Humerus and Shoulder Region Amputations. Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity..
  • Brian McGrath, Lifeso, RM. Orthopedic Management of Metastasis in Genitourinary Cancer. Principles and Practice of Genitourinary Oncology..
  • Brian McGrath, Scarborough, MT, Clohisey, D.. Malignant Bone Tumors. Clinical Orthopedics..
  • Brian McGrath. Management Principles of Aggressive Tumors of the Hand and Forearm. American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Hand Surgery Update 2, Rosemont, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons..

Professional Memberships:
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Erie County
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Forum Club
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • WNY Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • Great Lake Sarcoma Group
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
  • Great Lake Sarcoma Group; President 1997-1998
  • American Orthopaedic Association
Presentations:
  • "30 Year Single Institution Review of Osteosarcoma" MSTS Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "FAI" Stryker Regional Meeting (2013)
  • "Hip Arthroscopy" Stryker Regional Meeting (2013)
  • "How to Succeed at Hip Arthroscopy" Stryker Regional Meeting (2012)
  • "Using computer Navigation to Measure Recurvatum" Annual Congress International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (2011)
  • "Clinical Correlation of FAI" March Hip Preservation Course, Homer Stryker Learning Center (2011)
  • "Minimally Invasive Direct Anterior Approach for FAI" , Homer Stryker Center (2011)
  • "Current Status of Hip Arthroscopy in FAI" Krackow Hungerford Fellows Meeting (2011)
  • "Genu Recurvatum in Total Knee Arthroplasty" Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (2011)
  • "Radiographic Analysis and Clinical Correlation or Arthroscopic FAI Surgery and Tissue Preserving Hip Surgery" , Homer Stryker Learning Center (2010)
  • "Safe Tracker Placement in Computer-Navigated TKR" Annual Meeting of CAOS-Intemational (2010)
  • "Genu Recurvatum in Total Knee Arthroplasty" Annual Meeting of CAOS-Intemational (2010)
  • "Technique of Resurfacing Arthroplasty" , Homer Stryker Center (2008)
  • "Current Trends in Osteosarcoma" Lamplighters Orthopaedic Society (2008)
  • "Hip Arthroscopy" Lamplighter s Society (2008)
  • "Hip Pain in the Athlete" Lamplighters Orthopaedic Society, Buffalo General Hospital (2008)
  • "Benign Bone Tumors" University at Buffalo Pediatric Surgical Associates (2007)
  • "Limb Salvage" Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk (2006)
  • "Reconstruction of the Pathologic Acetabular Fracture" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Speciality Day (2006)
  • "Adjuvant Therapy for Primary Spinal Sarcoma: Do We Need or Desire?" AO- North America Spine Tumor Symposium, Johns Hopkins University (2005)
  • "Approaches to the Lumbosacral Spine for Primary Spinal Sarcoma" AO-North American Spine Tumor Symposium, John Hopkins University (2005)
  • "Malignant Bone Tumors" University at Buffalo Pediatric Surgical Associates (2005)
  • "Assessment of intraoperative knee kinematics after total knee arthroplasty using a computer navigation system" (2004)
  • "Management of Common Pathologic Fractures" AAOS Meeting (2004)
  • "Adjuvant Therapy for Primary Spinal Sarcoma: Do We Need or Desire?" AO- North America Spine Tumor Symposium, Mayo Clinic (2003)
  • "Approaches to the Lumbosacral Spine for Primary Spinal Sarcoma" AO-North American Spine Tumor Symposium, Mayo Clinic (2003)
  • "Management of Pathologic Fractures" American Academy of Orthopedic (2003)
  • "Management of Pathologic Fractures of the Femur Utilizing the Gamma Nail" Elmira Orthopedic Trauma Group (2002)
  • "Management of Proximal Femoral Metastatic Disease" Biomet Regional Focus Meeting (2002)
  • "How the Management of Pathologic Fractures differs from Trauma" AAOS Annual Meeting (2002)
  • "Medical Management of Chordoma" AO/ASIF Spine Tumor Symposium, University of Texas, MD Anderson Medical Center (2001)
  • "Levels of lower extremity amputation: post-operative care" ECMC, Erie County Medical Center, Rehab Medicine Department (2000)
  • "Levels of lower extremity amputation: post-operative care" Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (2000)
  • "The Efficacy of the Direct Current Stimulation in Lumbar Intertransverse Process Fusions" Scoliosis Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society (1999)
  • "Pathologic Fractures of the Femur Treated with a Single Implant" International Society of Limb Salvage Meeting, International Society of Limb Salvage (1999)
  • "Pelvic Ewing's Sarcoma: A Long Term Survival and Functional Outcome Study" International Society of Limb Salvage Surgeons, International Society of Limb Salvage Surgeons (1999)
  • "Current Concepts of Osteosarcoma" Grand Rounds - Roswell Park Institute, Roswell Park Institute (1999)
  • "School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Presentation" , State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • "Open Paper Session" Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Meeting, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (1999)
  • "Management of Complex Sacral Lesion" WNY Chapter American College of Surgeons Meeting, WNY Chapter American College of Surgeons, WNY Chapter (1998)
  • "Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Hand" International Federation of Societies of Surgery of the Hand, International Federation of Societies of Surgery of the Hand (1998)
  • "Avasular Necrosis of the Femoral Head Following High Dose Corticosteriods for Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplantation" AAOS Annual Meeting, AAOS (1998)
  • "Pathologic Fractures of the Femir Treated with a Single Implant" AAOS Annual Meeting, AAOS (1998)
  • "The Impact of Late Recurrence on Subsequent Survival for Soft Tissue Sarcomas" Society Surgical Oncology Meeting, Society Surgical Oncology (1998)
  • "Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Hand" American Society Surgery of Hand - 1998 Annual Meeting, American Society Surgery of Hand (1998)
  • "Pitfalls in Orthopedics" SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo (1997)
  • "Current Concepts Osteogenic Sarcoma" Surgical Grand Rounds at Roswell Park, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1997)
  • "Lower Extremity Prosthetics" SUNY at Buffalo - North Campus, SUNY at Buffalo (1997)
  • "Ewings Sarcoma of the Pelvis" Annual AAOS Meeting, AAOS (1997)
  • "Giant Cell Tumors: A Long Term Follow Up Study Annual Meeting" AAOS Annual Meeting, AAOS (1997)
  • "Long Term Outcome Pelvic Ewing Sarcoma" Simmons Orthopedic Spine Association Annual Meeting, Simmons Orthopedic Spine Association (1997)
  • "Lower Extremity Amputations - Triannual Prosthetics Orthotics Course" Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
  • "Sestamibi as a dynamic marker of p-glycoprotein in human osteosarcoma" National Nuclear Medicine Society Meeting, National Nuclear Medicine Society (1997)
  • "Osteosarcoma About the Knee" International Meeting of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (1995)
  • "Dynamic Contrast Enhanced CT in the Evaluation of Lesions Suspected of Osteoid Osteomas" AAOS Annual Meeting, AAOS (1994)
  • "Lower Extremity Amputations" SUNY at Buffalo - Triannual Prosthetics Orthotics Course, SUNY at Buffalo, Rehab Medicine Department (1994)
  • "Dynamic Contrast Enhanced CT in the Evaluation of Lesions Suspected Osteoid Osteoma" WNY Orthopaedic Scientific Day (1993)
  • "Dynamic Contrast Enhanced CT in the Evaluations of Osteoid Osteoma Like Lesions" University of Florida -Orthopaedic Department Scientific Day, University of Florida, Orthopaedic Department (1993)
  • "Retrospective Case Review of Femoral Fractures Treated with Intramedullary Fixation" WNY Orthopaedic Association Scientific Day (1992)
  • "Functional Evaluation of Internal Hemipelvectomies Done for Malignant Lesions" Musculoskeletal Tumor Society - Annual Meeting, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (1991)
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Service Activities:
  • Hip Arthroscopy and FAI Course; Homer Stryker Learning Center; Chair (2012)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS); Chairman of the Board; Chair (2010–2012)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network; Member (2009–2013)
  • UBMD Management Council; Elected At-Large Member; Member (2009–present)
  • UBMD Finance Committee; Member (2008–2011)
  • UBMD Implementation Management Committee; Member (2008–2010)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Chicago (alternate); Examiner (2007)
  • Founders Committee for UBMD- Integrated Practice Plan; Member (2007)
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Specialty Day, Chicago; Chair (2006)
  • Stryker Hip and Knee Navigation Symposium; Moderator (2005)
  • Allosource Inc.; Board of Directors (2005–2009)
  • Enneking/University of Florida Musculoskeletal Pathology Course; DePuy Visiting Professor; Visiting Professor (2005)
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Specialty Day, Washington; Co-Chair (2005)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS); Board of Directors (2000–present)
  • Subcommittee on Musculoskeletal Tumors and Diseases, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Member (1998–2002)
  • Children's Hospital Services Clinical Task Force Subcommittee; Member (1998)
  • Orthopaedic Center for Excellence for CGF Committee; Member (1998)
  • Tissue Advisory Committee, UNYTS; Member (1998–present)
  • Great Lakes Sarcoma Group; President (1997–1998)
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Techniques; Member
  • Journal of Surgical Oncology; Reviewer

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Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3217
Email: bem4@buffalo.edu

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