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Christopher                    Mutty

Christopher E. Mutty MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Knee Surgery; Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction; Orthopaedic Surgery; Surgery - Trauma; Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic surgeon, my practice is centered on providing the highest level of orthopaedic care for fractures and lower extremity joint reconstruction. From simple fractures to complex pelvic trauma, I take pride in personally delivering the care my patients need. The same focus on personal care applies to my elective practice performing hip and knee replacement.

In addition to seeing and treating patients in Western New York, I enjoy keeping up with current research topics. My research interests include orthopaedic trauma outcomes and pain management in the acute setting, as well as utilization of three dimensional imaging technology in orthopaedic patient assessment and preoperative planning.

I joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2008, and am currently the program director for our residency program. I enjoy the challenges and rewards of training future generations of orthopaedic surgeons. Teaching enriches my practice as it requires me to be at the top of my game and to stay current with the latest practices and techniques in the field.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (2008)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2007)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • MA, Roswell Park Graduate Division (1998)
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1994)
  • Residency Program Director, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Associate Program Director, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2008–2013)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Instructor, Orthopaedics, Wake Forest University Health Sciences (2007–2008)
  • Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics (1998–2007)
  • Laboratory of Flow Cytometry, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1996–1998)
  • Biomedical Research Engineer, Aircast, Inc. (1994–1996)
Awards and Honors:
  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2012)
  • Peter A. Casagrande Award (2007)
  • Leadership Award (2006)
  • Resident Research Day (2004)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery Award (2002)
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2000)
  • Kornel Terplan Award (2000)

Research Expertise:
  • Advising and counseling medical students on orthopaedic surgery as a career
  • Continued development of our residency program and recruitment of highly qualified residency
  • Improving pain management in the acute phase of orthopaedic trauma care
  • Utilization of three dimensional imaging technology in orthopaedic patient assessment

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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Mutty CE. Hip Fractures in the Geriatric Population, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma 4. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2010.

Professional Memberships:
  • Erire County Medical Society (2007–present)
  • Medical Society of the State of New York (2002–present)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (2002–present)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2002–present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2002–present)
  • APC Pathology Honor Society; Membership (2000–present)
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Society; Membership (1999–present)
  • American Medical Assocation (1998–present)
  • "Duration of Fracture Fixation Surgery in Multitrauma Patients" Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Volume of Lung Contusion as a Predictor of ARDS in the Multiple Trauma Patient" Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Biomechanical Comparison of Posterior Plates and Screw Fixation of Posteromedial Fragments in Tibial Plateau Fractures" Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Dual blood supply of the acetabular labrum and periacetabular tissues in the rabbit hip" Orthopaedic Research Society (2001)
  • "Assessment of sort product purity and recovery during high speed cell sorting" International Society for Analytical Cytometry (1998)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-3944
Fax: (716) 898-3323

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