John M. Marzo MD

John Marzo

John M. Marzo
MD

Clinical Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine

Contact Information
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
Room 7156
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2982
Fax: (716) 829-3945
jmmarzo@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

My clinical practice has recently changed from traditional arthroscopic and sports related orthopedic surgery to focus full time on education and research. The time gained from no longer seeing patients or performing surgery will be used to expand my roles as a teacher and a clinical researcher. My effort will now be devoted to instruction in the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Center of Excellence in Sports Medicine Skills ab and in the UB RISE Surgical Simulation Lab.

My philosophy and goals of the arthroscopy teaching lab are:

•Provide for instruction of the basics of arthroscopy, including the
physics, optics, and electronics of the equipment used in the operating
room

•Teach all relevant superficial and arthroscopic anatomy of the major
joints of the body

•Demonstrate and practice the navigational skills of arthroscopy, such
as orientation, localization, triangulation, and quadrangulation

•Demonstrate and practice diagnostic arthroscopy of all of the major
joints

•Instruct and proctor performance of the basic and advanced
arthroscopic procedures

•Encourage research into existing and emerging arthroscopic
technologies and procedures

•Provide subjective and objective feedback on the acquisition of
arthroscopic skill as it pertains to career guidance

•Introduce and instruct using virtual reality and evaluate a process of
credentialing doctors based on simulator testing for competence

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Hospital Medical Center (1991)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1990)
  • MA, Anatomical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1986)
  • Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1986)
  • Internship, Hahnemann University Hospital (1985)
  • MD, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse (1984)
  • BA, Chemistry, Colgate University (1980)

Employment:

  • Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2017-present)
  • Department of Anatomic and Pathological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992-present)
  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kaleida Health System (1991-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2008–2017)
  • Medical Director, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Bills NFL Football Team (1995–2015)
  • Medical Admissons Committee, Member, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006–2013)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006–2008)
  • Cinical Assistant Instructor, Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991–2008)
  • Partner, Northtowns Orthopedics, PC (1995–2006)
  • Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Sabres NHL Hockey Team (1994–2006)
  • Medical Director, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Sabres NHL Hockey Team (1996–2003)
  • Staff Physician, Pan-Am Games, Canada (2000)
  • Staff Physician, Olympic Training Center (1999)
  • Private Practice, Orthopaedic Surgery, John M. Marzo, M.D., PC (1991–1995)
  • Assistant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Bills NFL Football Team (1991–1995)
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo State College (1991–1995)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Track and Field, World University Games (1993)
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991–1993)
  • Team Orthopaedics Surgeon, Marist College (1990–1991)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Distinguished High School Alumni Award (2007)
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Research (1986)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2011–January 2015
    Ralph and Mary Wilson Research Foundation
    Ralph and Mary Wilson Research Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,000,000
  • January 2006–December 2008
    Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Time to Recovery Following Grade I and II Ankle Sprains in Intercollegiate and Professional Athletes.
    National Football League
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $125,000
  • January 2015
    Ralph C. Wilson Jr Foundation Legacy Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $4,200,000
  • January 2015
    Carestream Health Sponsored Research
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $288,382

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Marzo JM. Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome). 2016.
  • Marzo J. Elbow Arthroscopy. 1996.
  • Marzo JM. Overuse Syndromes of the Knee. 1994.
  • Marzo JM. Acute Injury to the Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments of the Knee. 1991.

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:


Professional Memberships:

  • Reviewer, Advances in Orthopedics (2015–present)
  • Reviewer, The Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine (2012–present)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Sports Medicine (2012–present)
  • Reviewer, Physician and Sports Medicine (2012–present)
  • Reviewer, Clinical Anatomy (2010–present)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (1997–present)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (1996–present)
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine - Reviewer (1996–present)
  • National Football League Team Physicians Society (1991–present)
  • New York State Society of Orthopadic Surgeons (1991–present)
  • Medical Society State of New York (1991–present)
  • Medical Society County of Erie (1991–present)
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Presentations:

  • "Failed Glenohumeral Instability and Bone Defects" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Conference (2017)
  • "Liability of the Sports Team Provider" University at Buffalo School of Law (2017)
  • "Graft choice for ACL reconstruction in 2017" Symposium on Sideline Management of the Athlete (2017)
  • "Measurement of Tibial Tuberosity-Trochlear Groove Offset Distance by Weight Bearing Cone Beam CT Scan" Orthopaedic Research Society Regional Meeting (2017)
  • "Orthopedic applications of an extremity cone beam CT scanner" Annual Medical Advisory Board Meeting, Carestream Health (2017)
  • "Orthopedic Applications of a new CT Technology" Ralpy & Mary Wilson Lecture, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Failed Glneohumeral Instability and Bone Defects" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Conference (2016)
  • "Conflicts of interest for the professional team physician" Mini Med School, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2016)
  • "Emotional aspects of caring for spinal injured athletes" ATC Symposium on Sideline Management of the Injured Athlete (2016)
  • "Muscle Strain Injury" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Rounds (2016)
  • "Medicolegal Issues for sports medicine physician" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2016)
  • "Skeletal Muscle Injury Basic and Clinical Science" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Conference (2016)
  • "Medicolegal Issues in Sports Medicine" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2015)
  • "Multiple Ligament Knee Inju" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2014)
  • "A radiographic approach to patellofemoral instability" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Conference (2013)
  • "Patellofemoral Surgery" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "To Operate or Not? A Series of Cases." NFL Physicians Society Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Liability of the Team Physician and Athletic Trainer" 65th Annual Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (2013)
  • "Skeletal Muscle Injury Basic and Clinical Science" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Failed Glenohumeral Instability and Bone Defects" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2012)
  • "Meniscal Root Tear and Repair" Prodigy Surgical Laboratory (2012)
  • "Meniscal Root Repair" American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine Traveling Fellows Visit (2011)
  • "Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Repair with and without Lateral Retinacular Release" American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Tibial Stress Fractures. Sports Medicine & the NFL: A Sideline Perspective." AOSSM (2009)
  • "Loss of Meniscus Tissue in the Knee: Solutions to the Problem." Lamplighters Orthopedic Association 52nd Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "The Education Ladder to a Career in Sports Medicine." Broome Tioga Scholastic Recognition (2008)
  • "Does Use of Electrical Stimulation for Ankle Sprain Hasten Recovery?" NFL Physicians Society Scientific Meeting (2008)
  • "Use of a Non-Cannulated screw for Difficult 5th Metatarsal Fractures in Athletes" NFL Physicians Society Scientific Meeting (2008)
  • "Shoulder Problems in the Athlete – Labrum, AC Joint, and Clavicle." University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Conference (2007)
  • "Skeletal Muscle Basic and Clinical Science." University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2007)
  • "Muscle Strain Injury and Potential Therapeutic Interventions" University at Buffalo, Department of Rehabilitation Science Seminar Series (2007)
  • "Emergency Evaluation of Common Sports Medicine Injuries." University at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2007)
  • "Effects of Medial Meniscus Posterior Horn Avulsion and Repair on Medial Tibiofemoral Compartment Contact Area and Peak Pressure." NFL Physicians Society Scientific Meeting (2007)
  • "Knee Oddities and Unusual Diagnoses." University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2007)
  • "Medicolegal Issues in Sports Medicine" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine Conference (2006)
  • "Temporary Treatment of Peroneal Tendon Subluxation." NFL Physicians Society Scientific Meeting (2003)
  • "Turf Toe Injury" American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, Team Physician Course (2002)
  • "Patella Tendon Versus Hamstring Tendon for ACL Reconstruction" University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine Symposium (2001)
  • "Rotator Cuff Tears in Athletes" University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine Symposium (2001)
  • "Technique for Taping Lisfranc’s Joint" NFL Physicians Society Scientific Meeting (1992)
  • "Functional Analysis of Patients Who Have a Posterior Cruciate Deficient Knee" Hospital for Special Surgery Fellowship Graduation Paper (1991)
  • "Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture" Hospital For Special Surgery Alumni Day (1991)
  • "Proliferative Fibrous Nodule of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Following Arthroscopic Reconstruction" Arthroscopy Association of North America, Specialty Day (1991)
  • "Shoulder Instability in the Athlete" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (1991)
  • "Arthrography: A guide to Treatment of Lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures in Children" Pediatric Orthopedic Society (1990)
  • "Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy and Myelopathy" Masters Thesis presentation, Department of Anatomical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1986)
  • "Neck Injury in High School Football Players" University at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (1986)
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Service Activities:

  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee; Member (2006–2013)
  • Arthroscopy Lab Director; Arthroscopy lab, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo, State University of New York.; Director (2006–present)
  • Colgate University Career Preceptor; This program allows a college student to spend time with an Alumnus to gain an appreciation of the specific demands and rewards of a career. Students spend from 1 day to 1 week shadowing the Alumnus.; Panel Member (2002–present)
  • Volunteer Physician; United States Olympic Committee, Lake Placid Olympic Training Center.; Volunteer (1999–2000)
  • Volunteer Faculty; Anatomy 801: Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Clinical Correlation. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.; Volunteer (1994–present)
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Coordinator; Sports Medicine Fellowship, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo, State University of New York.; Coordinator
  • Volunteer Faculty; Anatomy 500: Human Gross Anatomy, The State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.; Volunteer
  • Williamsville Central Schools CEIP; This is a mentor program to help high school students make decisions about career paths. The student spends 50 hours of time over a summer, shadowing the mentor, learning all aspects of the profession. A student has been hosted each of the past two summers.; Volunteer
  • Williamsville East High School Career Day Panel Member; This one-half day symposium is structured as a lecture followed by questions and answers to give high school students an introduction to careers in sports medicine.; Panel Member

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Contact Information

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
Room 7156
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2982
Fax: (716) 829-3945
jmmarzo@buffalo.edu

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