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John                           Marzo

John M. Marzo MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

My clinical practice has recently changed from traditional arthroscopic and sports related orthopedic surgery to focus on non-operative sports medicine and orthopedics. While I will still see patients with problems and complaints across the musculoskeletal spectrum, I will focus on problems of the shoulder and the knee, referring to my surgical partners when necessary. The time gained from no longer going to the operating room will be used to expand my roles as a teacher and a clinical researcher.

Teaching is a major focus of mine, as I have coordinated and written a curriculum for instruction in the Department of Orthopedics Arthroscopy Lab for the last 8 years. I plan on expanding that role by increasing the time spent with the residents and fellows, and by formalizing the first week of each rotation so trainees can ramp up their skills away from the pressure of the operating room. This should improve the level of knowledge, and enhance the efficiency and speed of our students with respect to arthroscopic anatomy, and acquisition of the psychomotor skills required for surgical arthroscopy. Through a generous philanthropic gift, we were able to purchase a virtual reality arthroscopic surgery simulator. We have now trained four years of resident classes on the simulator, and continue to upgrade the system’s hardware and software. I teach an upper level fourth year medical school course – Anat 801 Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy in the spring of each academic calendar.

My research interests in the basic sciences relate to the biomechanics of the shoulder and the knee, with the most recent project sponsored by Carestream Health to investigate the advantages of a new prototype portable 3D cone beam CT scanner. I participate in the Department’s largest clinical trial investigating the relationship of a surgical chondroplasty to clinical outcome when performed or withheld during arthroscopic meniscal surgery. I am active in pursuing clinical questions that can be answered by statistical review of our practice’s ACL database, or by performing metaanalysis on the literature regarding rotator cuff tear. I serve on a committee that supervises and reviews the research projects of our Department’s Orthopedic Residents in training. I have also advised PhD candidates seeking advanced degrees in the Departments of Exercise Science and Anthropology.

I am very fulfilled by participating in the above – the three pillars of activity – clinical medicine, teaching, and research.

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 Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Medical Director, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Bills NFL Football Team (1995-present)
  • Department of Anatomic and Pathological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992-present)
  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kaleida Health System (1991-present)
  • Medical Admissons Committee, Member, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006–2013)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006–2008)
  • Cinical Assistant Instructor, 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:
  • Distinguished High School Alumni Award (2007)
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Research (1986)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • 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

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Dolan MG, Mendel FC, Fish DR, Marzo JM, Wilding G. Effects of high voltage pulsed current on recovery following grade I and II lateral ankle sprains. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2010; 19(4).
Books and Book Chapters:
  • 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.

Professional Memberships:
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Sports Medicine (2012)
  • Reviewer, Physician and Sports Medicine (2012)
  • Reviewer, Clinical Anatomy (2010)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (1997)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (1996)
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine - Reviewer (1996)
  • National Football League Team Physicians Society (1991)
  • New York State Society of Orthopadic Surgeons (1991)
  • Medical Society State of New York (1991)
  • Medical Society County of Erie (1991)
Presentations:
  • "Patellofemoral Surgery" State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopedic Surgery 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" State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Failed Glenohumeral Instability and Bone Defects" State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopedic Surgery 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." State University of New York at Buffalo,Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds (2007)
  • "Skeletal Muscle Basic and Clinical Science." State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds (2007)
  • "Muscle Strain Injury and Potential Therapeutic Interventions" State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Rehabilitation Science Seminar Series (2007)
  • "Emergency Evaluation of Common Sports Medicine Injuries." State University of New York 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." State University of New York at Buffalo. Department of Orthopedics Grand Rounds, (2007)
  • "Medicolegal Issues in Sports Medicine" State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopedics 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" State University of New York at Buffalo, 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" State University of New York at Buffalo, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds (1986)
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Service Activities:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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

University Orthopaedic Center - North
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 829-2982
Fax: (716) 829-3945
Email: jmmarzo@buffalo.edu

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