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John                           Leddy

John J. Leddy MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Sports Medicine; Sports Medicine - Internal Medicine

 
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Professional Summary:

Dr. John J. Leddy is Professor of Clinical Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the American College of Physicians, and Director of Outcomes Research for the Department of Orthopaedics. He is a Division 1 team physician and Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University at Buffalo. He is a practicing clinician, active researcher and instructor at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


He is the Medical Director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Clinic, which is the first center in the United States to use a standardized treadmill test to establish recovery from concussion and to use exercise in the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged concussion symptoms. He is published in the fields of orthopedics, sports medicine, physiology, nutrition, concussion and post-concussion syndrome. His primary research interest is the investigation of the basic mechanisms of the disturbance of whole body physiology in concussion and how to help to restore the physiology to normal to help patients recover to safely return to activity and sport.

Education and Training:
  • FACP, American College of Physicians (2009)
  • FACSM, American College of Sports Medicine (1998)
  • Fellowship, Union Memorial Hospital (1991)
  • Residency, New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard University (1988)
  • MD, University at Buffalo, With Highest Honors (1985)
  • BS, Biology, Fordham University, Summa Cum Laude (1981)
Employment:
  • Team Internist, Buffalo Destroyers, Arena Football League (2001-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo (1999-present)
  • Associate Director, Sports Medicine Institute, SUNY at Buffalo Sports Medicine Institute (1994-present)
  • UB Team Physician, Sports Medicine Institute, SUNY at Buffalo Sports Medicine Institute (1991-present)
  • Associate Director for Phyisology and Medicine, Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE), SUNY at Buffalo CRESE
  • Faculty Development Fellow in Primary Care Sports Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Emerency Room Physician, Erie County Medical Center
  • Team Physician, Division I SUNY at Buffalo Athletic Teams, SUNY at Buffalo Division I Athletic Teams
  • Volunteer Physician, 1993 World University Games
  • Volunteer Physician, 1996 Empire State Games
  • Volunteer Physician, 1998 NCAA Track and Field Championships
  • Medical Director, 1998 -2001 Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Medical Director, 1999 Ford Buffalo Marathon.
  • Associate Faculty, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science, School of Health Related Professions
  • Pre-participation sports physical examinations, City of Buffalo High School
  • Sideline Coverage, City of Bufffalo High School
  • Board of Management, Northeast Branch YMCA
  • Supervisor, Canisius College Athletic Trainer Program
  • Annual Buffalo Philharmonic Runner's Club & UB Sports Medicine Runner's Medical Forum
  • Volunteer medical care to many annual local races
  • NYS Wrestling Minimum Weight Certification Program Site
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo
  • Research Assistant
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo (1991–1999)
  • Fellow, SUNY Buffalo (1990–1991)
  • Internist, Buffalo Internal Medicine Associates (1989–1990)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo (1988–1989)
  • Resident, New England Deaconess Hospital (1985–1988)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • Alpha Omega Alpha,1984
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Recognition for Teaching, 1993
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • N.C.C.C. Outstanding Contribution to the Athletic Program
  • AMA Physician‘s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, 2000
  • Elected one of the "Top Doctors in the United States" by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 2005-2013
  • Eastern Athletic Trainer's Association David G. Moyer Award, 2013
  • The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) Marie Ivanchich Memorial Award, 2013

Research Centers:
  • Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • April 2012–March 2016
    Healthy Ageing Mind
    The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • July 2012–December 2015
    Safety of Treadmill Exercise Testing in Acute Concussion and Recovery
    Program for Understandign Childhood Concussion and Stroke Foundation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • July 2013–June 2015
    Use of Exercise to Reduce Young Adult Marijuana Use: There is an App for That
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • September 2009–August 2014
    Translating Habituation Research to Interventions for Pediatric Obesity
    NIH NIDDK
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $2,910,716
  • January 2011–December 2013
    Do Current Management Practices for Sprained Ankles Hasten Recovery? A Pilot Study
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2010–December 2012
    Concussion Education Project
    Buffalo Sabres Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $25,000
  • May 2009–December 2012
    Concussion Education Project II
    Robert Rich Family Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $25,000
  • January 2008–January 2012
    Food Reinforcement-genotype Interactions and Eating
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $800,000
  • July 2008–June 2011
    Quantitative Progressive Exercise Rehabilitation for Post Concussion Syndrome
    UB Interdisciplinary Development Research Fund
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $25,000
  • June 2008–December 2010
    Quantitative progressive exercise rehabilitation for post-concussion syndrome.
    State University of New York at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • September 2005–August 2010
    Health Improvement Project(HIP): The Evaluation of Treatments for Severe Obesity
    Healthy Living Foundation (HealthNOW)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,000,000
  • December 1998–May 2003
    Bio-Behavioral Lung Cancer Prevention Program
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,247,836
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Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • John Leddy, Kesari, A.. Prospective implementation of the Ottawa/Buffalo Ankle Rules in a university sports medicine center. Med Sci Sports Exerc. ; 31(5 sup).
  • Maxwell, P., Cerny, F., Ohtake, P., John Leddy. Dehydration and exercise-induced bronchospasm. Med Sci Sports Exerc. ; 31(5 sup).
  • Horvath, PJ, O’Reilly, B, Melton-Bork, RA, John Leddy, et al.. Effects of peanuts on energy balance, body fat and exercise performance on female dancers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. ; 31(5 sup).
  • Burton, H., Grazen, R., White, S., John Leddy. Post-marathon muscle injury and running mechanics. Med Sci Sports Exerc. ; 31(5 sup).
  • Horvath, PJ, Genovese, RG, O’Reilly, B., Melton-Bork, RA, Gilchrist, L., John Leddy. The effect of peanuts or carbohydrate-rich energy bars on performance of female collegiate soccer players. FASEB Journal. ; 13(#4 Pt).
  • John Leddy, Moalem, J., Roberts, A., Claes Lundgren. Pulmonary mechanics in exercise-induced asthma during water immersion. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. ; 26(suppl).
  • Warkander, DE, John Leddy, Boutellier, U., Claes Lundgren. Respiratory muscle training improves divers’ submaximal cycle endurance. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. ; 26(suppl).
  • Horvath, PJ, Besch, SR, Kilanowski, C., John Leddy, David Pendergast. Changes in endurance of male college-age long distance runners with energy supplementation using peanuts or a high carbohydrate energy bar. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. ; 17(5).
  • John Leddy, Warkander, D., Boutellier, U., Claes Lundgren. Respiratory muscle training improves submaximal exercise endurance at altitude. Undersea Hyper Med. ; 27.
  • Cook, SR, Kathleen Lillis, John Leddy. Evaluation of the Ottawa Knee Rule in a pediatric ED and a university sports medicine center. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. ; 33(suppl).
  • Jerome Yates, Burton, HW, John Leddy, Melton-Bork, RA, Horvath, PJ. Effect of meal composition on resting and diet-induced thermogenesis during the menstrual cycle. J Am Coll Nutr..
  • Muoio, DM, John Leddy, Awad, AB, Horvath, PJ, David Pendergast. Effects of dietary manipulation on physiological and metabolic adjustment to maximal VO2 and endurance in trained runners. The Physiologist. ; S35(4).
  • John Leddy, Wilson, C.M., Fisher, NM, David Pendergast. Lactic acid accumulation in blood in fit and unfit arm and leg supramaximal exercise with preceding lactic acid. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. ; S26(2).
  • Horvath, PJ, Eagen, CK, John Leddy, David Pendergast. Effect of dietary fat level on performance and metabolism in trained male and female runners. FASEB J. ; 10.
  • John Leddy, Horvath, PJ, Rowland, JA, David Pendergast. Effect of a high or a low fat diet on cardiovascular risk factors in male and female runners. The Physiologist. ; 39(5).
  • John Leddy, Chutkow, JG. Post-traumatic ptosis in a collegiate football player. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc.. ; 29(5).
  • Burton, H., Collins, H., White, S., John Leddy. Changes in running mechanics after muscle injury. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc.. ; 29(5).
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Robert Smolinski, John Leddy, Philip Stegemann. Rotator Cuff Disease. Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. 1995.

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Sports Medicine; Fellow - 1998
  • Other Association; American Board of Internal Medicine - Diplomate 1988
  • American College of Sports Medicine; Member 1991
  • Other Association; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine - Member 1994
  • Other Association; Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society - Member 1995
Presentations:
  • "Evaluation of Concussion and PCS" Western NY Physical Therapy Association Meeting (2013)
  • "Return to Play Conditioning - Testing for Symptoms and Implementing a Conditioning Program" Mayo Clinic Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion, Mayo Clinic (2013)
  • "Advanced Neuroimaging" 11th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), Organizer of Pre-Conference Workshop (2013)
  • "Advanced Neuroimaging" 11th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), Organizer of Pre-Conference Workshop (2013)
  • "Exercise Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome: A Pilot Study of Changes in fMRI Activation, Physiology and Symptoms" Brain Injury Association of America National Webinar; In conjunction with the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (2013)
  • "Concussion and Cerviogenic Dizziness Management" A seminar co-sponsored by UB Sports Medicine, the Catholic Health System and Daemen College (2013)
  • "Concussion: Myth versus Reality" UB Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Concussion Issues in Youth" Roswell Park (2013)
  • "Autonomic Dystunction in Post-Concussion Syndrome Revealed During Exercise" 22nd Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2013)
  • "Concunssion: Myth versus Reality" Buffalo VA Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Concussion: Myth versus Reality" Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Delayed Presentation of Testicular Rupture after Blunt Scrotal Trauma" 22nd Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2013)
  • "Influence of Concussion on Sleep Disturbance" 22nd Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2013)
  • "Painful Left Groin Lump in a Disgruntled Athlete" 22nd Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2013)
  • "Concnussion: Myth versus Reality" Eastern Athletic Trainers Association National Meeting (2013)
  • "Concussion: Return to Play and Return to Learn" The Gow School (2013)
  • "Evaluation of Shoulder and Low Back Pain" UB School of Medicine 2nd Year Class (2012)
  • "Physiological Assessment and Treatment of Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome" 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (2012)
  • "Concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome, and Return to Learn" New York State Association of School Psychologists Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Pathophysiology of Concussion and PCS" Dent Neurologic Institute: First Annual Concussion Symposium for Physicians (2012)
  • "Pathophysiology of Concussion and PCS" Southern Tier Physician Symposium, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Mild Tramautic Brain Injury" 10th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), Expert Panel Discussion (2012)
  • "The Predictive Value of Treadmill Exercise Testing versus Computerized Neuropsychological Testing for Return to Sport in Adolescents with Concussion" 10th Annual Conference on Brain Injury, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) (2012)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2012)
  • "Concussion Treadmill Training: Systematic Assessment of Physiologic Post Concussion Disorder" National Rehabilitation Hospital (2012)
  • "Concussion in Sports: Assessment, Treatment and Research Advances" University at Buffalo Medical Emeritus Faculty Society (2012)
  • "Getting AHEAD of the Game: New Approaches to Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome Evaluation & Treatment" Brain Injury Association of New York State (webinar) (2012)
  • "Exercise Stress Testing as a Valid Indicator of Concussion Recovery in Adolescents" 21st Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2012)
  • "Exercise Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome. A Placebo Controlled Pilot Study of Changes in fMRI Blood Flow, Physiology and Symptoms" 21st Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2012)
  • "NCAA Division 1 Football Player with a Persistent Headache and Weakness" 21st Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2012)
  • "No More Hockey" 21st Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2012)
  • "Physical Examination of the Shoulder and Ankle" UB Department of Family Medicine (2012)
  • "Exercise Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome: A Pilot Study of Changes in fMRI Activation, Psysiology and Symptoms" International Brain Injury Association's 9th World Congress on Brain Injury (2012)
  • "Concussion Evaluation and Treatment" University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine City Wide Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Concussion Discussion" The Concussion Management and Awareness Act: Symposium, NY State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (2011)
  • "Mild TBI and Concussion Assessment and Treatment" American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference (2011)
  • "Physiology of Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" University at Buffalo Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (2011)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Mild RBI and Concussion Assessment and Treatment" University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Mild TBI and Concussion Assessment and Treatment" North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) Ninth Annual Conference on Brain Injury (2011)
  • "Head Injuries and Concussion" Annual Sports Injury Awareness Seminar, Emmerson High School, City of Buffalo Public Schools; Department of Athletics (2011)
  • "What is a Concussion?" Clarence Senior High School (2011)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" Brain Injury Association of New York Conference: Post-Concussion/TBI Re-Entry into School (2011)
  • "Heart Rate Recovery in Professional Ice Hockey Players During a Preseason Skate Test" 20th Annual Meeting of the AMSSM (2011)
  • "Essentials of the Orthopedic Exam" , Lecture to the 2nd Year UB Medical Students (2010)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2010)
  • "Maintaining Physical Activity into Adulthood" National Hemophilia Society Health and Human Services Annual Region II Meeting (2010)
  • "Post Concussion Syndrome: Identification and Treatment" UB Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Women's & Children's Hospital (2010)
  • "Exercise Testing for Post Concussive Syndrome" AMSSM Annual Meeting: Workshop (2010)
  • "Graded Exercise Testing for Post Concussive Syndrome" AMSSM Annual Meeting: Workshop (2010)
  • "Practical Management of Concussions" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2010)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" Canisius College Athletic Training Program (2010)
  • "Low Back Pain" UB Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2010)
  • "Common Problems in Endurance Athletes" UB Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2009)
  • "Essentials of the Orthopedic Exam" , Lecture to the 2nd Year UB Medical Students (2009)
  • "Common Problems in Adolescent Sports Medicine" Sisters of Charity Hospital Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds (2009)
  • "Common Problems in Endurance Athletes" University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2009)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2009)
  • "Evaluation of Concussion in High School Athletes" Akron High SChool (2009)
  • "Low Back Pain" University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2009)
  • "Exercise Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome" University at Buffalo Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions (2009)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" Canisius College Athletic Training Program (2009)
  • "Excema Herpeticum. A Detamatologic Emergency in a College Wrestler" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Uncommon Metabolic Deficiency with a Common Complaint in a College Track and Field Athlete" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" Kenmore Mercy Hospital Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2009)
  • "Essentials of the Orthopedic Exam" , Lecture to 2nd Year UB Medical Students (2008)
  • "Evaluation of Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" Western New York School Nurses Association (2008)
  • "Low Back Pain" UB Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2008)
  • "Common Shoulder and Knee Problems of Adult Patients and Office Injection Techniques for Primary Care Providers" Buffalo District of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (2008)
  • "Controlled Trial of Sub-Symptom Threshold Exercise Training for Post-Concussion Syndrome" FIFA 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport, FIFA (2008)
  • "Evaluation of Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (2008)
  • "Knee and Shoulder Problems and Physicial Examination in Primary Care" University Sports Medicine Primary Care Conference (2008)
  • "Evaluation of Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2008)
  • "Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome" UB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2008)
  • "Blood Pressure Issues in Athletes" 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (2008)
  • "Changes in Cognitive Function During and Following Short-Term Maximal Aerobic Exercise in Young Women" ACSM Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Quantitative Progressive Exercise Rehabilitation (QPER) for Post Concussion Syndrome" ACSM Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Salivary and Plasma Markets During and FOllowing Short-Term Maximal Aerobic Exercise Assessed During Cognitive Assessment" ACSM Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Common Sports Injuries in Young Adults" BGH Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2008)
  • "Recognition and Management of Concussion in High School Athletes" NYSPHSAA Concussion Education Initiative, Section VI Coaches and Team Physicians (2008)
  • "Unusual Cause of Brachial Plexus Symptoms" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Health Improvement Project (HIP): An Intensive Medical Intervention Class III Obesity and Results of a Pilot Study" The Obesity Society's 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting (2007)
  • "Association of Dopamine Genotypes with Physicial Activity and Body Habitus in Post-Menopausal Women" ACSM Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Resistance Training, Protein Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction" ACSM Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Controlled Exercise Rehabilitation for Concussion - A Case Report" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Intentional Contact Versus Unintentional Contact as the Mechanism of Injury in Youth Ice Hockey" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Dopamine Receptor Genotype and Food Reinforcement Phenotype Interact to Increase Energy Intake" Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society (NAASO) (2006)
  • "Exercise Effects on Cerebral Concussion Symptoms: Pathophysiology and Intervention Hypotheses" NABIS Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Prevalence of Risk for Eating Disorders in an NCAA Division I Wrestling Program" ACSM Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Types and Causes of Injury in a Youth Ice Hockey Program" ACSM Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Stability of Food Reinforcement in Humans" 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (2005)
  • "Dopamine D2 Receptor Genotypes and Physicial Activity Levels" ACSM Annual Meeting (2005)
  • "Preparticipation Screening Exam for Sports" Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians (2005)
  • "Effects of Short Term Maximal Exercise on Cognitive Function in Fit and Sedentary Women" ACSM Annual Meeting (2005)
  • "Effect of Dietary Fat Intake on Cardiovascular Risk Factors" FASEB Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Exhaustive Exercise Affects Cognitive Function in Trained and Untrained Women" ACSM Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Food Hedonics and Reinforcement as Determinants of Food Intake in Smokers" Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2004)
  • "Glucose Ingestion and Postprandial Metabolism in Overweight Women" FASEB Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Influence of Food Reinforcement and Dopamine Genotypes on Food Intake in Smokers" Annual Meeting of the SOciety of Behavioral Medicine (2004)
  • "Isoflavone-Rich Soy Protein Reduced Post Prandial Lipemia in Sedentary Males" FASEB Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Rate of Glucose Ingestion Affects Subjective Satiety" North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Scientific Meeting (2004)
  • "Effect of Soy Supplementation on Postprandial Lipid Peroxidation and Plasma Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Healthy Pre-Manopausal Women" Free Radical Biology in Medicine 10th Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "Fat Intake as a Risk Factor for Injury in Female Runners" FASEB Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "Fatigue, Balance Running Mechanics and Flexibility as Risk Factors for Injury Among Female Runners" ACSM Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "Concussion in Sport" 2002 MetroHealth Center for Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds (2002)
  • "Dopamine transport genotype as a risk factor for obesity in smokers" 8th annual meetings of the Society for Research on and Tobacco, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (2002)
  • "Effects of a Continuous Versus Discontinuous VO2max Test on Balance" Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (2002)
  • "Respiratory Muscle Training Improves Running Performance" Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Meeting (2002)
  • "Respiratory Muscle Training Improves Running Performance" Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (2002)
  • "Evaluation of the Ottawa Knee Rule in a Pediatric ED and a University Sports Medicine Center" 2001 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine (2001)
  • "Respiratory Muscle Training Improves Submaximal Exercise Endurance at Altitude" 2000 Annual Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (2000)
  • "Endurance of male college-age long distance runners with energy supplementation using peanuts or a high carbohydrate energy bar" American College of Nutrition 39th Annual Meeting, American College of Nutrition (1998)
  • "Post-Tramautic Ptosis in a Collegiate Football Player" American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting (1997)
  • "Effect of a High or a Low Fat Diety on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Male and Female Runners" Americal Physiological Society/ACSM; Integrative Biology of Exercise (1996)
  • "Effect of Dietary Fat Level on Performance and Metabolism in Trained Male and Female Runners" FASEB National Meeting (1996)
  • "Effects of Exercise Rehabilitation on Muscle Function, Activity and Joint Spaces in Patients with Osteoarthritis" American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting (1994)
  • "Lactic Acid Accumulation in Blood in Fit and Unfit Arm and Leg Supramacimal Exercise with Preceding Lactic Acid" American College of Sports Medicine (1993)
  • "Effects of Dietary Manipulation on Physiological and Metabolic Adjustment to Manimal VO2 and Endurance in Trained Runners" American Physiological Society: Integrative Biology of Exercise (1992)
  • "Changes in running mechanics after muscle injury" American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Dehydration and exercise-induced bronchospasm" American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Effect of a high or a low fat diet on cardiovascular risk factors in male and female runners" American Physiological Society/ACSM: Integrative Biology of Exercise, American Physiological Society/ACSM
  • "Effect of Meal Composition on Resting and Diet-induced Thermogenesis during the Menstrual Cycle" 2001 Annual Meeting of the American College of Nutrition, American College of Nutrition
  • "Effect of peanuts or carbohydrate-rich energy bars on performance of female collegiate soccer players" 1999 Federation of Experimental Biology Meeting, 1999 Federation of Experimental Biology Meeting
  • "Effects of dietary manipulation on physiological and metabolic adjustment to maximal VO2 and endurance in trained runners" American Physiological Society: Integrative Biology of Exercise, American Physiological Society
  • "Effects of exercise rehabilitation on muscle function, activity and joint spaces in patients with osteoarthritis" American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Effects of peanuts on energy balance, body fat and exercise performance on female dancers" 1999 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Lactic acid accumulation in blood in fit and unfit arm and leg supramaximal exercise with preceding lactic acid" American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Post-marathon muscle injury and running mechanics" 1999 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Post-traumatic ptosis in a collegiate football player" American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Prospective implementation of the Ottawa/Buffalo Ankle Rules in a university sports medicine center" American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine
  • "Pulmonary mechanics in exercise-induced asthma during water immersion" 1999 Annual Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • "Respiratory muscle training improves divers’ submaximal cycle endurance" 1999 Annual Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
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Service Activities:
  • Annual Buffalo Philharmonic Runner’s Club and UB Sports Medicine Runners Medical Forum, 1993-2010.
  • Board of Management, Northeast Branch YMCA, Amherst, NY 1997-2000.
  • Board of Trustees. Buffalo Seminary School. 2012-2015.
  • Buffalo Museum of Science Presentation on the Science of Concussion. October 4, 2012.
  • Committee on Concussion Standards in Amateur Sports. Ontario Brain Injury Association, 1999
  • Founded “Western New York (WNY) Concussion Management and Research Interest Group,” with Dr. Barry Willer, 2012- present.; Founded “Western New York (WNY) Concussion Management and Research Interest Group,” with Dr. Barry Willer, 2012-present. Physicians, scientists and therapists from UB and the greater WNY community meet regularly to share ideas and cooperate on clinical care, preparation of peer-reviewed literature, and original research. The purpose of the group is to improve concussion evaluation and treatment of WNY and to make WNY known internationally as a region of excellence in the care of concussed persons.
  • Medical Director for the Chase Corporate Challenge 1995 – Present and the 1999 Ford Buffalo Marathon.
  • Member of the NYSPHASSA Concussion Education Initiative to increase concussion awareness at high schools throughout NY State. 2006.
  • New York State Wrestling Minimum Weight Certification Program Site for the NYSPHSAA, 1997-1999.
  • NY State Department of Health and the Brain Injury Association of NY State Roundtable Discussion on the Concussion Management Awareness Act. 2011/2012; NY State Department of Health and the Brain Injury Association of NY State Roundtable Discussion on the Concussion Management Awareness Act. 2011 and 2012. School of Public Health, Albany, NY
  • Partnered with Independent Health and Adelphia Communications to increase awareness of concussions in sports, 2003; Partnered with Independent Health and Adelphia Communications on a project to increase awareness of concussions in sports for high school students, coaches, and parents, 2003.
  • Pre-participation sports physical examinations for City of Buffalo High School student athletes 1993 – present (thousands of exams).
  • Sideline coverage for City of Buffalo High School football games 1993-2003.
  • Volunteer medical care to many local races; Volunteer medical care to many local races such as the Subaru Road Race, the Chase Corporate Challenge, the Buffalo Turkey Trot, the Ford Buffalo Marathon, etc., the Annual WNY High School All Star Football Classic.
  • Volunteer physician for 1993 World University Games, 1996, 2003 and 2010 Empire State Games, and 1998 NCAA Track and Field Championships.

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Contact Information

160 Farber Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Email: leddy@buffalo.edu

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