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Leslie                         Bisson

Leslie J. Bisson MD

Department of Orthopaedics

June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Professor and Chair Department of Orthopaedics

Specialty/Research Focus

Arthroscopic Surgery; General Orthopaedics; Knee Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Shoulder Surgery; Sports Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

As the June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, I’m committed to our mission of compassionate care, innovative research, and collaborative education. I joined UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2007, and became Chair in 2013. I serve as the Team Physician for both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, and Team Orthopedist for Buffalo State College. My practice is primarily located at the University Orthopaedic Center in Amherst, New York.

I’m highly committed to outstanding clinical care, and strive to provide the most advanced operative and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic sports medicine conditions, using scientifically proven methods, delivered in an empathetic and caring fashion.

I intend to strengthen our department’s tradition of excellent clinical training in a team atmosphere, and to grow our research program, especially by using validated outcomes instruments to improve care. In addition to my responsibilities as Chair, I have been the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director since 1999, and enjoy teaching fellows, residents, medical students, and other learners in the clinic, OR, and as a research mentor, and welcome leadership mentoring opportunities. The questions and experiences we share motivate me in the lifelong learning process.

My research interests include prospective comparative studies to determine the best methods of orthopaedic care, systematic reviews and meta-analyses to disclose findings which may only become apparent after analysis of pooled data, and anatomic/biomechanical studies that can be put to immediate use to improve patient outcomes.

Education and Training:
  • Cert, Harvard University School of Public Health (2014)
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute (1997)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center (1996)
  • Internship, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1992)
  • MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1991)
  • BS, Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota (1987)
Employment:
  • June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and Chair, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • President, UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (2013-present)
  • Orthopedic Consultant/Team Physician, NFL Buffalo Bills (2002-present)
  • Fellowship Director, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999-present)
  • Team Orthopedist, Buffalo State College (1997-present)
  • Medical Director/Team Orthopedist, NHL Buffalo Sabres (1997-present)
  • Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Education Program
  • Medical Director, World Junior Hockey Championships (2010–2011)
  • Partner, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northtowns Orthopaedics, PC (1997–2006)
  • Fellowship Director, Northtowns Orthopaedics, PC (1997–2006)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2010–December 2012
    Concussion Education Project
    Buffalo Sabres Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $25,000
  • January 2010–December 2012
    Education of Health Care Professionals On Concussion
    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

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Bisson LJ, Clancy, WG. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. 2001.
  • Bisson LJ, Clancy, WG. Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Posterolateral Laxity. 2001.
  • Bisson LJ. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Clinical Orthopedics. 1999.
  • Bisson LJ, Andrews, JR. Classification and Mechanism of Shoulder Injuries in Throwers. 1997.

Presentations:
  • "Development of a System to Utilize Residents to TrackFollow-Up Care of Orthopaedic Patients Seen in an Urban Hospital Emergency Room" AOA Annual Meeting (2015)
  • "Accuracy of a computer based diagnostic program for ambulatory patients presenting with knee pain" ESSKA Meeting (2014)
  • "Do Root Avulsions of the Lateral Meniscus Lead to Extrusion? A Case-Control Study." ESSKA Meeting (2014)
  • "Influence of suture configuration on healing of rotator cuff repairs: A systematic review" ESSKA Meeting (2014)
  • "High Ankle Sprains and Fibula Fractures" NFL Team Physician’s Meeting (2013)
  • "Ligamentous injuries about the knee in ice hockey." Keep Your Edge: Hockey Sports Medicine in 2012 (2012)
  • "Complications of the Single Incision Distal Biceps Tendon Repair" AOSSM Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "A prospective study of the association between bone bruising and intra-articular injuries associated with acute ACL tear" ESSKA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "A prospective study of the factors associated with meniscal tears and chondral lesions in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction" ESSKA Annual Meeting, (2012)
  • "Biomechanical Comparison of ACL Reconstruction Femoral Anchors Using a Novel Test Method" AANA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cleansing has no Effect on the Structural Properties of Human Patellar Tendon Allografts" ESSKA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Complications of the Single Incision Distal Biceps Tendon Repair" ESSKA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Gluconate Cleansing has no Effect on the Structural Properties of Human Patellar Tendon Allografts" AANA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Operative versus Non-operative Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Quantitative Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials" ESSKA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Biomechanical Comparison of ACL Reconstruction Femoral Anchors Using a Novel Test Method" 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society (2012)
  • "A Systematic Review of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes After Arthroscopic Single Row vs. Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair" ISAKOS Biennial Meeting (2011)
  • "Innervation of the Supinator And Its Relationship to Two-Incision Distal Biceps Tendon Repair: An Anatomic Study and Clinical Implications" ISAKOS Biennial Meeting (2011)
  • "Minimum 10 year Follow-up of Arthroscopic Bankart Repair With Bioabsorbable Tacks" ISAKOS Biennial Meeting (2011)
  • "Heart Rate Recovery in Professional Ice Hockey Players during a Preseason Skate Test" AMSSM Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Minimum 10 year Follow-up of Arthroscopic Bankart Repair With Bioabsorbable Tacks" AANA Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "A Cost Analysis of Single Row versus Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair" International Shoulder Meeting (2010)
  • "A Systematic Review of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes After Arthroscopic Single Row vs. Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair" International Shoulder Meeting (2010)
  • "A Cost Analysis of Single Row versus Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair" ESSKA Annual Meeting (2010)
  • "A Cost Analysis of Single Row versus Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair" AANA Annual Meeting (2010)
  • "Which Method of Rotator Cuff Repair Leads to the Highest Rate of Structural Healing ? A Systematic Review." AOSSM Specialty Day, AAOS Annual Meeting (2010)
  • "Which Method of Rotator Cuff Repair Leads to the Highest Rate of Structural Healing? A Systematic Review" Arthrex Educators Meeting (2009)
  • "Innervation of the Supinator and its Influence on Two-Incision Distal Biceps Repair" AOSSM Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Distal Biceps Repair: A Systematic Review" ISAKOS Biennial Meeting (2009)
  • "A Biomechanical Comparison of Transosseous/Suture Anchor and Suture-Bridge Rotator Cuff Repairs in Human Cadavers" AANA Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Which Methods of Distal Biceps Repair Will Allow Immediate Active Motion?" AANA Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "A Biomechanical Comparison of Transosseous/Suture Anchor and Suture-Bridge Rotator Cuff Repairs in Human Cadavers" AAOS Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Young Sports Medicine Physician’s Workshop" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2008)
  • "Influence of Suture Material on the Biomechanical Behavior of Suture-Tendon Specimens: A Controlled Study in Bovine Rotator Cuff" AANA Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Arthroscopic repair for anterior shoulder instability" AAOS Shoulder Course (2006)
  • "Complications associated with repair of a distal biceps rupture using the two-incision technique" AAOS (2006)
  • "Does gender influence meniscal tear patterns in ACL deficient knees?" World Congress in Sports and Trauma (2006)
  • "The Results of Open Posterior Capsular Reconstruction for Posterior Instability" AOSSM Annual Meeting (1998)
  • "Management of Infected Shoulder Arthroplasties" Meeting of the Eastern Orthopedic Association (1995)
  • "Management of Infected Shoulder Arthroplasties" Meeting of the Eastern Orthopedic Association (1995)
  • "Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Children with" 21st meeting of the American Academy of Sports Medicine (1995)
  • "Achilles Tendon Disorders: Correlation Between MRI, Surgery, and Histopathology" The American Orthopaedic Association 28th Annual Resident's Conference (1995)
  • "Management of Infection following Rotator Cuff Repair" Eastern Orthopaedic Association (1995)
  • "Adherence to Universal Precautions by HCW's in an Inner-City Emergency Department with High HIV-1 Prevalence Among Patients" Vth International Conference on AIDS (1989)
  • "Adherence to Universal Precautions by Health Care Providers Performing Emergency Intervention in an Inner-City Emergency Department" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (1989)
  • "HTLV-1 Infection in an Inner-City Emergency Department Population: The Next Retrovirus Epidemic?"
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Service Activities:
  • Co-Director, AAOS/AOSSM Annual Sports Medicine Course,; The Canyons, Utah; Co-Director (2015)
  • Chairman of Board, Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Center; Chair (2008–2010)
  • Block Time Committee Chairman, Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Center; Chair (2005–2008)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Member
  • American College of Sports Medicine; Member
  • American Medical Association; Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Member
  • Director, National Hockey League Neck Laceration Working Group; Director
  • Editorial Board Member, Arthroscopy; Editorial Board Member
  • Editorial Board Member, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine; Editorial Board Member
  • Editorial Board Member, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine; Editorial Board Member
  • Erie County Medical Society; Member
  • Major Reviewer, The American Journal of Sports Medicine; Reviewer
  • Member, AAOS Arthroscopic Virtual Reality Committee; Member
  • New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons; Member
  • NFL Team Physicians Society; Member
  • NHL Team Physicians Society; Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Medical Honor Society; Member
  • Reviewer, Clinical Anatomy, HSS Journal; Reviewer

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Contact Information

University Orthopaedic Center - North
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3255
Email: ljbisson@buffalo.edu

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