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Mark                           Anders

Mark J. Anders MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

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

Professional Summary:

I am one of only two orthopaedic surgeons trained in trauma practicing in the greater Buffalo region. My expertise and experience allow me to treat people with multiple traumatic and complex pelvis and extremity injury. As director of orthopaedic trauma services at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), my practice encompasses care of patients who have sustained acute, complex orthopaedic trauma and complications of musculoskeletal trauma. My goal is to return patients to full function from what are sometimes devastating injuries. In addition to trauma care, I care for general orthopaedics patients who have a wide variety of clinical problems, including those with complications from injury and patients in need of lower-extremity joint reconstruction. As a member of UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine since completing my orthopaedic trauma fellowship in 1995, I care for people from all walks of life. My goal and greatest satisfaction is bringing about a successful clinical result for my patients.

I was one of three designing surgeons of a hip fracture implant for a major orthopaedic implant company. I championed the implant’s worldwide release and developed its early instructional courses. My research now focuses primarily on clinical orthopaedic trauma problems, including pelvis fractures and compartment syndrome practice patterns. I am working on an ankle fracture study, a hip fracture multicenter study and a study evaluating impact of muscle mass on clinical outcomes in trauma. My goal in research is to improve outcomes by learning from surgical experiences, both locally and as part of larger collaborative studies.

Teaching is a significant part of my career. My interaction with trainees keeps me on my toes as a teacher and practitioner, and my commitment to teaching locally, nationally and internationally has been recognized with four teaching awards. My daily interactions with residents includes rounding, formal and informal teaching in hospital, emergency room and clinic settings and, perhaps most importantly, hands-on tutoring techniques of orthopaedic surgery in the operating room -- often seven days a week. I train young orthopaedic surgeons in the craft of operating, and I also mentor them so that they grasp the responsibility inherent in caring for people. I strive to produce capable, independent, ethical surgeons ready to launch successful careers.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma, Henry Ford Hospital Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship (1995)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994)
  • Residency, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (1989)
  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School (1986)
  • BS, University of Notre Dame, High Honors (1982)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Active Staff, Erie County Medical Center (1995-present)
  • Active Staff, Buffalo General Hospital (1995-present)
  • Active Staff, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1995-present)
  • Trauma Consultant, DePuy ACE / Johnson & Johnson
  • Trauma Consultant, Howmedica
  • Faculty / Instructor, AO / ASIF Orthopaedic Trauma: Team Approach to Fracture Management
  • Staff, Mercy Hospital, Catholic Health System (2008–2011)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995–2004)
  • Associate Instructor Physician Assistant Program, D‘Youville College (1995–2001)
  • Active Staff, Veteran‘s Administration Medical Center in Buffalo (1995–2001)
  • Emergency Room Physician, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1989–1990)
  • General Practice, Kenmore Tonawanda Medical Associates, Inc. (1989–1990)
  • Emergency Room Physician, Emergency Consultants, Inc. (1989–1990)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award (2011)
  • Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award (2008)
  • Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award (2001)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2002–January 2004
    Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibial Shaft Fractures (SPRINT)
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:
  • Smith BW, Buyea CM, Anders MJ. Incidence and Injury Types in Motorcycle Collisions Involving Deer in Western New York Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015; 44(6).
  • Qvick LM, Ritter CA, Mutty CE, Rohrbacher BJ, Buyea CM, Anders MJ. Donor site morbidity with reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) use for autogenous bone graft harvesting in a single centre 204 case series. Injury. 2013.
  • Anders MJ, Bhandari M, Tornetta P, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schmeitsch EH, Swiontowski M, Walkter S. (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013; 274(4).
  • Anders MJ. Prognostic Factors for Predicting Outcomes After Intramedullary Nailing of the Tibia. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012; 94(19).
  • Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Kulkarni AV, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P, Wai E, Walter SD. Development and validation of an instrument to Predict Functional Recovery in Tibial Fracture Patients: the Somatic Pre-Occupation and Coping (SPOC) questionnaire. J Ortho Trauma. 2012; 26(6).
  • Hohman DW, Affonso J, Budny J, Anders MJ. Calcaneal plate fixation of distal femoral fractures. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012; 41(3).
  • Anders MJ. Donor Site Morbidity with Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) use for Autogenous Bone Harvesting. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2011.
  • Anders MJ Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P 3rd, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M. Outcomes Assessment in the SPRINT Multicenter Tibial Fracture Trial: Adjudication committee Size has Trivial Effect on Trial Results. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011; 64(9).
  • Anders MJ, Jones, C.B., Babst, R.H.,. Minimally Invasive Fracture Care. AAOS: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-Trauma. 2011; 4.
  • Anders MJ, Hohman DW, Affonso J. Ceramic-on-Ceramic Failure Secondary to Head-Neck. American Journal Orthopaedics. 2011; 40(11).
  • Anders MJ, Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P, Wai E, Walter SD. Use of Both Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Questionnaire and Short Form-36 Among Tibial-Fracture Patients was Redundant. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009; 62(11).
  • Anders MJ Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Tornetta P 3rd, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Walter SD. Randomized Trial of Reamed and Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008; 90(12).
  • Mutty CE, Anders MJ, Clark LD, Rauh MA. Using the quick couple drill attachment as an intraoperative metal file. American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2008.
  • Mutty CE, Jensen EJ, Manka MA, Anders MJ, Bone LB. Femoral nerve block for diaphyseal and distal femoral fractures in the emergency department. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007; 89(12).
  • Moed BR, Ahmad BK, Craig JG, Jacobson GP, Anders MJ. Intraoperative monitoring with stimulus-evoked electromyography during placement of iliosacral screws. An initial clinical study.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1998; 80(4).
  • Bone LB, Anders MJ, Rohrbacher BJ. Treatment of femoral fractures in the multiply injured patient with thoracic injury.. Clin Orthop. 1998; (347).
  • Moed BR, Anders MJ, Ahmad BK, Craig JG, Jacobson GP. Intraoperative stimulus-evoked electromyographic monitoring for placement of iliosacral implants: an animal model.. J Orthop Trauma. 1998; 12(2).
  • Anders MJ, Lifeso RM, Landis M, Mikulsky J, Meinking C, McCracken KS. Effect of preoperative donation of autologous blood on deep-vein thrombosis following total joint arthroplasty of the hip or knee.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1996; 78(4).
  • Watson JT, Anders M, Moed BR. Management strategies for bone loss in tibial shaft fractures.. Clin Orthop. 1995; (315).
  • Flint L, Babikian G, Anders M, Rodriguez J, Steinberg S. Definitive control of mortality from severe pelvic fracture.. Ann Surg. 1990; 211(6).
  • Sultz, J., Mark Anders, Lawrence Bone, Babikian, G.. The Effects of Fracture Fixation on Complement Activation. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. ; 3.
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Member Since 1999
  • American Medical Association; Member Since 1995
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society; Member Since 2000.
  • Medical Society of Erie County
  • Medical Society of the State of New York; Member Since 1996.
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association; Member Since 1996.
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Member Since 1995.
  • "Locked Plating and Femoral Nailing”; “Through Knee Amputation" Clinical Orthopaedic Society, Annual National Meeting, Talks/Presentation Trauma (2013)
  • "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)
  • "Innovative Use for Calcaneal Non-Locking Plates in the Treatment of Lateral Femoral Condyle Fractures" (2012)
  • "Proximal Femoral Nailing" , Marshfield Clinic (2011)
  • "Intertrochanteric Fractures: IM Nail vs Hip Screw" DePuy Orthopaedic Surgeon Trauma Medical Education Course (2011)
  • "Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures" Transforming Orthopaedics: Improving Outcomes through Technology, Pfeidler Enterprises (2007)
  • "Evaluation of Pressure Drop in Induced Compartment Syndrome after Treatment with Standard Fasciotomy or Pie Crusting: A Cadaveric Study" OTA Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Femoral Nerve Block for Femur Fractures in the Emergency Room" OTA Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Trochanteric Nailing Techniques" European Federation of Natural Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2005)
  • "Principles of Operative Fracture Treatment" AO ASIF Principles Course (2004)
  • "Proximal Femur Fractures Treated with Trochanteric Nail" Techniques & Issues in Orthopaedic Trauma Course (2004)
  • "Antibiotic-Impregnated Cement Rods in the Treatment of Long Bone Infections" OTA Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "Bone: Responses to Fracture and Implant" AO/ASIF Course (2003)
  • "Proximal Femur Fractures Treated with Trochanteric Nail” “Periprosthetic Femur Fractures" Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Early Results Trochanteric Nailing Proximal Femur Fractures" Southern Japanese Orthopaedic Trauma Conference (2002)
  • "Proximal Femoral Fractures, Current Treatments Open Tibia Fractures" Advances in Orthopaedic Trauma Meeting (2002)
  • "Femoral Fractures: Ante vs Retrograde Nailing, Trochanteric" AO/ASIF Course (2002)
  • "Proximal Femur Fractures treated with Trochanteric Nail, Difficult Introchanteric Fractures-Antegrade, Trochanteric Femoral Nail" Minimally Invasive Lower Extremity Fracture Seminar (2002)
  • "Venous Thrombosis" Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting (2001)
  • "Acetabular Fracture Results, Multiple Surgeons" AAOS Meeting (2001)
  • "Acetabular & Pelvic Fractures, Bone Grafting Update" AO/ASIF Course (2001)
  • "AO/ASIF Orthopaedic Trauma: Team Approach to Fracture Management" (1999)
  • "Surgical Treatment of Pediatric/Adolescent Orthopaedic Trauma: Internal Fixation of Small Bones Using Screws and Plates" AO ASIF Course (1999)
  • "Acetabular Fracture Results-Multiple Surgeons" AAOS Meeting (1999)
  • "Pelvis and Acetabulum Trauma Course" AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1999)
  • "Intraoperative Stimulus - Evolked EMG Monitoring for Placement of Iliosacral Screws: An Animal Model and Initial Clinical Results" 10th Combined Orthopaedic Association Meeting 1998, Combined Orthopaedic Association (1998)
  • "Fracture Dislocations of the Proximal Humerus: Treatment with Percutaneous Reduction and Pinning" Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (1995)
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Service Activities:
  • Medical Executive Committee, Erie County Medical Center; At Large Representative; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • Humanitarian Mission, Ghana; Hope for Tomorrow Foundation May 2014, Donated Surgeries and Medical Treatment; Volunteer (2014)
  • Multidisciplinary PIPS Committee, ECMC; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Strategic Council, ECMC; Member (2014–present)
  • Strategic Planning, UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; Member (2014–present)
  • Humanitarian Mission, Haiti; Hope for Tomorrow Foundation May 2013, Donated Surgeries and Medical Treatment; Volunteer (2013)
  • Trauma Advisory Operations Committee, ECMC; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Trauma Peer Review, ECMC; Member (2013–present)
  • Humanitarian Mission, Armenia; Hope for Tomorrow Foundation May, 2012, Donated Surgeries and Medical Treatment; Volunteer (2012)
  • Humanitarian Mission, Haiti; Hope for Tomorrow Foundation May 2011, Donated Surgeries and Medical Treatment; Volunteer (2011)
  • Humanitarian Mission, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hope for Tomorrow Foundation May 2010, Donated Surgeries and Medical Treatment; Volunteer (2010)
  • Pain Management Committee, ECMC; Committee Member (2010–present)
  • Bylaws Committee Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association; Committee Member (2009–present)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma, ECMC; Director (2003–present)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; President (2002)
  • Trauma Committee, ECMC; Committee Member (2002–present)
  • Operating Room Committee, ECMC; Committee Member (2001–present)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Treasurer (2000)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Vice President (2000)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Secretary (1999)
  • Damage Control Orthopaedics; Marshfield Clinic; Visiting Professor

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Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-3085

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