Michael A. Rauh MD

Michael Rauh

Michael A. Rauh
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Arthroscopic Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Contact Information
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
mrauh@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I care for patients with various orthopaedic conditions by maximizing the nonsurgical options available for treatment. In cases where nonsurgical options will not help return my patients to full function, I perform surgery. I focus my surgical practice on outpatient arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and knee, including but not limited to arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, labral reconstructions following shoulder dislocations, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions and knee cartilage procedures involving the meniscus. I help my patients make informed decisions about their health. I also help them understand the expectations for recovery that come with each treatment option—as well as what will be required of them to recover function. I am dedicated to improving the lives of my patients through compassionate, high quality medical care.

My research projects directly support my patient care. They include flexible reaming technology in ACL reconstructions, biomechanics of ACL reconstructions and outcomes of rotator cuff repairs in elderly patients. The goal of this research is to improve the outcomes of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery and receiving treatment for the multitude of musculoskeletal conditions. Medical students and UB college students interested in careers in orthopaedics may collaborate with me through the UBMD Orthopaedics Summer Research Program or by contacting my office. I foster a hands-on approach for students who conduct research with me, so that they can decide whether research is a career path they want to pursue.

I teach musculoskeletal evaluation and management skills to medical students, residents and fellows. I have taught the musculoskeletal Clinical Practice of Medicine (CPM) course for second-year medical students every year since 2007. Since musculoskeletal care is often focused on nonsurgical treatments as a way for patients to improve, I teach students how to assess patients’ capacity for, and commitment to getting better, and to manage patients’ expectations for recovery.

I also teach courses on orthopaedic surgery. I have worked with industry to teach orthopaedic surgeons around the world to perform ACL surgery more efficiently and safely. I also have helped develop new instrumentation and techniques for ACL surgery. As a UB faculty member, I teach at the bedside, in the operating room, in the office and in the physical therapy clinic. My students actively participate in their learning, together with me, in each of these venues.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, MD, The Cleveland Clinic (2007)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo, Research Honors (2006)
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo, Research Honors (2001)
  • Internship, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2000)
  • MD, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Dean‘s Award (1999)
  • BS, Biochemistry, Saint Bonaventure University, Summa Cum Laude (1995)
  • Fellowship, European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology

Employment:

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Great Lakes Sports Outreach (2014-present)
  • Medical Director, Head Team Physician,Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Bandits, National Lacrosse League (2012-present)
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuance, Inc. (2009-present)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Erie Community College, Kats (2007-present)
  • Assistant Team Physician, State University of New York at Buffalo, Bulls (2007-present)
  • Head Team Physician, Orchard Park High School (2007-present)
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Athleticare Sports Outreach (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Text Editor and Reviewer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishing (1997-present)
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stryker (2009–2014)
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Arthrex, Inc. (2010–2012)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Buffalo Bandits, National Lacrosse League (2007–2010)
  • Assistant Physician, National Football League Scouting Combine (2007)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Indians Baseball, Major League Baseball (2006–2007)
  • Team Physician, Baldwin-Wallace College (2006–2007)
  • Team Physician, Cleveland Public High Schools (2006–2007)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Cavaliers, National Basketball Assocation (2006–2007)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Browns, National Football League (2006–2007)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Biology, Canisius College (2001)
  • Emergency Medicine Physician, Sheehan Memorial Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine (2000–2001)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America (2015)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award (2014)
  • Orthopedics Today / DePuy Synthes – Orthopaedic Innovation Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2013)
  • Buffalo Business First – Health Care 50, Buffalo Business First Honoree (2012)
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Annual Research Day, Second Place, Bsaic Science Research Presentation (2007)
  • Theodore Papademetriou, MD Award (2006)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Research Award (2006)
  • Outstanding Achievement in hte field of Medical Research, Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship (2006)
  • Third Place – Resident / Fellow Poster Presentation, Medical Society of the State of New York - Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Current Concepts Scholarship Recipient (2005)
  • Outstanding Achievement in the field of Medical Research, Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship (2005)
  • Outstanding Achievement in the field of Medical Research, Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship (2004)
  • Kenneth A. Krackow, MD Resident Research Symposium (2003)
  • Dean's Award, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1999)
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Graduate, St. Bonaventure University (1995)
  • Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship, Howard G. Kreiner Bequest, Cargill Scholarship, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (1994)
  • Weston Scholarship, The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (1994)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2011–January 2015
    Ralph and Mary Wilson Research Foundation
    Ralph and Mary Wilson Research Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,000,000

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Rauh MA. Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction: “My” Viewpoint. 2012.
  • Rauh MA, Miniaci A. Management of Glenohumeral Instability with Humeral Bone Loss. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. 2010.
  • Rauh MA, Parker RD. The Patella and its Disorders. 2009.
  • Rauh MA, Wind WM, Parker RD, Bergfeld JA. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. 2007.
  • Rauh MA, Krackow KA, Mihalko WM. Optimizing Alignment. 2005.
  • Rauh MA, Krackow KA. History of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery for Hip and Knee: Rationale for Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty.. 2004.
  • Rauh MA. Cardiac Tumors. 2004.

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Orthopaedic Association; Emerging Leader
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Board of Councilors
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Fellow Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America; Associate Member
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Board Member
  • Medical Society of the State of New York; Member
  • Medical Society of the County of Erie; Member
  • European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology; Honorary Member
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; Fellow Member
  • Southtowns Surgery Center; Chairman of the Board

Presentations:

  • "Patello-Femoral Injuries and Dysfunction" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2014)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2013)
  • "Electonic Skills Pavilion Presentation: Implementation and Utilization of Voice Recognition Software. A Study in Patience, Persistence, and Payoff" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Patello-Femoral Injuries and Dysfunction" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2013)
  • "The Science of Arthroscopic ACL and Shoulder Reconstructions" Buffalo Museum of Science - Science Café: Sports Edition (2012)
  • "Anatomic ACL reconstruction using VersiTomic flexible reaming technology" World Sports Trauma Contress & 7th EFOST Congress (2012)
  • "Implementation and Utilization of Voice Recognition Software. A Study in Patience, Persistence, and Payoff" Annual Orthopaedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference (2012)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
  • "Electonic Skills Pavilion Presentation: Implementation and Utilization of Voice Recognition Software. A Study in Patience, Persistence, and Payoff" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Patello-Femoral Injuries and Dysfunction" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2011)
  • "Electonic Skills Pavilion Presentation: Implementation and Utilization of Voice Recognition Software. A Study in Patience, Persistence, and Payoff" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Patello-Femoral Injuries and Dysfunction" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2010)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2010)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes" Empire State Games / NYS Athletic Trainers Association Sports Medicine Symposium (2010)
  • "ACL Injuries in Athletes: Current Concepts" Athletic Trainer – Continuing Educational Conference Series, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging" Doctor of Physical Therapy – Training Course, D’Youville College (2009)
  • "The ACL: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Clinical Applications" Orthopaedic Interest Group, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • "The ACL: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Clinical Applications" Orthopaedic Interest Group, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • "The ACL: Injuries and Prevention" Booster Club, West Seneca East – Central School District (2009)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete" Catholic Health System - Athleticare (2009)
  • "An Introduction to Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery and a Rationale for CA-ACLR" EFOST / DJO European Traveling Fellowship (2008)
  • "Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction: “My” Viewpoint" EFOST / DJO European Traveling Fellowship (2008)
  • "Injuries in North American Football" EFOST / DJO European Traveling Fellowship (2008)
  • "Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2008)
  • "Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • "Improved Integration of Tyramine Cross-Linked Glycosaminoglycan Hydrogels with Native Cartilage Tissue" American Orthopaedic Association (2007)
  • "Improved Integration of Tyramine Cross-Linked Glycosaminoglycan Hydrogels with Native Cartilage Tissue" Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - 17th Annual Research Day (2007)
  • "2007 Shoulder and Elbow Update" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • "MRI Conference – Acute and Chronic PCL Injuries" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • "The Geriatric Athlete" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • "Stress Fractures" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • "A Video Technique of Humeral Head Allografting for Large Hill Sachs Lesions" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (2007)
  • "Improved Integration of Tyramine Cross-Linked Glycosaminoglycan Hydrogels with Native Cartilage Tissue" Orthopaedic Research Society (2007)
  • "The Hip and Thigh in Sports Medicine" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow Sports Conference (2007)
  • "Elbow Anatomy and Sports Injuries" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow Sports Conference (2006)
  • "A Computer Assisted Cadaveric Analysis of Tibial Tunnel Lengths in ACL Surgery: A Rationale for Computer Assistance in ACL Reconstruction" Orthopaedic Surgery Meets Minimally Invasive Surgery (2006)
  • "MRI Conference – Distal Biceps Ruptures" Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow Sports Conference (2006)
  • "Patello-Femoral Injuries and Dysfunction" Patello-Femoral Injuries and Dysfunction, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow Sports Conference (2006)
  • "A Computer Assisted Cadaveric Analysis of Tibial Tunnel Lengths in ACL Surgery: A Rationale for Computer Assistance in ACL Reconstruction" International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Conference (2006)
  • "Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty: Clinical Results Using an Imageless Computer Assisted Navigation System in TKA." Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty: Clinical Results Using an Imageless Computer Assisted Navigation System in TKA" Medical Society of the State of New York Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Patellar button fixation strength with different bone preparation techniques for TKA" Orthopaedic Research Society (2006)
  • "Wrist and Hand Fractures" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • "An Introduction to Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS)" Mini-Medical School, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Computer Assisted Cadaveric Analysis of Tibial Tunnel Lengths for ACL Reconstruction" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • "One Step Drilling Technique for ACL Reconstruction" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • "Patellar button fixation strength with different bone preparation techniques for TKA" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Anterior cruciate ligament ligament complx injuries in the skeletally immature" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • "Cervical , Thoracic, and Thoracolumbar Spine Anatomy. Fundamentals of Pedicle Screw Placement" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • "Elbow Instability and Principles of Reconstruction" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • "Embryology and Lower Extremity Limb Deficiencies" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)
  • "Wrist and Hand Fractures" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)
  • "Pediatric Lower Extremity Fractures" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)
  • "Osteonecrosis of the Hip" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Inter- and Intra-rater Reliability of Measuring Long-Standing Lower Extremity Radiographs versus The Stryker Total Knee Navigation System ®." Kenneth A. Krackow, MD Resident Research Symposium (2003)
  • "A Retrospective Review of Late Onset Tibia Vara" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Spinal Infections: The Basics of Orthopaedic Infections" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Bone Injury, Regeneration, and Repair" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Sports Injuries to the Foot and Ankle" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Infections in Total Knee Arthroplasty" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003)
  • "Tibia Vara and a Brief Introduction to Tibial Osteotomies" Institutional Grand Rounds, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2002)
  • "In Hospital Death following Elective Total Joint Arthroplasty" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2002)
  • "An Anatomic Study of the Detection Limits of Bone Cement Remnants in Total Joint Arthroplasty" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2002)
  • "Sudden Death in Elective Total Joint Arthroplasty" Kenneth A. Krackow, MD Resident Research Symposium, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2002)
  • "An Anatomic Study of the Detection Limits of Bone Cement Remnants in Total Joint Arthroplasty" Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, State University of New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
  • "Fractures of the Femoral Neck. Classification and Preferred Treatment." Masters Course in Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
  • "Lovenox: An Orthopaedic Perspective" Masters Course in Orthopaedic Surgery (2001)
  • "Our Experience as the First EFOST Traveling Fellows" EFOST 2nd Traveling Fellowship, The Cleveland Clinic
  • "Physical Examination Skills of the Injured Knee" Ohio Athletic Conference, Student Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine Conference, Otterbein College
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Service Activities:

  • Fall Board of Councilors Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014)
  • Board of Directors, New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Board of Directors (2012–present)
  • Board of Editors, Orthopedics; Editor: Robert D’Ambrosia, MD; Board Member (2010–present)
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine; Editor: Bruce Reider, MD; Reviewer (2008–present)
  • Reviewer, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research; Editor: Richard Brand, MD; Reviewer (2008–present)
  • Reviewer, Orthopedics; Editor: Robert D’Ambrosia, MD; Reviewer (2007–present)
  • New Candidate Interview Committee; Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Cleveland Clinic – Sports Health; Committee Member (2006–2007)
  • Resident Leadership Forum, American Orthopaedic Association (2005)
  • Team Physician, North Tonawanda High School; Volunteer, Men's Varsity Football; Volunteer (2005)
  • Team Physician, Orchard Park High School; Volunteer, Men's Varsity Lacrosse Men's Varsity Football; Volunteer (2002–2006)
  • Emerging Leaders Forum, American Orthopaedic Association (2007, 2010); Asheville, NC San Diego, CA

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Contact Information

5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
mrauh@buffalo.edu

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