Marc S. Fineberg MD

Marc Fineberg

Marc S. Fineberg
MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Arthroscopic Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Contact Information
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3200
msf5@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

As Chief of Sports Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics I am dedicated to the delivery of scientifically supported and innovative treatments for musculoskeletal problems associated with an active lifestyle. I joined UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 1999. I serve as team physician for the Buffalo Bills (NFL), Buffalo Sabres (NHL), and University at Buffalo Athletics. I am Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

My clinical practice includes office-based evaluations, surgery, and sports team care. Office-based care is provided at University Orthopaedic Centers in Amherst and Orchard Park, New York. I focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and personalized non-operative and operative treatments of orthopaedic sports medicine related problems. I specialize in arthroscopic knee and shoulder reconstruction and advanced techniques for major tendon and ligament repairs. My team care involves regular emergency preparedness and training room sessions along with extensive game coverage. I take great pride in all aspects of my practice and strive for those under my care to return to a full and painless lifestyle.

I enjoy teaching orthopaedic surgery residents and fellows, primary care sports medicine fellows, medical students, physician assistants, athletic trainers and physical therapists. I am active in all of the orthopaedic departments’ educational modes such as lecturing, journal clubs, role modeling in the office, training in surgical techniques, course organization, community outreach, and research mentoring. My research interests have involved anatomic, biomechanical, and comparative clinical trials related to my specific areas of interest.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (1999)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York University (1998)
  • Internship, General Surgery, Bellvue Hospital Center, New York University (1994)
  • MD, Northwestern University Medical School (1993)
  • Externship, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (1990)
  • BS, Biology, Syracuse University, Cum Laude (1989)
  • Residency, Shriner‘s Hospital for Crippled Children

Employment:

  • Team Physician, Buffalo Bills (NFL) (2015-present)
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, WNY Flash (NWSL) (2014-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres (NHL) (2006-present)
  • Chief of Sports Medicine Service, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Team Physician, University at Buffalo (1999-present)
  • Associate Physician, Harvard University Health Services
  • Head Team Physician, University at Buffalo Bulls Football Team (2000–2015)
  • Head Team Physician, Buffalo Bandits (NLL) (2007–2010)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, University at Buffalo Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (1999–2010)
  • Head Team Physician, Buffalo Destroyers (AFL) (2000–2003)
  • Head Team Physician, University at Buffalo Bulls Basketball Team (2000–2003)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Boston Bruins (NHL) (1998–1999)
  • Assistant Physician, Harvard Intercollegiate Athletics (1998–1999)
  • Executive Chief Resident, New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases (1997–1998)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Senior Resident Research Award (1998)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1989)
  • Academic Excellence in Biology Award (1989)
  • Castle Connolly, Top Doctors in Western New York, 2006 – 2016

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:


Professional Memberships:

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society

Presentations:

  • "Update on Current Trends in the Treatment of ACL Injuries" UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2015)
  • "Update on Graft-Link ACL Reconstruction Prodigy Team Presentation and Cadaveric Demonstration" (2014)
  • "Sideline Management of Acute Knee Injuries" Regional ATC Symposium, Sideline Management of Sports Medicine Related Injuries (2014)
  • "Graft-Link ACL Reconstruction" Prodigy Knee and Shoulder Course (2014)
  • "Orthopaedic Perspective on Regional Anesthesia" 5th Annual UB Comprehensive Regional Anesthesia Workshop (2014)
  • "Proximal Biceps Tendon Tenodesis" Prodigy Knee and Shoulder Course (2014)
  • "Update on Meniscus Repair Techniques" Prodigy Knee and Shoulder Course (2014)
  • "Advancements in Evaluation and Treatment of ACL Injuries" UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Advancements in Evaluation and Treatment of Rotator Cuff Injuries" UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Complications Associated with Single-Incision Distal Biceps Repair" AOSSM Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "First-Time Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocator" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Course (2012)
  • "Proximal Biceps Tendon Injuries" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Course (2012)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of ACL Injuries" University Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Office Evaluation of Shoulder Pain" UB Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Subscapularis Tears and Proximal Biceps Tendon Disorders" University Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Case Report: Arthroscopic Double-Row Repair of Partial-Thickness Articular Surface Supraspinatus Tear Using Simple and Novel Mulberry Knot Suture Marker Measuring Technique" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Roadshow (2011)
  • "First-Time Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocator" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Roadshow (2011)
  • "Surgical Options for Injuries to the Proximal Biceps Tendon" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Roadshow (2011)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of ACL Injuries" University Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Rotator Cuff and Proximal Biceps Tendon Injuries" University Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2010)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Glenohumeral Instability / Labral tears" Empire State Games Sports Medicine Symposium (2010)
  • "Arthroscopic Subscapularis Tendon Repairs" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Roadshow (2010)
  • "Posterior Horn Meniscus Repairs" Arthrex Knee and Shoulder Roadshow (2010)
  • "Which Method of Distal Biceps Repair Will Allow Immediate Active Motion" AANA Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Emergency Management Course Buffalo Sabres Team Physician Participant" National Hockey League Team Physician Society (NHLTPS) Meeting (2009)
  • "Shoulder Injuries: Evaluation and Treatment" University at Buffalo Athletic Training Lecture Series (2008)
  • "ACL Injuries" University Sports Medicine Grand Rounds (2008)
  • "Concussions More Common than Spine Injuries" , Buffalo News (2007)
  • "Preventing Football Injuries" , WBFO Radio 88.7 (2007)
  • "Sports Medicine Physicians Brace for the Injuries of Football Season" , UB News (2007)
  • "Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds (2007)
  • "Knee Injuries: Evaluation and Treatment" University at Buffalo Athletic Training Lecture Series (2006)
  • "A Computer Assisted Cadaveric Analysis of Tibial Tunnel Lengths in ACL Surgery: A Rationale for Computer Assistance in ACL Reconstruction" MIS meets CAOS Symposium (2006)
  • "Understanding ACL Injuries" , Buffalo News (2006)
  • "Unhappy Campers: Sports Specialization Leads Youths into Injuries Once Found Only in Adults" , Buffalo News (2006)
  • "The Best Marathon I Ran. Stress Fractures in Marathon Training" , NBC-Channel 2 News (2006)
  • "A Computer Assisted Cadaveric Analysis of Tibial Tunnel Lengths in ACL Surgery: A Rationale for Computer Assistance in ACL Reconstruction" Scottsdale International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Are You Swing Savvy: How to Get your Game on Without Getting Hurt" , Niagara Gazette (2006)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Common Shoulder Problems" Summit Healthplex Wellness Fair (2006)
  • "Decreased gap formation for Patellar Tendon Repair Augmented with Hamstring Autograft: Cadaveric Study" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (2006)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Shoulder Pain" UB Dept Internal Medicine Quarterly Grand Rounds, Erie County Medical Center (2005)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Common Shoulder Problems" Family Practice Medicine Grand Rounds, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (2005)
  • "Emergency Management of On-Ice Injury at the Arena, Buffalo Sabres Team Physician Participant" • National Hockey League Team Physician Society (NHLTPS) Meeting (2005)
  • "Arthroscopic Labral Repairs" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds (2004)
  • "Common Shoulder Injuries" University at Buffalo Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury Course, Farber Hall (2004)
  • "Pull-Out Strength for the Proximal Long Head Biceps Brachii and Biomechanical Comparison of Five Tenodesis Techniques" AOSSM Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Biomechanical Comparison of Repair Techniques for Rupture of the Distal Tendon of the Biceps Brachii" AAOS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Concussions in Professional Boxing" , ABC-Channel 7 News (2004)
  • "Effects of “Autotenodesis” of Long Head of Biceps Brachii on Passive Glenohumeral Range of Motion" AOSSM Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Strength of fixation of tibial inlay PCL graft – one vs two screw technique: Cadaveric Study" ORS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Shoulder Pain." UB Dept Family Medicine Quarterly Grand Rounds, Marriott (2004)
  • "Injuries to the Glenoid Labrum" Empire State Games Sports Medicine Symposium, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • "Survey Identifies Shoulder Surgery Trends" , Orthopaedics Today (2003)
  • "Knee Ligament Injuries in Professional Football Players" , NBC-Channel 2 News (2003)
  • "Wounded Knee: Doctors feel great Strides in Ligament Repair can make Bills #1 Draft Pick as Good as New" , Buffalo News (2003)
  • "Current Practices and Opinions in Shoulder Surgery – Results of a Survey of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America" AANA Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "Labral Tears of the Shoulder" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds (2002)
  • "Sports Medicine Update" To your Good Health, Lecture Series, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo (2002)
  • "Arthroscopic Visualization" Western New York Medical Visualization Conference (2002)
  • "Emergent Evaluation of the Knee and Shoulder" UB Department Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo (2001)
  • "Basic Shoulder Arthroscopy: Cadaveric Bioskills Lab" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo (2001)
  • "Sideline Sports Medicine: Role of the Team Physician" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo (2001)
  • "The Effect of Simulated Autodenodesis of the Biceps Tendon on the Glenohumeral Joint" UB Orthopaedic Residents Scientific Program, SUNY at Buffalo (2001)
  • "Basic Knee Arthroscopy: Cadaveric Bioskills Lab" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo (2000)
  • "Evaluation and Treatment of Common Shoulder Problems" UB Department Family Medicine Quarterly Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo (2000)
  • "Magnetic Resonance of Ganglion Cysts about the Glenohumeral Joint" 2000 Annual AAOS Meeting, AAOS (2000)
  • "Recurrent Anterior Glenohumeral Instability" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo (2000)
  • "Shoulder Instability" Shoulder Symposium at Daemen College, Daemen College (1999)
  • "Sideline Sports Medicine: c-spine and stingers" UB Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, SUNY at Bufffalo (1999)
  • "Anatomic and Radiographic Considerations in ACL Replacement Surgery" Harvard/MGH Fellowship Presentation, Harvard Medical School (1999)
  • "Posterolateral Corner Injuries in the Knee" Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine Conference, Harvard Medical School (1999)
  • "Computer Assisted Analysis of Knee Flexion Angles for Tunnel and Screw Placement in Single-incision Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction" NYU/HJD Resident Research Day, NYU/HJD (1998)
  • "Computer Assisted Analysis of Knee Flexion Angles for Tunnel and Screw Placement in Single-incision Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction" NYU/HJD Senior Presentation, New York University (1998)
  • "Current Concepts in Supracondylar Femur Fractures" NYU Fracture Conference, NYU (1996)
  • "Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures" NYU Fracture Conference, NYU (1996)
  • "Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability" NYU Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, NYU (1995)
  • "Olecranon Fractures" NYU Fracture Conference, NYU (1995)
  • "Soft Tissue Injuries" Harvard Medical School Orthopaedic Lecture Series, Harvard Medical School
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Service Activities:

  • IIHF Women’s World Junior Hockey Championships; Buffalo, New York (2015)
  • Course Chairman and Moderator, UBOSM Regional ATC Symposium: Sideline Management of Sports Medicine Related Injuries (2014)
  • IIHF Men’s World Junior Hockey Championships; Buffalo, New, York (2011)
  • Board of Directors; Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC (2010–2014)
  • Moderator, Shoulder and Knee Injuries for the Primary Care Provider: Rotator Cuff Injury Evaluation and Treatment; Shoulder Section. Williamsville, NY. (2008)
  • Clinical Chief of Orthopaedics; Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC (2008–2010)
  • Clinical Operations Committee; Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC (2008–2010)
  • Community Relations Committee; UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (2008–present)
  • Course Chairman, Sports Medicine and Western New York Hockey Conference; Williamsville East High School (2005)
  • Residency Curriculum Committee; UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (1999–2002)

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Contact Information

Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3200
msf5@buffalo.edu

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