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Philip                         Stegemann

Philip M. Stegemann MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

General Orthopaedics

 
Professional Summary:

I am an orthopaedic consultant and evaluate patients in my office at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), a Level I trauma center. As a former surgeon at ECMC, I draw from my years of experience to offer insight and personalized attention to diagnosis, decision-making and treatment for our nonsurgical orthopaedic patients. My initial career focus was treating patients with multiple injuries and complex fractures as well as practicing general orthopaedics and sports medicine. I also performed total joint arthroplasties. Throughout my residency and early career, I had a keen interest in shoulder pathology. While continuing my work in trauma and general orthopaedics, my concentration and expertise advanced to total shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repair and shoulder reconstruction for the remaining years of my operative career.

My affiliation with the Department of Orthopaedics has spanned more than twenty-five years. Additionally, I have held the position of Chief of Orthopaedics at ECMC for well over a decade. As chief, I am committed to the continued growth of a world-class orthopaedic department specializing in trauma, total joint reconstruction, shoulder, foot and ankle, upper extremity, spine and sports medicine. I remain active in our growing orthopaedic residency program that produces some of the most competent orthopaedic surgeons in the country.

As a faculty member, I mentor and teach residents, lead orthopaedic clinics and collaborate on research projects primarily involving shoulder arthroplasty. I am actively involved in our weekly orthopaedic conference, which provides a forum for our surgeons-in-training to discuss thought-provoking and challenging cases. I expect our trainees to know not only how to perform an operation, but more important, WHO to operate on. I also expect our residents to graduate from our program appreciating the importance of the patient as a whole person, and not simply their orthopaedic problem. From me, trainees learn to be a patient-centered physician. I emphasize the importance of listening and the skill of asking the right questions of patients.

I have taught and mentored over 120 residents, countless medical students and many allied health professionals. I think of my mentors and use daily the skills and insights they taught me in educating and training the next generation of orthopaedic physicians. Teaching is one of the most gratifying aspects of my career.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988)
  • Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo (1982)
  • BS, Biology, Union College (1978)
Employment:
  • Clinical Director, Orthopaedics, Erie County Medical Center (1997-present)
  • Staff Orthopaedist, UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (1992-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988-present)
  • Staff Orthopaedist, Veteran‘s Admin. Medical Center (1988–1991)
  • Chief Resident in Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987–1988)
  • Staff Orthopaedist, Erie County Medical Center (1987–1988)
  • Staff Emergency Room Physician, Columbus Hospital (1982–1983)
  • Staff Emergency Room Physician, Sisters Hospital (1982–1983)
  • Staff Emergency Room Physician, Our Lady of Victory Hospital (1982–1983)
Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)


Journal Articles:
  • Bone LB, Sucato D, Stegemann PM, Rohrbacher BJ. Displaced isolated fractures of the tibial shaft treated with either a cast or intramedullary nailing. An outcome analysis of matched pairs of patients.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997; 79(9).
  • Bone LB, Babikian G, Stegemann PM. Femoral canal reaming in the polytrauma patient with chest injury. A clinical perspective.. Clin Orthop. 1995; (318).
  • Stegemann P, Lorio M, Soriano R, Bone L. Management protocol for unreamed interlocking tibial nails for open tibial fractures.. J Orthop Trauma. 1995; 9(2).
  • Bone LB, Kassman S, Stegemann P, France J. Prospective study of union rate of open tibial fractures treated with locked, unreamed intramedullary nails.. J Orthop Trauma. 1994; 8(1).
  • Lawrence Bone, Philip Stegemann. Early Fixation of Long-Bone Fractures. Journal of Orthoapedic Trauma. 1994; 9.
  • Bone L, Stegemann P, McNamara K, Seibel R. External fixation of severely comminuted and open tibial pilon fractures.. Clin Orthop. 1993; (292).
  • Lawrence Bone, Philip Stegemann, McNamara, K., Roger Seibel. External Fixation of Severely Comminuted and Open Pilon Fractures,” in Major Fractures of the Pilon, the Talus and Calcaneous. Springer-Verlag. 1993.
  • Lawrence Bone, Philip Stegemann. The Use of External Fixation in Severe Pilon Fractures. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. ; 292.
  • Lawrence Bone, Babikian, G., Philip Stegemann. Femoral Fractures in the Multiply Injured Patient with Chest Injury. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. ; 318.
  • Bone LB, Stegemann P, Babikian G. Management of the multiply injured patient with fractures.. Instr Course Lect. ; 44.
Abstracts:
  • Sucato, D, Lawrence Bone, Philip Stegemann. Comparative Outcome of Tibial Fractures Treated with Cast or Closed IM Nails. AAOS Orthopaedic Transactions. 1994.
  • Lawrence Bone, Sucato, D., Philip Stegemann. Outcome Study of Tibial Fractures Treated with Casts or IM Nails. AOA Orthopaedic Transactions. 1994.
  • Lawrence Bone, Christopher Hamill, Philip Stegemann. Treatment Protocol and Outcome of Severe Pilon Fractures. AAOC Orthopaedic Transactions. 1994; 18.
  • Lawrence Bone, Philip Stegemann, Christopher Hamill. Management Protocol for Complex Pilon Fractures. Orthopaedic Transaction. 1993.
  • Lawrence Bone, Philip Stegemann, McNamara, K., Roger Seibel. The Use of Extrernal Fixation in Severe Fractures About the Ankle. Orthopaedic Transaction. 1990; 12(265).
  • Lawrence Bone, Christopher Hamill, Philip Stegemann. Treatment Protocol and Outcome of Severe Pilon Fractures. AAOS Orthopaedic Transactions..
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Robert Smolinski, John Leddy, Philip Stegemann. Rotator Cuff Disease. Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. 1996.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Fellow
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Other Association; American Medical Society
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Erie County Medical Society
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Secretary - 1994-1995 Treasurer - 1995-1996 Vice-Chairman - 1996-1997 Chairman - 1997-1998
Presentations:
  • "Orthopaedic Trauma Update" Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (1995)
  • "Common Shoulder Problems / Office Management" Sports Medicine Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994)
  • "Shoulder & Humerus Common Injuries & Treatment" Physican Assistant Program, D'Youville College (1994)
  • "Pilon Fractures" Potts Day (1993)
  • "Common Sprains & Strains" Physician Assistant Program, D'Youville Collge (1993)
  • "Management of the Multiple Injured Patient" AAOS Lecture, AAOS (1993)
  • "Management of the Multiple Injured Patient" AAOS Lecture, AAOS (1992)
  • "Use of Gamma Nail" Lecture (1992)
  • "Common Orthopaedic Office Problems Strains & Sprains" (1991)
  • "Hyaluronic Acid and Its Effects in the Imobilized Rabbit Knee" International Symposium on Engineering and Medicine (1987)
  • "Fracture Care Management in the Mulitiple Injured Patient" AAOS Annual Meeting - Instructional Course Lecture, AAOS
  • "Topics in Orthopaedics" Grand Rounds
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Service Activities:
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Chair (1997–1998)
  • Department of Orthopaedics, Erie County Medical Center; Clinical Director; Director (1997–present)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Vice-Chair (1996–1997)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Treasurer (1995–1996)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society; Secretary (1994–1995)
  • Trauma Advisory Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1993–present)
  • Quality Assurance Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1992–1993)
  • Medical Records Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1990–1996)


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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4734
Email: pms4@buffalo.edu

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