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Mario                          Santilli

Mario D. Santilli MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Knee Surgery; Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction; Orthopaedic Surgery; Reconstruction

 
Professional Summary:

As an orthopedic surgeon my clinical practice focuses on adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery. Practicing in Buffalo for the last thirty-two years has equipped me with a wealth of experience and expertise in caring for patients from diverse cultures from around the globe.

I currently see patients out of the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine office in Amherst, New York, but my primary hospital is the Buffalo General Medical Center. Here I work with orthopedic residents and a dedicated team of orthopaedic nurses, technologists, therapists and social services professionals.

I enjoy the teaching component of my faculty role, which includes mentoring of orthopedic residents as well as medical and nursing students. Together with other medical professionals, we promote research projects aimed at improving the care we provide for our patients. I feel fortunate to be an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Orthopaedics, and look forward to many more opportunities to serve the orthopaedic needs of Western New York.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
  • Fellowship, American College of Surgeons (1988)
  • Fellowship, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1987)
  • Residency, Department of Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983)
  • General Surgery, General Surgery, Millard Fillmore Hospital (1979)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1978)
  • BA, Canisius College, Cum Laude (1974)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Chief Resident, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Team Assistant Physician, Buffalo Bills, National Football League (1991–1996)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983–1996)
  • Director, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Injury Clinic, Buffalo General Hospital (1987–1995)
  • Director, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Injury Clinic, Erie County Medical Center (1983–1986)
Awards and Honors:
  • President, Alpha Theta Chapter, Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society (1974)


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Professional Memberships:
  • Erie County Medical Society
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society
  • Western New York Trauma Society
  • Orthopaedic Society of New York State
  • American Medical Association
  • Baccelli Medical Club
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Presentations:
  • "Knee Arthroplasty" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988)
  • "Knee Meniscal Inuries" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of the ACL Deficient Knee" Physical Therapy and Exercise Science Department, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • "Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • "Arthroscopic Menisectomy" Physical Therapy and Excercise Science Department, State University of New York at Buffalo (1985)
  • "Biomechanics and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Wrist" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1982)
  • "The Use of Polytetrafluoroethylene in the Ligamentous Reconstruction of the Knee: A Preliminary Report" Annual State University of New York at Buffalo, Orthopedic Resident Scientific Day, Erie County Medical Center (1982)
  • "Myelodysplasia" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1981)
  • "Histiocytosis" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1981)
  • "Exercise Physiology" Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (1980)
Service Activities:
  • President, Western New York Trauma Society; President (1987–1988)
  • Secretary, Western New York Trauma Society; Secretary (1986–1987)

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Contact Information

Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3250
Email: santill@buffalo.edu

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