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Sridhar                        Rachala

Sridhar R. Rachala MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

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

Professional Summary:

I currently serve as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty interest in lower extremity adult reconstruction. My interest includes taking care of and improving the outcomes for most difficult situations we face in my subspecialty including infections and complex revisions. I am also passionate about improving the outcomes of primary joint replacement and training the future surgeons in good predictable techniques in primary joint replacement thereby decreasing the load of revision surgeries. I primarily operate out of Buffalo General and Kenmore Mercy hospitals and am also actively involved in the value analysis of various implant choices and treatments so that we can provide affordable care by demand matching. We are also involved in various research projects incorporating new techniques to improve clinical outcomes.

“Change is inevitable” this is the moto that drives me. The current standard of care will be an outdated concept in future. Just as anything else in medicine, we continue to evolve, especially in our field of orthopaedic surgery, to better diagnose and treat various ailments that cripple our patients there by increasing their productivity and quality of life. We as an organization and me, personally take pride in positioning ourselves at the forefront of this process of evolving into better health care providers while critically evaluating the value of the new treatments and also training the future surgeons to have a solid base to launch further in the advancement of the field. The main focus of my practice is the patient care and improving outcomes by innovation while also educating future surgeons.

I feel proud and privileged to be associated with an organization such as UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine that places me in the position and provides me the tools to achieve the goals I strive for.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (2010)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • MS, Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Osmania General Hospital (2002)
  • MD, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad University of Health Sciences (1998)
  • Internship, Osmania General Hospital (1998)
  • Undergraduate Degree, Little Flower Junior College (1992)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Attending Surgeon, Buffalo General Hospital (2010-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Deccan College of Medical Sciences (2002–2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Theodore Papademetriou Award (2009)

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Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • "Modular Femoral Components in Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty" Annual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting (2013)
  • "Surface Temperature Variation after Total Knee Arthroplasty" Annual AAOS Meeting (2008)

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Contact Information

Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 821-4400

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