Thomas R. Duquin MD

Thomas Duquin

Thomas R. Duquin
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Elbow Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Shoulder Surgery

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4426
trduquin@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic surgeon, I care for patients with a range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including acute injuries and chronic degenerative conditions. I received specialty fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in shoulder and elbow surgery, the primary focus of my practice. Specifically, I have expertise in caring for patients with rotator cuff disorders and arthritis of the shoulder and elbow. My practice is located at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). I care for my outpatients here, and I also care for hospitalized trauma patients from Western New York and beyond who have been transported to ECMC. My overriding goals are to relieve pain and restore function for my patients.

My research interests focus on shoulder replacement surgery. I am currently involved in multiple studies: biomechanical evaluation of implant stability and wear in total shoulder and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty; clinical outcomes and the effect of patient expectations on results of total shoulder arthroplasty; diagnosis and treatment of infections in total shoulder arthroplasty; clinical outcomes following revision total shoulder arthroplasty; and a Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption (FDA IDE) controlled trial of stemless total shoulder arthroplasty. Medical students and residents are welcome to work on research projects with me.

I am the director of medical student education for the Department of Orthopaedics. As such, I am responsible for coordinating clinical rotations and organizing physician mentors for medical students. I am also actively involved in resident training and work closely with residents on a daily basis. Additionally, I work on curriculum development for our residency program and am active in resident evaluation. I feel passionately that passing on what I have learned and fostering creative thinking among my medical students and residents are key to the future of medicine and patient care.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (2010)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo, Graduate Medical Education Consortium (2009)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cum Laude (2004)
  • BS, Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Summa Cum Laude (2000)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Director of Medical Student Education, Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo (2010-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2015)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014)
  • Cassagrande Award (2009)
  • Resident Research Award (2009)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2004)
  • Dr. Benjamin and Lila Obletz Prize for Outstanding Performance in Orthopedic Surgery (2004)
  • Dean's Letter of Commendation (2004)
  • Sutherland Prize in Natural Science (2000)
  • Durfee Scholar (2000)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (1999)
  • Alumni Academic Excellence Award in Natural Science (1999)
  • Dr. Gordon L. Richardson Prize for awarded for outstanding performance in Pre-Med (1999)
  • Chimera Society, Hobart Junior Honor Society (1999)
  • Hale Scholar (1999)
  • Hobart Scholar (1998)
  • Hobart Dean's Scholar (1997)

Research Expertise:

  • Current Research Activity: Cytokines in septic shoulder arthritis: development of a rat model
  • Current Research Activity: Complications in total shoulder and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Current Research Activity: Rotator cuff pathology following total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Current Research Activity: Tranexamic acid in total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Current Research Activity: Study of the comprehensive total shoulder arthroplasty with the Nanno component.
  • Current Research Activity: Learning curve in total shoulder and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Bryan T, Duquin TR. Malunion of the Distal Humerus. Advance Reconstruction: Elbow 2. Am Acad Ortho Surg. 2016.
  • Nodzo SR, Duquin TR. Evaluation and treatment of the infected shoulder arthroplasty. Let‘s Discuss Revision Shoulder. Am Acad Ortho Surg. 2016; 64.
  • Boyle KK, Duquin TR. Tennis and Golfers Elbow. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Boyle KK, Duquin TR. Cornoid fracture. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Boyle KK, Duquin TR. Elbow Dislocation. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Fox J, Duquin TR. Olecranon bursitis. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Fox J, Duquin TR. Distal Humeral Fracture. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Bryan T, Duquin TR. Olecranon Fracture. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Bryan T, Duquin TR. Radial Head Fracture. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Binkley M, Duquin TR. Degenerative joint disease elbow. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Binkley M, Duquin TR. Elbow Osteoarthritis. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Binkley M, Duquin TR. Elbow Post-traumatic arthritis. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Binkely M, Duquin TR. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. Ortho Surgery Clerkship. 2016.
  • Duquin TR. Osteotomy for distal humeral malunion. Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Elbow 3rd edition. 2015.
  • Duquin TR, Urband C. Sternoclavicular Joint Injury. Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and its Complications I: The Shoulder. 2015.
  • Duquin TR. Distal Humerus Nonunions / Malunions. Elbow Trauma: A Master Skills Publication. 2015.
  • Duquin TR, Sperling JW. Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty for Wear or Loosening. Advanced Reconstruction: Shoulder 2. 2015.
  • Duquin TR, Sperling JW. Complication management malunion and nonunion of proximal humerus fractures. Art of: Proximal Humerus Fractures. 2014.
  • Duquin TR, Sperling JW. RSA for revision of failed RSA and technique for removal of previous components. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Clinical Techniques and Devices. 2014.
  • Duquin TR, Sperling JW. Inflammatory arthropathies of the shoulder.. Clinical Decision Support: Shoulder and Elbow. 2014.
  • Duquin TR, Hohman DW. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Atlas of Essential Orthopedic Procedures. 2013.
  • Duquin TR, Hohman DW, Sperling JW. Arthritis and Synovitis of the Shoulder. Shoulder Arthroscopy: Principles and Practice. 2013.
  • Duquin TR, Sperling J. Revision shoulder arthroplasty: how to manage the humerus. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2011.
  • Duquin TR, Sperling J. Rotator cuff disorders. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2010.
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Professional Memberships:

  • Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Reviewer (2015–present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Health Volunteers Overseas
  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons

Presentations:

  • "Hemolysis is a diagnostic adjuvant for Propionibacterium acnes orthopaedic shoulder infection" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2017)
  • "Hemolysis is a diagnostic adjuvant for Propionibacterium acnes orthopaedic shoulder infection" American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting, ASES Specialty Day (2017)
  • "Managing Glenoid Bone Loss in Shoulder Arthroplasty" AAOS Annual Meeting (2017)
  • "Antibiotic suceptability of Propionibacterim acnes From Sterile Body Sites and Correlation with Hemolysis" University at Buffalo Medical Student Research Symposium (2016)
  • "Hemolysis is a diagnostic adjuvant for Propionibacterium acnes orthopaedic shoulder infection" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (2016)
  • "Hemolysis is a diagnostic adjuvant for Propionibacterium acnes orthopaedic shoulder infection" American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting (2016)
  • "Shoulder problems that can present with neck pain" AAOS Annual Meeting (2016)
  • "Factors associated with rotator cuff tears in total shoulder arthroplasty" AAOS Annual Meeting (2015)
  • "Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: cadaveric demonstration" AAOS/ASES Shoulder Arthroplasty; State of the Art Course (2014)
  • "Challenges in Shoulder Arthroplasty" AAOS Annual Meeting (2014)
  • "Comparison of complications of total and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty" Orthopedic Research Society (2014)
  • "Managing infection in total shoulder arthroplasty" AAOS Annual Meeting (2014)
  • "Managing Infection in total shoulder arthroplasty" AAOS Instructional Course Lecture (2014)
  • "Shoulder problems that can present with neck pain" AAOS Instructional Course Lecture (2014)
  • "Clinical presentation of hemolytic strains of Propionibacterium acnes shoulder infections" AAOS Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Peripheral cytokine markers in a novel rat periprosthetic shoulder infection model" AAOS Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Propionibacterium acnes as a pathogen in shoulder surgery- antibiotic sensitivities to guide treatment" AAOS Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Arthroscopic Management of Elbow Arthritis" Arthroscopy Association of North America (2012)
  • "Distal Humeral Hemiarthoplasty" AAOS Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Arthroplasty for proximal humeral malunions" AAOS Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Arthroplasty for proximal humeral non-unions" AAOS Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum" Arthroscopy Association of North America (2011)
  • "Partial release of the PCL and its kinematic changes during cruciate retaining TKA" AAOS Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Retrograde drilling for osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum" Arthrscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Which method of rotator cuff repair leads to the highest rate of structural healing? A systematic review" AOSSM Specialty Day (2010)
  • "Long term outcome of total elbow arthroplasty in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis" 2010 ICSES Meeting (2010)
  • "Revision total elbow arthroplasty in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis" 2010 ICSES Meeting (2010)
  • "Triceps function after infection in total elbow arthroplasty" 2010 ICSES Meeting (2010)
  • "Innervation of the supinator muscle: an anatomic study" AOSSM Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Repair of the ruptured distal biceps tendon: a systematic review" 7th Biennial ISAKOS Congress (2009)
  • "Bending strength of locking plates with and without locking screw insertion" AAOS Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Innervation of the supinator muscle: an anatomic study" 2nd annual Eugene Mindell academic research program, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopedics Resident Graduation (2008)
  • "Tensile strength of MCL repair with and without semitendinosus augmentation" 1st annual Eugene Mindell academic research program, State University of New York, Department of Orthopedics Resident Graduation (2007)
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Service Activities:

  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; Reviewer (2013–present)
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma; Editorial Board Member (2012–present)
  • Medical Student Education; Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Director (2012–present)
  • Laboratory Faculty, Mayo Elbow Course; Rochester, MN. (2010–2015)
  • Yearbook of Orthopaedics Upper Extremity; Editor (2010–2011)
  • Erie County Medical Center Operating Room Committee; Representative Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Other (2010–present)
  • San Diego Shoulder Course; Labratory Faculty
  • AANA Advanced Shoulder and Elbow: Evidence, Outcomes and Controversies; Outcomes Instructor
  • Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; Guest Editor
  • AANA Elbow: Arthroscopy, Reconstruction and Arthroplasty Course; Associate Faculty
  • AAOS/ASES Shoulder Arthroplasty; Faculty; State of the Art Course. November 2014. Resonant, IL.

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4426
trduquin@buffalo.edu

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