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William                        Wind

William M. Wind MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Arthroscopic Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice focuses on comprehensive treatment of knee and shoulder conditions. I returned back to my hometown in 2003 to join UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. I am currently a clinical assistant professor and full-time faculty member at the University at Buffalo. I chose the subspecialty of sports medicine because it allows me to return patients to a healthy, active lifestyle through diagnosis and treatment. My practice spans Western New York with offices in Orchard Park, Amherst and Niagara Falls. Surgical procedures are performed in Niagara Falls and Amherst, where I’m the clinical chief of orthopaedics at the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

My patient population ranges from adolescents to adults and athletes from the weekend-warrior to the elite, professional athlete. I am currently the head team physician for University at Buffalo as well as head orthopaedist for NCCC.

My surgical interests include ligament (ACL) reconstruction and meniscal work in the knee and rotator cuff, and instability in the shoulder. As director of the WNY Cartilage Restoration Center, I have a particular interest in knee cartilage preservation and restoration. The latest surgical technical advances and innovative research has allowed the center to provide the highest quality care for patients with injury and aging of the knee’s articular cartilage.

My full-time academic appointment and affiliation with UBMD has allowed me to remain active in the teaching and learning environment. I feel this has allowed me to provide my patients with the highest level of care. My research efforts include studying the effects of different types of treatment options for both articular and meniscus cartilage injuries.

I am fortunate to be a part of the UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group of physicians and to practice in my hometown. I enjoy being a part of the community and participating in the care of patients through the continuum of prevention, treatment and recovery of their injuries.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2003)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (2002)
  • Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1997)
  • BA, Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1993)
  • EFOST Traveling Fellowship, First EFOST Traveling Fellowship
  • North American Herodicus Traveling Fellowship
  • Head Team Physician, Rochester Americans (2015-present)
  • Head Team Physician, University at Buffalo, Men's Football (2015-present)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres NHL Hockey (2012-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003-present)
  • Head Team Physician, University at Buffalo Bulls, Men’s Basketball (2003-present)
  • Director, Western New York Cartilage Restoration Center
  • Director, Medical Student Orthopaedic Teaching
  • Assistant Team Physician, University at Buffalo Bulls, Men’s Football (2003–2014)
  • Team Physician, Baldwin Wallace College (2002–2003)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Cavaliers (2002–2003)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Browns (2002–2003)
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Barons American Hockey League (2002–2003)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • First EFOST Traveling Fellow (2008)
  • Theodore Papademetriou Memorial Award for teaching (2002)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (1996)
  • American College of Surgeons, Western New York Chapter (1995)
  • Pharmacology Drug Information Monograph Award (1995)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (1993)
  • Presidential Scholarly Achievement Award (1993)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society (1993)
  • Dean’s List (1991)
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation
  • Awarded First North American Herodicus Society Traveling Fellowship
  • National Football League Physician’s Society Mini-Fellowship

Research Centers:
  • Cartilage Restoration Center
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2011–January 2015
    Ralph and Mary Wilson Research Foundation
    Ralph and Mary Wilson Research Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Rauh MA, Wind WM, Parker RD, Bergfeld JA. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. 2007.
  • Wind WM, Bergfeld JA.. Evaluation and Treatment of Isolated and Combined PCL Injuries..
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine
  • "Complications Following Distal Biceps Repair; Comparison of the Single versus Double Incision Technique" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2012)
  • "New Treatments of Osteoarthritis" Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2011)
  • "Shoulder Instability" Summit Healthplex Physical Therapy (2011)
  • "Surgical treatment of cartilage injuries of the knee" Empire State Games Conference (2010)
  • "Evaluation and treatment of shoulder instability" Sports Physical Therapy Conference (2010)
  • "Common upper extremity injuries in the athlete" Family Medicine Grand Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Cartilage Injuries in the Knee" Fellows Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • "PCL Injury in the Athlete: Evaluation and Management" 5th Annual EFOST Meeting (2008)
  • "Shoulder Instability – Recommendations for the Primary Care Provider" USM Primary Care Conference (2008)
  • "Knee Cartilage and Meniscus Injuries" Sports & Musculoskeletal Injury Course for Physicians, Physical therapists & Athletic Trainers, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Mid-term Clinical Outcome of the Tibial Inlay PCL Reconstruction" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Common Orthopaedic Injuries of the Upper Extremity" University at Buffalo Mini-Medical School Common Musculoskeletal Ailments, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Effects of “Autotenodesis” of Long Head of Biceps Brachii on Passive Glenohumeral Range of Motion" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Meeting (2004)
  • "Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Provider" Department of Family Medicine Quarterly Grand Rounds, The Buffalo Marriott (2004)
  • "Articular Cartilage Injury: Basic Science & Injury Classification" the Medical & Surgical Approaches to Articular Cartilage Disorders of the Knee Course, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (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" Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "Ketorolac Use in the National Football League" National Football League Physicians Society Annual Scientific Meeting (2003)
  • "The Effect of Simulated Autotenodesis of the Biceps Tendon on the Glenohumeral Joint" Annual Resident Research Day (2001)
  • "Current Practices and Opinions in ACL Reconstruction and Rehabilitation: Results of a Survey of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting (2001)
  • "Elbow Injuries. Arthroscopy, Distal Biceps and Triceps" Fellows Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • "Medial Collateral Ligament and Posterolateral Corner Injuries" Fellows Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo
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Service Activities:
  • World Junior Hockey Championships; Team Coverage (2011)
  • Empire State Games; Team Coverage (2010)
  • JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge Race; Team Coverage (2004–present)
  • Cleveland Marathon; Team Coverage (2003)
  • Mid-American Conference NCAA basketball tournament; Team Coverage (2003)
  • Sugarbush Ski Clinic; Affiliated with University of Vermont. Team Coverage. (2003)
  • Cleveland Municipal High School Football League; Team Physician (2002)
  • US Gymnastics Championships; Assistant Team Physician (2002)
  • Clinical Operations Committee, Millard Fillmore Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC; Committee Member

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Contact Information

Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 142126
Phone: (716) 204-9463

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