Training Sites

University Orthopaedic Center — North training site

We enable you to gain experience in health care facilities throughout the greater Buffalo area, such as our University Orthopaedic Center — North training site.

Train in health care facilities throughout the greater Buffalo area and gain experience providing state-of-the-art treatment for the full spectrum of sports-related conditions.

Training in multiple clinical facilities and environments helps prepare you to provide athletes with excellent health care in any situation.

Office Settings

Our program gives you the opportunity to train in a private office environment and observe how patients in this setting are evaluated and treated.

Our private office training locations are:

Patients in private office settings offer a unique set of circumstances because their needs differ from patients in hospital settings. Rotating through these offices will help you gain experience ascertaining whether patients are surgical candidates or whether their symptoms can be relieved by other means. You can expect to see patients on a preoperative, postoperative and nonoperative basis.

You’ll be guided by our highly skilled physicians who specialize in sports-related injuries. They will allow you to be the first physician to observe and evaluate new patients, and you’ll review your findings and treatment plan with them. 

By the end of your training, you’ll have the knowledge and experience to help you in your own private practice.

Ambulatory Centers

You’ll train in ambulatory centers during your time in our fellowship, which will help deepen your knowledge about a variety of surgical procedures.

Our training locations for the sports medicine fellowship include:

You’ll evaluate and treat a variety of conditions, with an emphasis on shoulder and knee disorders. Rotating through these centers allows for continuity of care, increases your professionalism in operative settings and gives you opportunities to see and perform surgical procedures performed in ambulatory surgical settings versus hospital settings. 

Many surgeries related to sports medicine are performed on an outpatient basis at ambulatory surgery centers because these facilities have a level of efficiency that’s unmatched in the hospital setting. 

You’ll learn how an ambulatory surgical center prepares for patients’ surgical procedures and discharge. Working in different facilities exposes you to multiple computer systems, radiology systems and patient charting, so you’ll acquire skills that help you adapt to a wide variety of professional settings.

Training in ambulatory settings gives you less time between cases, so you’ll be exposed to more cases than you’d see in a hospital. Further, you’ll have more time to spend in the operating room, maximizing the amount of learning opportunities you’ll have with our expert faculty members.

Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), a 500-bed acute care center located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, is one of the region’s major hospitals.

Much of the patient base comes from the local urban area. The hospital also serves as a tertiary referral center, with a significant patient population drawn from Western New York’s eight counties.

You’ll gain knowledge of adult hip arthroscopy, biomechanics and pathology while learning about the most up-to-date treatment and management options during our hip arthroscopy rotation at BGMC.

Erie County Medical Center

Located on the eastern side of Buffalo, this 583-bed acute care center admits patients from the local urban area, as well as a wide referral range that encompasses all eight counties of Western New York. Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is a regional center for trauma, burn, rehabilitation and cardiac care.

You can expect to build expertise in various areas of shoulder surgery — including open shoulder stabilization, fractures and anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty — during our shoulder arthroplasty rotation at ECMC.

Sports Venues

During our ongoing rotations on team coverage, you’ll gain experience in training rooms and various sports venues when you work with teams such as:

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Buffalo Sabres
  • Buffalo Bandits
  • UB Bulls and other UB sports teams
  • Buffalo State Bengals

You’ll attend sports games in Buffalo and may have an opportunity to experience out-of-town medical coverage during teams’ away games.