As an orthopaedic surgeon, my practice is centered on providing the highest level of orthopaedic care for fractures and lower extremity joint reconstruction. From simple fractures to complex pelvic trauma, I take pride in personally delivering the care my patients need. The same focus on personal care applies to my elective practice performing hip and knee replacement.
In addition to seeing and treating patients in Western New York, I enjoy keeping up with current research topics. My research interests include orthopaedic trauma outcomes and pain management in the acute setting, as well as utilization of three dimensional imaging technology in orthopaedic patient assessment and preoperative planning.
I joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2008, and and served as Program Director for our residency program for 10 years. I enjoy the challenges and rewards of training future generations of orthopaedic surgeons. Teaching enriches my practice as it requires me to be at the top of my game and to stay current with the latest practices and techniques in the field.
Education and Training:
Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (2008)
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2007)
MD, University at Buffalo (2002)
MA, Roswell Park Graduate Division (1998)
BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1994)
Clinical Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2008-present)
Residency Program Director, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2013–2019)
Associate Program Director, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2008–2013)
Orthopaedic Trauma Instructor, Orthopaedics, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2007–2008)
Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics (1998–2007)
Laboratory of Flow Cytometry, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1996–1998)
Biomedical Research Engineer, Aircast, Inc. (1994–1996)
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2022)
Invited Faculty Presenter (2022)
Invited Faculty Presenter (2021)
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2019)
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2012)
Peter A. Casagrande Award (2007)
Leadership Award (2006)
Resident Research Day (2004)
Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery Award (2002)
Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2000)
Kornel Terplan Award (2000)
Advising and counseling medical students on orthopaedic surgery as a career
Continued development of our residency program and recruitment of highly qualified residency
Improving pain management in the acute phase of orthopaedic trauma care
Utilization of three dimensional imaging technology in orthopaedic patient assessment
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