Matthew J. Phillips MD

Matthew Phillips

Matthew J. Phillips
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

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

Contact Information
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3280
mjp12@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

As a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, I have always tried to maintain a healthy balance between my clinical practice, my educational duties, and my research endeavors. By incorporating these three facets into my professional life I believe that I am able to provide the highest quality care to my patients while giving back to the community as a whole through both teaching and scientific research.

I subspecialize in hip and knee arthroplasty including complex deformity and revision cases. Hip and knee replacements are some of the most successful procedures in all of medicine today. It is very gratifying to me to be able to restore function and provide pain free mobility to patients who have been afflicted with debilitating arthritis, congenital deformity or post-traumatic joint problems. I have been fortunate to be at the forefront of the development and use of computer navigation for knee replacement. I have also been a leader in the development of less-invasive hip replacement techniques that have allowed patients to go through the surgery process with much less pain and a more rapid recovery.

Most of my research activities have been in the area of clinical studies. I believe that it is important to critically look at what we are doing today in order to build upon our current knowledge for an even better tomorrow. Along with Residents, Fellows, and students and in conjunction with our full-time research personnel we are constantly striving to learn better ways to provide quality care to our patients.

Education is a large part of my daily professional life. During my own training I came to realize how important it was to have great teachers and mentors. I believe that working in an environment where trainees are constantly questioning what we are doing pushes us to strive for even greater results. I also feel fortunate to play a role in the education of our future physician leaders.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (1996)
  • Internship, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992)
  • MD, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991)
  • BS, St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude (1987)

Employment:

  • Consultant, Greatbatch Orthopaedics (2016-present)
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kaleida Health (2015-present)
  • Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Biomedical and Bioengineering (2003-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1997-present)
  • Consultant, Stryker Orthopaedics (1997-present)
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kaleida Health-Buffalo General Hospital (1997-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Faculty Inductee (2014)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine's Top Doctors (2014)
  • Orthopaedic Teaching Award (2010)
  • Siegel Teaching Award (1991)
  • Cum Laude Graduate of St. Lawrence University (1987)
  • Castle Connolly‘s Top Doctors 2007-2013


Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Phillips MJ and Leslie Murli Manohar. (2009) Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Knee. In: Distal Femoral Osteotomy for Genu Valgum. Saunders, 352.
  • Matthew Phillips, Kenneth Krackow. (1998) In: High Tibial and Distal Femoral Osteotomy. , 429-436.

Abstracts:

  • Kenneth Krackow, Serpe, L., Matthew Phillips, Thering, M., William Mihalko. (1900) Determination of the Center of the Femoral Head Using a Noninvasive Technique During Total Knee Arthroplasty. (Jan) 194

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Fellow (2001–present)
  • New York State Orthopaedic Society (2001–present)
  • Millard Fillmore Hospital; Member, Medical School Admissions Committee SUNY at Buffalo (2000–present)
  • New York State Medical Society (1997–2012)
  • American Medical Association (1997–2012)
  • Erie County Medical Society (1997–present)
  • Western New York Orthopaedic Society (1997–present)
  • Other Association; Program Director Howmedica Osteonics St. Louis Resident‘s Course St. Louis missouri March 23-24, 2000
  • United Way of Western NY Emerging Leaders Society

Presentations:

  • "What is Happening to our knee alignment?" CAOS International Annual Meeting (2014)
  • "Surgical Technique with Revision Cutting Trial Jigs" Triathlon Primary and Revision Knee Surgical Training Program; South Florida Learning Center (2014)
  • "The Supine Modified Watson-Jones Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty" Chesapeake Fellows Meeting (2014)
  • "18 Years of Knee Navigation" Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Minimum Two-Year Follow-Up of Hydroxyapatite coated Metal Backed Patella" Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Our Experience Using CAS for Total Knee Replacement" CAOS International Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "Using Computer Knee Navigation to Measure Genu Recurvatum" Annual Congress International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (2011)
  • "Genu Recurvatum in Total Knee Arthroplasty" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Genu Recurvatum in Total Knee Arthroplasty" CAOS International Meeting (2010)
  • "Safe Tracker Placement in Computer-Navigated TKA" CAOS International Meeting (2010)
  • "Triathlon Primary and TS Surgical Technique Cadaver Lab Instructor" Triathlon Primary and Revision Knee Surgical Training Program; South Florida Learning Center (2010)
  • "Triathlon Primary Knee System Design Rationale" Triathlon Primary and Revision Knee Surgical Training Program.; South Florida Learning Center (2010)
  • "Triathlon Total Stabilizer Knee System – Design Rationale and System Options" Triathlon Primary and Revision Knee Surgical Training Program; South Florida Training Center (2010)
  • "Functional Flexion Axis of the Knee as a Registration Tool for Femoral Component Placement if TKA" AAOS Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Mid-Term to Long-Term Results of Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty Treatment" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "The Functional Flexion Axis of the Knee as a Basis for Femoral Component Positioning during TKA" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Variability of Digitizing the Epicondylar Axis Using CT Scan Based Imaging" AAOS Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Intraoperative Knee Kinematics after Total Knee Arthroplasty using a Computer Navigation System" AAOS Annual Meeting. (2005)
  • "Assessment of Intraoperative Knee Kinematics after TKA using a Computer Navigation System" CAOS International (2004)
  • "Differences in Determining the Center of the Femoral Head with and without Pelvic Registration" CAOS International (2004)
  • "Total Hip Arthroplasty" Live Surgery Broadcast (2004)
  • "Use of Pelvic Markers in Measuring The Center of the Femoral Head with Computer Navigation" AAOS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Use of Pelvic Markers in Measuring the Center of the Femoral Head with Computer Navigation" AAOS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Comparison of Computer Aided Surgery Techniques to determine the center of the Femoral Head during Total Knee Arthroplasty" AAOS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Comparison of radiographic pre and post-operative lower extremity alignment to computer aided surgery measurements" AAOS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Intra and Inter Rater reliability for measuring long standing lower extremity alignment" AAOS Annual Meeting (2004)
  • "Computer- Assisted Total Knee Replacement - Results of the First 90 Cases" CAOS International (2003)
  • "Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Stage I Infection" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2003)
  • "Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty" Annual Meeting of the Knee Society (2002)
  • "Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement: Results of the First Thirty Cases Using the Stryker Navigation System" CAOS International (2002)
  • "The Technique of Total Knee Replacement" St. Louis Reident's Course (2000)
  • "The Use of Allografts in Total Knee Replacement" (2000)
  • "A New Technique for Determining Proper Mechanical Axis Alignment During Total Knee Arthroplasty-Progress towards computer assisted total knee arthroplasty" Second Annual North American Program of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic (1998)
  • "Determination of the Center of the Femoral Head using a Non-Invasive Technique During Total Knee Arthroplasty" Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies (1998)
  • "Difficult Primary Total Knee Replacement and Difficult Revision Total Knee Replacement" Howmedica Canada National Sales Meeting; Howmedica; Guest Lecturer (1998)
  • "A Non-Invasive Technique for Location of the Center of the Femoral Head During Total Knee Arthroplasty" The Knee Society Annual Meeting (1997)
  • "A Minimally Invasive Method for Locating the Center of the Femoral Head During Total Knee Replacement" International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty; International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (1997)
  • "Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty" Howmedica National Training Seminar; Howmedica (1997)
  • "The Development of a New System Leading to Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty" Dewar Orthopaedic Society Meeting; Dewar Orthopaedic Society (1997)
  • "The Development of a New System Leading to Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty" SUNY at Buffalo Orthopaedic Scientific Program; SUNY at Buffalo (1997)
  • "The Role of Nitric Oxide in Spinal Stenosis" SUNY at Buffalo Orthopaedic Scientific Program; SUNY at Buffalo (1996)
  • "Differential Binding of C3a and C5a to Dialyzer Membranes: Pseudo Lack of Complement Activation" SUNY at Buffalo Student Research Forum; SUNY at Buffalo (1989)
  • "Differential Binding of C3a and C5a to Dialyzer Membranes: Pseudo Lack of Complement Activation" American Society of Hematology National Meeting; American Society of Hematology (1989)
  • "The Association of Enzymes with Non-Replicating Simian Virus 40 Chromosomes" Roswell Park Summer Research Miniconference; Roswell Park Institute (1982)
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Service Activities:

  • Kaleida Health Surgical Executive Committee; Member (2018–present)
  • Kaleida Health Perioperative Governance Committee; Member (2013–present)
  • Kaleida Health BGMC Surgical Utilization Management Committee; Member (2013–present)
  • Faculty Senate (2011–2013)
  • Buffalo General Hospital Operations Committee; Member (2007–2013)
  • Medical Executive Committee; University Representative (2003–2007)
  • Medical School Admissions Committee; Member (2000–2001)
  • Transfusion Committee; Member (1999–2008)

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Contact Information

Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3280
mjp12@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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