Rajiv K. Jain, MD

Rajiv K. Jain, MD

Present Position

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo


Primary Care Sports Medicine/UB Concussion Clinic

As a primary care sports medicine physician, my background allows me to be able to see people for any non-surgical joint pain or injuries and also, medical issues in athletes. It is gratifying for me to be able to help people by giving non operative options to help get them better.  Working collaboratively with my surgical orthopaedic colleagues also allows me to give the best care to our patients who end up needing surgery.

Currently I am the only physician in Western New York triple boarded in Internal Medicine, Pediatric and Primary Care Sports Medicine.   I enjoy the variety of problems that I deal with in these three fields of medicine and this allows me to see patients of all ages. In addition, this allows to me to pursue my passion in sports as I am the medical team physician for the Canisius College athletic department and assistant team physician for the University at Buffalo athletic department. 

My clinical research interests involve Medically Oriented Gym (MOG) exercise intervention program to help improve risk factors in chronically ill, high risk patients by prescribing supervised fitness as medicine.  I am hoping to provide more research on better ways to improve the overall health and well-being of people with chronic medical problems with a comprehensive exercise program.

As a faculty member for the primary care sports medicine fellowship, I mentor and teach sports medicine fellows, residents and medical students in the sports medicine clinic. I enjoy teaching others which challenges me to always learn more and try to become a better physician. Teaching allows me   keep current with the fast paced changes we see in medicine.

I joined UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2004, and I am passionate about providing excellent comprehensive care, and improving the health of my patient while trying to reduce healthcare cost. Building a good relationship with my patients is and always will be extremely important to me. 

Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - B.S. Biology, 1992
State University of New York at Buffalo - M.D., 1996

Duke University Medical Center
Internship and Residency
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program, 1996-2000

Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine
Department of Community and Family Medicine, 2000-2001

American Board of Internal Medicine - Certified as Diplomate in Sports Medicine (CAQSM), 2013
American Board of Pediatrics - Certified as Diplomate in Pediatrics, 2001
American Board of Internal Medicine - Certified as Diplomate in Internal Medicine, 2001
Recertification in Pediatrics, 2008
Recertification in Internal Medicine, 2010
Certified Clinical Densitometrist by ISCD, 2008

New York State

Ferro, RT, Jain RK, McKeag D, Escobar R.
A Non-Operative Approach to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome.
Adv Stud Med 2003; 3(9):518-526.

Gordan MB, Jain R, Beckman JA, Creager MA.
The contribution of nitric oxide to exercise hyperemia in the human forearm.
Vascular Medicine7(3):163-8, 2002 August.

Current Professional Activities/Committees
Head Medical Team Physician, Canisius College Golden Griffs Athletic Program
Team Physician for Canisius College Mens Ice Hockey
Assistant Team Physician, University of Buffalo Bulls Athletic Program
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Sheridan Medical Group
1491 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, New York 14217
(716) 332-4476

University Orthopaedic Center - City
UB South Campus
160 Farber Hall
Buffalo New York 14214
(716) 829-5499

University Orthopaedic Center - North
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
(716) 204-3200



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