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Michael R. Ferrick MD; Department of Orthopaedics; Clinical Associate Professor; Specialty/Research Focus; Adolescent Sports Medicine; General Pediatric Orthopaedics & Spinal Deformities; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopaedics; Spine Deformities; Sports Medicine - Pediatrics; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; University at Buffalo; 2016

Michael R. Ferrick, MD

Present Position

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo

Director of the Limb Deficiency Clinic
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine

I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember; no other occupation was ever a consideration. I am privileged and thankful to be able to be a doctor and help people on a daily basis.

Early in my education I wanted to be an eye doctor, but once I rotated through orthopaedic surgery during medical school, I knew I had found my place in medicine. Although in orthopaedic surgery we do not routinely save someone‘s life in the sense of preventing death, we do save people‘s lives on a regular daily basis. As orthopaedic surgeons, we are able to help people continue to live the life that they want to live- whether it is enjoying a sport, working, or just walking; our orthopaedic treatments frequently “save” or restore that life.

I am very happy to be part of UBMD via the UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group, a great group of doctors, physician extenders, and support staff. We work as a team to help each other provide excellent orthopaedic care for the people of WNY and beyond. We have the privilege and responsibility of teaching medical students and orthopaedic surgery residents, the next generation!

One of the things I enjoy most about our profession / specialty is the constant innovation and improvement in the methods and techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, to help “save the lives” of our patients.

University of Michigan Medical School, M.D., 1992
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science, 1987

Hospital Training
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
1993-1997 State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Orthopaedics

Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery Fellowship
2001-2002 Texas Scottish Rite

Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

New York, Texas


Ferrick MR, Murtagh J, Thomas JK. Synthesis and characterization of polystyrene latex particles.  Macromolecules. 1989;22(4):1515-1517.

Chan CC, Ni M, Miele L, Cordella-Miele E, Ferrick MR, Mukherjee AB, and Nussenblatt RB. Effects of Antiflammins on endotoxin induced uveitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109:278-281.

Ferrick MR, Thurau SR, Oppenheim MH, Herbort CP, Ni M, Zachariae COC, Matsushima K, and Chan CC. Ocular inflammation stimulated by intravitreal Interleukin-8 and Interleukin-1. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1991;32(4):96-101.

Ni M, Yamaki K, Kikuchi T, Ferrick MR, Shinohara T, Nussenblatt RB, and Chan CC. Developmental expression of S-antigen in fetal human and rat eye. Curr Eye Res. 1992;11(3):219-229.

Ferrick MR, Kowalski JM, and Simmons ED. Reliability of roentgenogram evaluation of pedicle screw position. Spine. 1997;22(11):1249-1253.

Ferrick MR and Marzo JM. Ganglion cyst of the shoulder associated with a glenoid labral tear and symptomatic glenohumeral instability. Am J Sports Med. 1997;25(5):717-719.

Ferrick MR and Marzo JM. Suprascapular entrapment neuropathy and ganglion cysts about the shoulder. Orthopedics. 1999; 22(4):430-437.

Ferrick MR. Coracoid Impingement. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28(1):117-119.

Loder RT, Gullahorn LJ, Yian EH, Ferrick MR, Raskas DS, and Greenfield MLVH. Factors predictive of immobilization complications in pediatric polytrauma. J Orthop Trauma. 2001;15(5):338-341.

1997 – Peter Casagrande Memorial Award (Orthopaedic Residency)
1996 – Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship
1992 – Alpha Omega Alpha
1990 – 5th International Symposium, Immunology & Immunopathology of the Eye (Scholarship)
1987 – Phi Beta Kappa
1987 – Summa Cum Laude

Current Professional Activities/Committees
Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Medical Advisory Committee, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
(716) 204-3251

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, New York 14222

This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
Kaleida Health (Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo)