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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

Hohman DW, Ferrick MR, Qvick LM.
“Brace Treatment Resulting in Over-Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”
Orthopedics. 2012; 7;35(3):e457-9

Doak J, Ferrick M.
“Nonoperative Management of Pediatric Grade 1 Open Fractures with less than a 24-hour Admission”
J Ped Orthop. 2009; 29(1):49-51

Ferrick MR, Birch JG, and Albright M.
“Correction of Non-Blount’s Angular Knee Deformity by Permanent Hemiepiphyseodesis”
J Ped Orthop. 2004; 24(4):397-402

Ferrick M and Armstrong DG.
“Pediatric Hip Disorders”
Current Opin Orthop. 2003; 14:370-374

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

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

Ferrick MR and Marzo JM.
“Suprascapular Entrapment Neuropathy and Ganglion Cysts about the Shoulder”
Orthopedics. 1999;22(4):430-437

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, Kowalski JM, and Simmons ED.
“Reliability of Roentgenogram Evaluation of Pedicle Screw Position”
Spine. 1997;22(11):1249-1253

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, 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

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.
“Comparison of Ocular Inflammation stimulated by Intravitreal Injection of Interleukin-8 and Interleukin-1 in Lewis and Fischer 344 rats”
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1990;31(4):515 (Annual Meeting Abstract Issue)

Ferrick MR, Oppenheim MH, Thurau SR, Herbort CP, Zachariae COC, Chan CC, and Matsushima K.
“Ocular Inflammation stimulated by Intravitreal Injection of Interleukin-8”
In Ocular Immunology Today, Usui M, Ohno S, and Aoki K, editors
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1990

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
Erie County and New York State Medical Society
Medical Advisory Committee, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, New York 14222
(716) 204-3251

University Orthopaedic Center – North
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
(716) 204-3251

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