John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP

Primary Care Sports Medicine, UB Concussion Clinic

John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP

As a primary care sports medicine physician, my goal is to provide the best evidence-based evaluation and treatment practices to patients with concussion and post-concussion syndrome and to conduct clinical and physiological research on these conditions.  I currently serve as medical director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, which is located at UB South Campus. This is the first center in the United States to use a standardized treadmill test to establish recovery from concussion and to use exercise in the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged concussion symptoms. I’m also the director of outcomes research for the Department of Orthopaedics and program director for the UB Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.

UB South Campus
160 Farber Hall
Buffalo, New York 14214

Fordham University, B.S., 1981
State University of New York at Buffalo, M.D., 1985

Hospital Training
Resident Physician in Internal Medicine
New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard University, 1985-1988

Fellowship
Sports Medicine Fellow, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990-1991
Faculty Development Fellowship, University at Buffalo
Department of Family Medicine, 1990-1991

Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Director of Outcomes Research, Department of Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo
Research Assistant Professor of Physiology, University at Buffalo
Team Physician, University at Buffalo Athletics


American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Physicians
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

April 2018 – Star Advertiser: Experts piece together new treatment protocols for student athletes
March 2018 
– UBMD Physicians’ Group: Keep Your Head in the Game (of Life): Identifying and Avoiding Concussions
February 2018 – University at Buffalo: New blood test detects traumatic brain injury – not concussion – UB expert warns 
February 2018 – University at Buffalo: Leddy Cautions New Test Detects Brain Bleeding – Not Concussion
February 2018 – WIVB: FDA approves first blood test to diagnose traumatic brain injuries
February 2018 – WIVB: Local concussion expert weighs-in on new data about CTE
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
December 2017 – Newswise: AMSSM Awards $300,000 Research Grant for Concussion Recovery Study
November 2017 – Scoop: Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response 
November 2017 – NZ Herald: Heads put together to help 35,000 Kiwi concussion sufferers 
August 2017 – UBMD Ortho: Concussion Facebook Live
July 2017 – WIVB: CTE study puts spotlight on football safety in WNY
June 2017 – University at Buffalo: Concussion Guidelines Adopted at International Level
May 2017 – The Straits Times: It’s better to move 1, 2 days after concussion
May 2017 – University at Buffalo: New concussion guidelines updated to eliminate one key component: prolonged rest
May 2017 – WKBW: UB concussion expert: light activity is the best way to get better faster 
May 2017 – New York Times: New Advice to Move More After a Concussion
May 2017 – WGRZ: Bengini: The bike helmet made all the difference
March 2017 – University at Buffalo: Observation Study Adds Evidence of Post-Concussion Excercise Benefit
March 2017 – Time Warner Cable News: Study: Female Athletes Sidelines by Concussions More Often Than Men
October 2016 – The Wall Street Journal: New Thinking on Concussion Treatment 
September 2016 – In Good Health: Heads Up: Concussions Can Endanger High School Athletes
June 2016 – The Buffalo News: No easy answers in concussion suit
June 2016 – University at Buffalo: Leddy Receives National Award for Research on Concussion in Teens
May 2016 – The Buffalo News: Hope for the future: Local athletes find alternative that could shorten concussion recovery time
May 2016 – Reuters: Concussions tied to more school problems than other injuries
April 2016 – The Buffalo News: Knowing the causes, symptoms and treatment is the best defense against the long-term dangers of concussions