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UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Physicians Lead the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation’s 2024 Philanthropic Event


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In Support of Cutting-Edge Shoulder & Elbow Care, Research and Education BUFFALO, NY — Physicians from UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports…
April 16, 2024

In Support of Cutting-Edge Shoulder & Elbow Care, Research and Education

BUFFALO, NYPhysicians from UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (UBMDOSM) are leading the way in organizing the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation’s (ASESF) 2024 National Shoulder & Elbow Week Buffalo event, which will be held at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House on Friday, May 17. This philanthropic event serves as an opportunity to increase awareness nationally and locally about the impact that shoulder and elbow health care has on our society. Buffalo is one of only eight North American cities selected to host National Shoulder & Elbow Week events this May, and 50 percent of the event’s net proceeds will go back to the Western New York community for shoulder and elbow research, treatment and education.

As the largest and most trusted orthopaedics group in Western New York, UBMDOSM is proud to serve as a Patron Level sponsor of the Buffalo event, which is set to bring together industry leading speakers, patients, local community leaders and health care providers including the field’s top surgeons, therapists, PA’s and nurses. Exhibitions will showcase innovative industry products, along with cutting-edge shoulder and elbow research and clinical endeavors that are ongoing in the Western New York region.

“This event creates critical resources to support the ongoing efforts of shoulder and elbow surgeons, educators and researchers to deliver the highest level of care to our patients,” says Matthew J. DiPaola, MD, head of the Buffalo Event Host Planning Committee, a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at UBMDOSM and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University at Buffalo. “Working with the ASESF to bring this event to Buffalo has been a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness and build community around the mission to improve the lives of those suffering with shoulder and elbow problems in our region.”

The philanthropic event will include a special presentation honoring the esteemed Philip M. Stegemann, MD, Shoulder & Elbow Orthopaedics, General Orthopaedics physician at UBMDOSM and a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Stegemann will be recognized for his exemplary career of service devoted to excellence in shoulder clinical care and education.

UBMDOSM physicians Robert Ablove, MD, Thomas Duquin, MD, Michael Rauh, MD, James Czyrny, MD, and Michael Freitas, MD, MSPT, are also leading the Shoulder & Elbow Week event’s efforts by serving on the Buffalo Host Committee. Since orthopaedic surgeons can be likened to the “builders” and “architects” of medical world, the planning committee has incorporated the theme of architecture with shoulder and elbow surgery for this unique event.

Dennis Maher, a University at Buffalo Department of Architecture Clinical Assistant Professor and the visionary founder and director of Assembly House 150, will serve as the evening’s keynote speaker. Part workshop, part art studio and part training ground for the building crafts, Assembly House 150 is a project that is reclaiming Buffalo’s stunning architectural past and transforming it with an eye toward the future.

Held at the iconic architectural masterpiece, the Greatbatch Pavilion at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House, the May 17 festivities will include venue tours, will be catered by Oliver’s Restaurant and will include a live auction featuring sports memorabilia, golf outings, jewelry, fine wood crafts and more.

Interested community members or organizations may view sponsorship opportunities or register to attend on the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation website.

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