UBMD Ortho Adds 2015 Gillespie Award Winner to Surgeon Staff

9 Aug 2016 entries, news

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine expands its team this August with the addition of a talented new surgeon from Harvard University, Joseph B. Kuechle, MD, PhD.

Dr. Kuechle specializes in orthopaedic oncology and lower extremity joint replacement and reconstruction.

Winner of the University at Buffalo’s Department of Orthopaedics’ 2015 Gillespie Award for Pediatric Orthopaedics, Dr. Kuechle states, “I pursued the fields of orthopaedic oncology and joint reconstruction because I enjoy helping people with complex issues return to moving and living full lives.”

A proud Buffalo native, Dr. Kuechle’s strong ties to the community influence his passionate work ethic and drive to better the lives of those around him through his work.

“I’m proud to work on a variety of clinical and basic science research issues so that I can advance care for my patients,” he said.

Dr. Kuechle holds his doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy in biomedical engineering degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He then pursued his musculoskeletal oncology fellowship at the prestigious Harvard University, working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kuechle will begin seeing patients on August 8, 2016 at the University Orthopaedic Center on Harlem Road in Amherst. He will also see patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where he can coordinate cancer care with other specialists who help patients through all phases of their cancer experience.