As a physician specializing in orthopaedic surgery, I focus on a combination of advanced nonoperative and operative techniques to treat injuries in patients of all ages and activity levels. My emphasis is on eliminating pain, preserving joints and restoring function so that my patients can return to their normal activity levels safely and as soon as possible. When surgery is necessary, I use advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder, hip and knee reconstruction. I continually try to refine and develop new techniques so that my patients always receive the best possible care.
My practice extends outside of the operating room and clinic. I care for injuries as they occur at community, high school, college, professional and international sports events. By direct interaction with athletes, “weekend warriors,” parents, coaches and administrators, I help provide injury prevention, injury treatment and recovery for safe return to activity.
5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
Southtowns Surgery Center
Canisius College B.S. Biology, 1997
State University of New York Upstate Medical School, M.D., 2001
University at Buffalo, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2002 – 2006
Sports Medicine Fellowship
AOSSM Herodicus Society 2007 North American Traveling Fellowship
University of Michigan Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
Assistant Team Physician, University at Buffalo, NCAA Division I Basketball
Assistant Team Physician and Orthopaedic Consultant, Buffalo Bandits, National Lacrosse League
Team Physician and Orthopaedic Consultant, Rochester Americans
Team Physician, Erie Community College
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
March 2021 – UBMD Ortho News: From Living in Pain to Bouncing Back
February 2021 – Exercising with Knee Pain
March 2018 – The American Journal of Sports Medicine: Chondral lesions can hinder recovery from partial meniscectomy
February 2018 – University at Buffalo: Weight Not a Factor in Outcome of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: New Study Shows Effects of BMI on Knee Meniscus Surgery
November 2017 – Orchard Park Bee: Hip replacements, arthroscopy coming to Southtowns Surgery Center
November 2017 – Becker’s ASC Review: Dr. Brian McGrath performs 1st outpatient hip replacement at Southtowns Surgery Center – 4 insights
July 2017 – University at Buffalo: Orthopaedics Chair and Former Trainees Honored for Best Paper
July 2017 – University at Buffalo: Knee surgery: Have we been doing it wrong?
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
Dear Dr. Geoffrey A. Bernas, MD,
I just wanted to send my thanks to UB Orthopaedics staff for arranging my surgery ASAP in order to provide me time for rehab with the goal of having a successful trip to Alaska. Most of all, I want to recognize you for providing your diagnosis, my options and your preferred recommendation. The surgery to my knee was a great success which allowed me to fill my life long dream of doing a true wilderness hunt in the mountains in Alaska.
Included are a few pictures to let you see the mountains I climbed and traversed for 8 consecutive days. My knee performed perfectly or better put, just as good as my other. I trained as hard as possible for the trip which contributed to my ability to endure the ruggedness of the mountains.
The hunt took place in the walk-in only area of the Chugach Mountains. Walk-in only means no motorized vehicles, planes, aerial support or animals can assist the hunter while hunting and is considered 100% fair chase. I was successful on the 5th day of the hunt and was approximately 25 miles into the mountains from the trail head. It was surreal, a memory I will never forget.
Dear Dr. Geoffrey A. Bernas, MD,
I wish to thank you for the wonderful care for my shoulder repair in 2012. I didn’t know how bad it was until it started feeling better. Because of the wonderful care I received, I contacted UBMD for back surgery. I also had wonderful care from Dr. Lindsey Clark, MD in 2013. I haven’t felt this good in years. I recently tore the MCL’s in the right leg and left leg. I contacted Dr. Bernas and he has me on a course of PT to see if that will take care of it. He thoroughly explained my options and I know things will work out. Thanks again Dr. Bernas and Dr. Clark!