John M. Marzo, MD
Specialty: Education & Research
My clinical practice has recently changed from traditional arthroscopic and sports related orthopedic surgery to focus full time on education and research. The time gained from no longer going to the operating room will be used to expand my roles as a teacher and a clinical researcher.
My philosophy and goals of the arthroscopy teaching lab are:
- Provide for instruction of the basics of arthroscopy, including the physics, optics, and electronics of the equipment used in the operating room.
- Teach all relevant superficial and arthroscopic anatomy of the major joints of the body.
- Demonstrate and practice the navigational skills of arthroscopy, such as orientation, localization, triangulation and quadrangulation.
- Demonstrate and practice diagnostic arthroscopy of all of the major joints.
- Instruct and proctor performance of the basic and advanced arthroscopic procedures.
- Encourage research into existing and emerging arthroscopic technologies and procedures.
- Provide subjective and objective feedback on the acquisition of arthroscopic skill as it pertains to career guidance.
- Introduce and instruct using virtual reality and evaluate a process of credentialing doctors based on simulator testing for competence.
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
955 Main St.
Buffalo, New York 14203
Colgate University, B.A. Chemistry, 1980
State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse, M.D., 1984
University at Buffalo, M.A. Anatomical Sciences, 1986
Orthopaedic Basic Science Fellowship
University at Buffalo, 1986
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University at Buffalo, 1990
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship
The Hospital for Special Surgery
Cornell University Hospital Medical Center, New York New York, 1991
Medical Director, Buffalo Bills, 1995-2015
Medical Director, Buffalo Sabres, 1995-2003
Erie County Medical Society
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New York State Medical Society
February 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMDOSM Residents Participate in Surgical Skills Study
August 2019 – UBMD Ortho News: Dr. John M. Marzo to Transition into Education & Research
May 2018 – Buffalo Business First: UB medical school program takes unique approach to anatomy
April 2018 – University at Buffalo: New medical simulation center offers fresh perspectives on the human body
March 2018 – University at Buffalo: AMA chief tours new Jacobs School building
March 2018 – The American Journal of Sports Medicine: Chondral lesions can hinder recovery from partial meniscectomy
February 2018 – The Buffalo News: Former Bills team doctor shifts focus to family, new UB medical school
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
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?
April 2017 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMD Ortho Physicians Accepting Patients Downtown at Conventus in May
June 2016 – Caresteam Health: Clinical Study of Patella Instability with CBCT Technology
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
"As usual an excellent visit. Dr. Marzo & staff always helpful, pleasant, and informative."
I recently visited Dr. John Marzo for a rotator cuff tear. Dr. Marzo has previously performed ACL surgery and microfracture surgery on my knee. Dr. Marzo also repaired a labral tear in my shoulder. I was sad to see that Dr. Marzo was not doing surgery anymore as he did a great job on my knee and shoulder. I have recommended dozens of people to Dr. Marzo because of my experience with Dr. Marzo and his assistant Kathy. Dr. Marzo is very thorough and professional besides being a great surgeon. I will continue to recommend anyone to Dr. Marzo and his practice.
Dear Dr. Marzo, My daughter tore her ACL ski racing. The surgery went really well and her rehab went well too. She went back to ski racing for the 2014/2015 ski season. Her ACL was strong, but getting back to where she left off was very difficult. There was still some pain and soreness in her knee and she was still getting her functional strength back. I am sure it is no surprise to you that it is a long rehab process. By the end of that season, she was skiing much better, but still working her way back. Last ski season (2015/2016) she was back 100%. She qualified for the New York State team from WNY and went on to win the New York State Championship for her age group in Super G. She also finished 7th in Giant Slalom and 4th in Slalom. She advanced to the Eastern Championships in Sunday River, Maine. Her knee is strong and she is doing great. She can’t wait to ski race again this season. She is also playing lacrosse and rowing. This photo was taken at the New York State Championships this past season. My daughter is a strong and athletic high school freshman now and able to do all the sports and activities she loves. My wife, my daughter and I wanted to thank you again for taking care of her and for doing such a good job on her surgery.