It is my goal to treat every patient with great care and understanding. I will work individually with each patient to help deliver the highest-quality treatment for their specific injury.
Education is the cornerstone of my practice. One of the most important jobs that I have is to educate my patients about their problem. I created this website to help my patients better understand their problem and the treatment process. I have also enjoyed years of teaching and contributing to the education of our future physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists. In order to excel at my profession I have remained highly committed to continuing my own education.
As a sports medicine and active lifestyle physician, I understand the need to have rapid access to an injury expert. Receiving a timely, accurate evaluation is the first key step to a speedy recovery. Patients will initiate a detailed, patient-specific treatment as soon as possible. While surgery is sometimes required, the need for surgery can usually be alleviated by more conservative measures such as physical therapy, medicine and sometimes an injection. Accurate modification of the plan, based on treatment response and compliance, is another key to success. I view surgery as a last resort. However, if surgery is necessary, I strive to provide my patients with the most technologically advanced surgical treatments.
I understand that each patient is unique with their own interests, expectations and personal circumstances. Combining this information with my knowledge of your injury allows me to suggest the most appropriate treatment course to meet your goals. All treatments are a partnership between the patient and me, based on mutual trust, respect and understanding.
I would like to thank my current patients for allowing me to participate in their care and pledge the same level of commitment to those patients who are new to my practice.
Dr. Marc S. Fineberg was born and raised in Western New York. Upon graduating from Williamsville North High School and entering Syracuse University as a biology major, it was his career goal to become an academic orthopaedic surgeon who took care of sports teams in Western New York.
This would allow him to merge his interests in the sciences, teaching, sports and his hometown community. Since that time, Dr. Fineberg has sought out the best educational opportunities to prepare him for taking on this challenge. After stops in Syracuse, Chicago, New York, and Boston to further his education, he returned to Buffalo to join UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Growth of Dr. Fineberg’s clinical practice has provided him many teaching opportunities. Over the years he has continued to teach orthopaedic surgery residents, fellows and medical students. He has served as a preceptor for various academic programs, including physician assistant, athletic training, physical therapy and college and high school programs. Dr. Fineberg is very active in all of the orthopaedic department’s educational opportunities, such as lecturing, journal clubs, course administration, role modeling in the office, training in surgical techniques and research mentoring.
Dr. Fineberg has immersed himself in local sports medicine team care. This started with the University at Buffalo Bulls and has included many local high school teams, community events, the Buffalo Destroyers (Arena Football League) and Buffalo Bandits (National Lacrosse League). He currently serves as team physician for the Buffalo Bills (National Football League), Buffalo Sabres (National Hockey League) and UB Bulls (NCAA Division I Athletics). His care has not only applied to athletes at every level but is extended to the coaches, administrators, support staff, families and friends.
Dr. Fineberg has worked hard at studying and practicing the art of performing arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He’s particularly proud of his capabilities in treating complex shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries with an all-arthroscopic technique, as well as his current state-of-the-art approach to ACL reconstruction surgery.
In addition to practicing in the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Lab, Dr. Fineberg has traveled around the country and overseas to stay on the cutting edge of care. He is equally passionate about office-based orthopaedics with a focus on prevention, diagnosis and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic sports medicine related problems.
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
Millard Fillmore Surgery Center
Syracuse University B.S. Biology, 1989
Northwestern University Medical School, M.D., 1993
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Team Physician, Buffalo Bills
Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres
Team Physician, University at Buffalo, NCAA Division I Athletics
Head Football Team Physician, University at Buffalo, NCAA Division I Football
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
NHL Team Physician Society
February 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMDOSM Residents Participate in Surgical Skills Study
January 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: 14 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as 2020 Buffalo Spree’s Top Docs
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: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: New Study Shows Effects of BMI on Knee Meniscus Surgery
January 2018 – The Jewish Journal: Marc Fineberg: Team Guy and Native Son: Making Buffalo Better One Shoulder at a Time
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?
July 2017 – The Buffalo News: Bills physician, SNL producer among Williamsville alumni chosen for Wall of Fame
July 2016 – The Buffalo News: Summer is prime time for getting outdoors and trying new exercises
May 2016 – The Buffalo News: More opportunities than ever to bike in Buffalo for work, fitness, fun
Mary Jo – Secretary
Heather – Office Staff
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
“I saw Dr. Fineberg to evaluate my knee after a patella tendon rupture repair. He was kind, caring and very straight forth in his evaluation. He told me that to make my knee feel better, I needed to get on the bike and start riding. He shared his passion for exercise with me, and as a result I lost 45 pounds in four months and my knee feels great! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and helping me in my recovery!”
“I wanted to thank you for the excellent service we received at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. One of our basketball players suffered a knee injury just before our regional playoffs. Dr. Fineberg’s staff swiftly got us an appointment the next day and, with truly exceptional service, secured our MRI scan at another local office – to overcome the fact their own MRI machine was booked by other patients. Beyond his excellent care and expertise, Dr. Fineberg took the time to contact our player that night with the results of her scan.”
“Dr. Fineberg performed reconstructive ACL surgery on both of my knees. I just wanted to express my gratitude since my knees are still doing very well. I am grateful for having such a great surgeon repair both of my knees.”
“Dear Dr. Fineberg, The practice you’ve established is extremely impressive, exceptionally professional and very knowledgeable, specifically in the field of orthopedics. The PA’s you’ve brought on board have credentials and experience one can dream about. It doesn’t stop there, however, and I would remiss by not mentioning the glue that bines this organization together and that would be the nurses, technicians and specifically the administrative staff. You’re an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. Your great personality coupled with your dedication and diversity makes you the number one draft pick in all fields. You take the times to explain the complicated procedures that you’re going to preform on patients that all non-medical personnel can understand. There is no limit to what you won’t tackle.”
“In the last six years I have suffered two skiing related injuries, completely tearing my ACL in each knee. The first time was more traumatic since it was new and little scary. Dr. Marc Fineberg took the time to put me at ease by fully discussing my options, both surgical and non-surgical, and the recovery with me. In 2009, he reconstructed my right ACL, taking the time during surgery to give me as minimal scarring as possible. Post-surgery, he and his team saw me through my recovery and in six months’ time I was 100% and pain free. I am an avid runner and was pleased to return to the sport I loved. In an effort to take better care of my knees, I started cross training, biking and swimming. Thanks to my ACL surgery and the full confidence Dr. Fineberg gave me in my repaired knee, I am now a triathlete. I was also able to return to skiing without any need for a brace or other support devices. Unfortunately, after six years I got a little over confident with my skiing and ended up tearing my other ACL. Without hesitation, I called Dr. Fineberg again. Dr. Fineberg explained that there had been some advancement in the procedures for performing the surgery since he saw me last and again fully explained my options. In 2015, he reconstructed my left ACL using the most recent, state of the art techniques. I am pleased to say that this recovery was even better than the last. I am again back to 100% and pain free. I am able to fully perform my daily functions both at home and work without limitation and I have returned to running, biking, swimming, sailing and yoga. I am sure that I will ski again, just a little more cautiously. My experience with Dr. Fineberg and UBMD Orthopaedics has been extremely positive. The front office is efficient, professional and considerate of my time as a patient. Dr. Fineberg, his PA Greg Burkhard and his Administrative Assistant MaryJo, take a personal interest in their patients and are responsive to patient concerns and questions. It was also very convenient and comfortable to be able to have my X-rays and MRI performed on site in the UBMD Orthopaedics Office. Dr. Fineberg prides himself on providing innovative, comprehensive and personalized care designed to return his patients to their desired level of functioning. He has done that for me twice and I will be forever grateful.”
"The dump trailer I was operating tipped over. I hit the right shoulder on the passenger side . Dr. Fineberg took the time with me. I needed surgery and the staff and Dr. Fineberg was super. I have suggested Dr. Fineberg to others.
"We can never appreciate what Dr. Fineberg has done, thank you so much."
I saw Dr. Fineberg to evaluate my knee after a patella tendon rupture repair. He was kind, caring and very straight forth in his evaluation. He told me that to make my knee feel better, I needed to get on the bike and start riding. He shared his passion for exercise with me, and as a result, I lost 45 pounds in four months and my knee feels great! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and helping me in my recovery, Dr. Fineberg!
In 2016, Dr. Fineberg performed extensive right shoulder repair of [a] rotator cuff, labrum tear, and torn biceps tendon. Postoperatively, I attended 12 weeks of PT under the supervision of DPTs, not PTs. My shoulder now is right where I wanted it and where Dr. Fineberg said it would be. This physician was bombarded by constant reminders of how I wanted to return to athletics and an active life. He did 100+ percent of my hopes and expectations.
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service we received at UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. One of our basketball players suffered a knee injury just before our Regional Playoffs. Dr. Fineberg’s staff swiftly got us an appointment the next day and, with truly exceptional service, secured our MRI scan at another local office – to overcome the fact their own MRI machine was booked by other patients. Beyond his excellent care and expertise, Dr. Fineberg took the time to contact our player that night with the results of her scan. With great appreciation, I can assure you that if GCC has further sports medicine needs, we will be choosing Dr. Fineberg and UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Dr. Fineberg performed reconstructive ACL surgery on both of my knees several years ago. I just wanted to express my gratitude since my knees are still doing very well several years down the line. I am grateful for having such a great surgeon repair both of my knees.
Dear Dr. Fineberg,
The practice you’ve established is extremely impressive, exceptionally professional and very knowledgeable, specifically, in the field of orthopedics. The PAs you’ve brought on board have credentials and experience one can only dream about. It doesn’t stop there, however, and I would remiss by not mentioning the glue that binds this organization together and that would be the nurses, technicians and specifically the administrative staff.
You’re an exceptional orthopedic surgeon. Your great personality coupled with your dedication and diversity makes you the number one draft pick in all fields. You take the time to explain the complicated procedures that you’re going to perform on patients in terms that all non-medical personnel can understand. There is no limit to what you won’t tackle.
So far my experience with UB Ortho and Dr. Fineberg and his staff has been excellent. I have already referred someone to Dr. Fineberg and will continue to do so in the future. I’m looking forward to getting back to my normal active life and I have Dr. Fineberg’s skill and UB Ortho’s professionalism to thank for that!
My 15-year-old daughter tore her ACL/Meniscus while playing basketball. Dr. Fineberg’s office staff were excellent in getting her in to see the doctor and scheduling her for surgery one week later. Dr. Fineberg said the surgery went “perfect” when he spoke with us afterwards. My husband and I agree! My daughter did not have any bleeding or swelling after the surgery and her scar is going to be minimal. She has been recovering very well and we expect she will be back participating in sports next year. Thank you, your staff were thoughtful and caring and we appreciated your confidence, professionalism, and skill. We would recommend Dr. Fineberg to anyone that needs ACL/Meniscus repair.
Dr. Fineberg, Thanks for the continued excellent & professional environment that I have experienced in my 3 years of our relationship. Your bedside manner is very relaxing, yet straightforward. The office is extremely efficient given your great staff (Greg/PA, Mary Jo & Heather ) & I have not had one mishap or gap in communication due to their addressing issues on time, all the time! Since my initial rotator cuff surgery in 2013, I am confident, with it in your hands, the left one will work out just as well, if not better! I have thanked my GP in initially referring me to you, as I am blessed to be in good hands! Keep the Faith & keep up the ‘GREAT WORK’!