Michael R. Ferrick, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine
I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember; no other occupation was ever a consideration. I am privileged and thankful to be able to be a doctor and help people on a daily basis.
Early in my education I wanted to be an eye doctor, but once I rotated through orthopaedic surgery during medical school, I knew I had found my place in medicine. Although in orthopaedic surgery we do not routinely save someone‘s life in the sense of preventing death, we do save people’s lives on a regular daily basis. As orthopaedic surgeons, we are able to help people continue to live the life that they want to live- whether it is enjoying a sport, working, or just walking; our orthopaedic treatments frequently “save” or restore that life.
I am very happy to be part of UBMD via the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine group, a great group of doctors, physician extenders, and support staff. We work as a team to help each other provide excellent orthopaedic care for the people of WNY and beyond. We have the privilege and responsibility of teaching medical students and orthopaedic surgery residents, the next generation!
One of the things I enjoy most about our profession / specialty is the constant innovation and improvement in the methods and techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, to help “save the lives” of our patients.
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
818 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
University of Michigan Medical School, M.D., 1992
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science, 1987
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University at Buffalo, 1993-1997
Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery Fellowship
2001-2002 Texas Scottish Rite
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Medical Advisory Committee, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
January 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: 14 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as 2020 Buffalo Spree’s Top Docs
April 2018 – Kaleida Health: Pediatric Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
November 2017 – The Buffalo News: Time in weight room comes with pro and cons for young athletes
March 2017 – Kiss 98.5: Pediatric Orthopedics
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
Over the weekend my son fell and ended up fracturing his arm. I was nervous about going to a specialist with a 23-month-old in fear of a long wait time for just a few minutes with the doctor. But I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone I spoke to today was great. Right from the first call the receptionist was quite polite and sincerely apologized when I was put on a longer than usual hold. They were able to squeeze my son in on the same day that I called. When we arrived there was an activity block for him to play with while I filled out paperwork and he didn’t mind the 10 minute wait to be called back. When we were called back we were greeted by the receptionist in the pediatric area. She was very friendly and even let my son take one of the toys from the waiting room back into our room to help keep him entertained. When we met Shelby she was amazing with my son. She was gentle and patient with him. Even though he was scared, it put me at ease that she wasn’t uncomfortable working with a “difficult” child. When we saw Dr. Ferrick he didn’t just jump in and start examining my son. He started talking to him and letting my son warm up to him. We ended up needing a cast and a repeat X-ray and even then everyone was amazing with my toddler. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to be seen by this amazing group of people. Thank you!!!