William M. Wind, Jr., MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
6934 Williams Road, Suite 600
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
Catholic Health (Sisters Hospital)
Kaleida Health (Millard Fillmore Suburban, Southtowns Surgery Center)
Millard Fillmore Surgery Center
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
University at Buffalo, B.A. Biology 1993
University at Buffalo, M.D. 1997
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University at Buffalo
Department of Orthopaedics, 1998 – 2002
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Team Physician – Buffalo Sabres
Head Orthopaedist, Niagara Community College Athletics
Head Team Physician – Rochester Americans
Head Team Physician – University at Buffalo Athletics
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
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
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?
August 2016 – WGRZ: Knee and Shoulder Injuries
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy & Reconstruction
"Thank you Tara Richards for your attentiveness in closely hearing out my health issues and deep concern or my well being. I am seeing results as the days go by with your recommendations on how to take care of my medical concerns. Physical therapy was the answer not drugs, and you immediately understood my cry or the right way to help me heal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
I had an appointment to see Dr. Wind yesterday. I have never had such a pleasant experience when seeing a physician. The staff, from making my appointment, to reception, to imaging, to physical exam, were exceptional! Getting an appointment quickly and being seen on time are just about unheard of these days. It was great to have both happen.
I am very happy we chose the team of doctors, therapists, trainers and staff at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine when our son, Ben, tore his ACL and meniscus. Dr. Wind and his professional staff treated Ben with care and compassion, and their experience in dealing with athletes was evident. After surgery, Ben began his long road of physical therapy and rehabilitation at NFMMC’s Summit Physical Therapy, working with Maragaux and Ken. They knew the protocols and expectations that Dr. Wind had, and they consulted with him when necessary to ensure Ben was recovering as expected. Ben completed physical therapy with a completely “functional” knee, but as an athlete that hadn’t played sports in several months, he wasn’t ready to “return to play” at the higher physical level. The NFMMC’s Competitive Edge’s ACL Bridge Program was the perfect transition to get Ben back on the field. Working one-on-one with athletic trainer, Fernando, provided Ben with the physical and strength training he needed to prepare him for his return. Now that Ben is cleared and back at Lew-Port playing sports again, he is under the watch and care of our athletic trainer, Jason, from NFMMC/UBMD Ortho. Knowing that Jason is there and aware of Ben’s prior injury is reassuring; his knowledge and care for the athletes is second to none. If a problem arises, Jason is there to evaluate and contact Dr. Wind, if necessary. The team at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has provided Ben with a complete, comprehensive, all-encompassing recovery; they work together for the successful “return to play” of the athlete.
I saw Dr. Wind back in 2007 after I had injured my shoulder at work and could no longer lift. He tried several therapies before surgery was the only option. He performed arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder, removing bone spurs that were fraying my rotator cuff and arthritis from my collar bone. Here, 7 years later I still have full range of motion and use of that arm. I am going to try and return to him for the elbow on that arm, as well. His rapport with his patients is excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing shoulder treatment.
Dr. Wind reconstructed my daughter’s ACL after a basketball injury. Once she completed PT, they recommended the ACL Bridge program to transition her back to sports. Fernando was amazing and this program made a HUGE difference in her strength and, more importantly, her confidence. Prior to completing it, she was very afraid of re-injury and was apprehensive about returning to school sports. After about the 6th session – she told me her knee felt GREAT and there was no discernible difference between the knees. Great program and Fernando was a great trainer.
I saw Andrea Castonguay, PA for Dr. William Wind today. I had an excellent experience! She was professional, took her time with me and explained everything very clearly. She injected my knee and it was painless. I would highly recommend her.