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Dr. Geoffrey A. Bernas

Geoffrey A. Bernas, MD, FAAOS

Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy & Reconstruction

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo

4.7 out of 5

Based on 1,390 Patient Ratings

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Office Locations


5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127

716 Health

111 North Maplemere,      Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

With privileges at Catholic Health, Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health, & Southtowns Surgery Center

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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.


Canisius College B.S. Biology, 1997
State University of New York Upstate Medical School, M.D., 2001  

Hospital Training
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


Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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? 

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