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Primary Care Sports Medicine, UB Concussion Management Clinic, Clinical Research Director
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Williamsville, NY 14221

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As a primary care sports medicine physician, my goal is to provide the best evidence-based evaluation and treatment practices to patients with concussion and post-concussion syndrome and to conduct clinical and physiological research on these conditions.  I currently serve as medical director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, which is located at UB South Campus. This is the first center in the United States to use a standardized treadmill test to establish recovery from concussion and to use exercise in the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged concussion symptoms. I’m also the director of outcomes research for the Department of Orthopaedics and program director for the UB Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.


Fordham University, B.S., 1981
State University of New York at Buffalo, M.D., 1985

Hospital Training
Resident Physician in Internal Medicine
New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard University, 1985-1988

Sports Medicine Fellow, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990-1991
Faculty Development Fellowship, University at Buffalo
Department of Family Medicine, 1990-1991


Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
Also Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine


Recipient of 2024 North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) Award for Innovative Clinical Treatment.

Recipient of the 2022 Stockton Kimball Award for Outstanding Scholar and Researcher in the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Top Doctor – 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2024

Stockton Kimball Award – 2022

Recipient of 2021 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

Winner of the 2019 Buffalo Translational Consortium Clinical Research Achievement Award.

American Medical Society for Sports

Medicine Best Overall Research – 2016


Director of Outcomes Research, Department of Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo
Research Assistant Professor of Physiology, University at Buffalo
Team Physician, University at Buffalo Athletics

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Physicians
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society


November 2022 – U.S. Department of Defense awards UB physicians $4.8 million to launch non-drug, clinical trial on concussion treatment for the military
October 2022 –
What’s a concussion? How many is too many? What if I hit my head on a door?
October 2022 –
It’s never ‘just’ a concussion. Your brain is vulnerable and hurting.
September 2022 – Tua Suffers Concussion, Fans Upset With NFL
September 2022 –
UB concussion expert: Tua Tagovailoa shouldn’t have played Thursday
September 2022 –
UB professor provides perspective on Tua Tagovailoa injury
June 2022 –
Leading Concussion Expert Wins Stockton Kimball Award
October 2021
UB News: Aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery in adolescent athletes
June 2021 UBNow: 21 faculty, staff receive Chancellor’s Awards 
February 2021 – Why should I visit the UB Concussion Management Center? 
February 2021 – What is a concussion? 
February 2021 – Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion 
February 2021 – Research in Concussion 
December 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: 16 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Buffalo Spree’s 2021 Top Docs
October 2020
 – Niagara Frontier Publications: Jacobs School researchers help identify biomarker for concussions in saliva
October 2020 – UBMD Physician’s Group: Jacobs School researchers help identify biomarker for concussions in saliva
July 2020 – CNN Health: As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits 
January 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: 14 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as 2020 Buffalo Spree’s Top Docs 
October 2019 – CNN Health: These high school sports have the highest concussion rates 
October 2019 – WKBW: Concussion protocol is the same for pro athletes and youth athletes 
September 2019 – WKBW: Concussion experts weigh in on new concussion legislation 
February 2019 –  WGRZ: Original Report: Remembering Steve Montador 
February 2019 – The Buffalo News: Editorial: UB research duo makes leap forward in treating concussions
January 2019 – WBFO: UB study finds moderate exercise speeds concussion recovery 
January 2019 – UBNow: Concussed adolescent athletes ‘prescribed’ aerobic exercise recovered faster 
January 2019 – The Buffalo News: UB concussion study hailed as ‘landmark’ likely to influence treatment worldwide
August 2018 – University at Buffalo: Comprehensive study of 21 retired NFL and NHL players doesn’t find evidence or early onset dementia 
August 2018 – WKBW: UB researchers studied the brains of retired Bills & Sabres players 
August 2018 – WGRZ: UB study looks at dementia in NFL, NHL players
August 2018 – Niagara Gazette: Former Bills safety highlights concussion talk 
July 2018 – Niagara Frontier Publications: WNY Public Health Alliance, state Public Health Association talk concussion management 
April 2018 – Star Advertiser: Experts piece together new treatment protocols for student athletes
March 2018 
– UBMD Physicians’ Group: Keep Your Head in the Game (of Life): Identifying and Avoiding Concussions
February 2018 – University at Buffalo: New blood test detects traumatic brain injury – not concussion – UB expert warns 
February 2018 – University at Buffalo: Leddy Cautions New Test Detects Brain Bleeding – Not Concussion
February 2018 – WIVB: FDA approves first blood test to diagnose traumatic brain injuries
February 2018 – WIVB: Local concussion expert weighs-in on new data about CTE
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
December 2017 – Newswise: AMSSM Awards $300,000 Research Grant for Concussion Recovery Study
November 2017 – Scoop: Hard Hitting Concussions Spark Response 
November 2017 – NZ Herald: Heads put together to help 35,000 Kiwi concussion sufferers 
August 2017 – UBMD Ortho: Concussion Facebook Live
July 2017 – WIVB: CTE study puts spotlight on football safety in WNY
June 2017 – University at Buffalo: Concussion Guidelines Adopted at International Level
May 2017 – The Straits Times: It’s better to move 1, 2 days after concussion
May 2017 – University at Buffalo: New concussion guidelines updated to eliminate one key component: prolonged rest
May 2017 – WKBW: UB concussion expert: light activity is the best way to get better faster 
May 2017 – New York Times: New Advice to Move More After a Concussion
May 2017 – WGRZ: Bengini: The bike helmet made all the difference
March 2017 – University at Buffalo: Observation Study Adds Evidence of Post-Concussion Excercise Benefit
March 2017 – Time Warner Cable News: Study: Female Athletes Sidelines by Concussions More Often Than Men
October 2016 – The Wall Street Journal: New Thinking on Concussion Treatment 
September 2016 – In Good Health: Heads Up: Concussions Can Endanger High School Athletes
June 2016 – The Buffalo News: No easy answers in concussion suit
June 2016 – University at Buffalo: Leddy Receives National Award for Research on Concussion in Teens
May 2016 – The Buffalo News: Hope for the future: Local athletes find alternative that could shorten concussion recovery time
May 2016 – Reuters: Concussions tied to more school problems than other injuries
April 2016 – The Buffalo News: Knowing the causes, symptoms and treatment is the best defense against the long-term dangers of concussions

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