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John M. Marzo, MD

Education & Research
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Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

955 Main St. 
Buffalo, NY 14203

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My clinical practice has recently changed from traditional arthroscopic and sports related orthopedic surgery to focus full time on education and research.  The time gained from no longer going to the operating room will be used to expand my roles as a teacher and a clinical researcher.

My philosophy and goals of the arthroscopy teaching lab are:

  • Provide for instruction of the basics of arthroscopy, including the physics, optics, and electronics of the equipment used in the operating room.
  • Teach all relevant superficial and arthroscopic anatomy of the major joints of the body.
  • Demonstrate and practice the navigational skills of arthroscopy, such as orientation, localization, triangulation and quadrangulation.
  • Demonstrate and practice diagnostic arthroscopy of all of the major joints.
  • Instruct and proctor performance of the basic and advanced arthroscopic procedures.
  • Encourage research into existing and emerging arthroscopic technologies and procedures.
  • Provide subjective and objective feedback on the acquisition of arthroscopic skill as it pertains to career guidance.
  • Introduce and instruct using virtual reality and evaluate a process of credentialing doctors based on simulator testing for competence.


Colgate University, B.A. Chemistry, 1980
State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse, M.D., 1984
University at Buffalo, M.A. Anatomical Sciences, 1986

Orthopaedic Basic Science Fellowship
University at Buffalo, 1986

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University at Buffalo, 1990

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship
The Hospital for Special Surgery
Cornell University Hospital Medical Center, New York New York, 1991


Medical Director, Buffalo Bills, 1995-2015
Medical Director, Buffalo Sabres, 1995-2003

Erie County Medical Society
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New York State Medical Society


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