John M. Marzo, MD
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Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
955 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
I retired from clinical practice in 2018, and have focus my career on research and education. The time gained from no longer going to the operating room and seeing patients have been used to expand my roles as a teacher and a clinical researcher.
Teaching is a major focus, and I have coordinated and written a curriculum for instruction in the Department of Orthopedics Arthroscopy Lab for the last 13 years. We now occupy considerable space in the Surgical Simulation Suite of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Increased laboratory time should improve the level of knowledge, and enhance the efficiency and speed of our trainees with respect to arthroscopic anatomy, and acquisition of the psychomotor skills required for surgical arthroscopy. Through a generous philanthropic gift, we were able to purchase a virtual reality arthroscopic surgery simulator. We have now trained nine years of resident classes on the simulator, and continue to upgrade the system’s hardware and software. I teach an upper level fourth year medical school course – Anat 801 Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy in the spring of each academic calendar.
My research interests in the basic sciences relate to the biomechanics of the shoulder and the knee, with the most recent projects investigating the relationship of meniscus root tears to clinical presentation and long term prognosis. I continue to participate in the Department’s largest clinical trial investigating the relationship of a surgical chondroplasty to clinical outcome, with patients now being followed at ten years. I am active in pursuing clinical questions that can be answered by statistical review of our practice’s databases and patient reported outcomes measures, or by performing metaanalysis on the literature regarding sports related conditions. I serve on a committee that supervises and reviews the research projects of our Department’s Orthopedic Residents and Fellows in training. I have also advised PhD candidates seeking advanced degrees in the Departments of Exercise Science, biology, and Anthropology.
I am very fulfilled by participating in the above – the three pillars of a physician/scientist’s activity – clinical medicine, teaching, and research.
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
February 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMDOSM Residents Participate in Surgical Skills Study
August 2019 – UBMD Ortho News: Dr. John M. Marzo to Transition into Education & Research
May 2018 – Buffalo Business First: UB medical school program takes unique approach to anatomy
April 2018 – University at Buffalo: New medical simulation center offers fresh perspectives on the human body
March 2018 – University at Buffalo: AMA chief tours new Jacobs School building
March 2018 – The American Journal of Sports Medicine: Chondral lesions can hinder recovery from partial meniscectomy
February 2018 – The Buffalo News: Former Bills team doctor shifts focus to family, new UB medical school
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
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?
April 2017 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMD Ortho Physicians Accepting Patients Downtown at Conventus in May
June 2016 – Caresteam Health: Clinical Study of Patella Instability with CBCT Technology