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K. Keely Boyle, MD

Specialty: Lower Extremity Joint Replacement and Reconstruction

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo

4.8 out of 5

Based on 267 Patient Ratings

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716.204.3200

Office Locations

Amherst

4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226

BrookBridge

5959 Big Tree Road,
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Summit Healthplex

6934 Williams Road,
Suite 600
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

With privileges at Buffalo General Medical Center & Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

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Philosophy

Hip and knee replacement are two of the most successful surgeries created, which predictably restore motion, movement and alleviate pain. I am grateful to be able to perform first time and revision hip and knee replacements and improve the lives of my patients day in and day out. My approach to patient care and my practice is based on three cornerstones: individualized care, education and teamwork.

Each patient may have a different set of needs and personal circumstances when they come to my office for evaluation of their hip or knee pain. It is important to understand each patient’s expectations, especially return of function and activity level. I try to talk to each patient about what specific aspects of their life will help improve their mobility and decrease their pain. Many of these discussions focus on simple non-operative measures that can be done before surgery that will optimize a successful outcome after joint replacement.

Knowledge is power. Educating patients, residents, fellows, team members and myself each and every day drives engagement, participation and better outcomes for our patients. Training young surgeons gives me great joy, is our duty and is paramount for the future of Orthopedic surgery. Being diligently involved in educating residents and fellows encourages an environment of perpetual learning, curiosity and innovations. These trainees keep us on our toes and constantly challenge our knowledge on the most cutting-edge research and treatment strategies within Orthopedics. This can ultimately translate into improved care pathways and better patient outcomes.

Developing, nourishing and maintaining a cohesive team are critical to our patients’ experience. Each and every person on our hip and knee replacement team pledges to give our patients the highest level of compassion and care. We at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have established a team-based model that focuses on collaborative efforts to achieve a common goal in the most effective and efficient manner. Excellence in patient care.

Bio

I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., but Western New York is no stranger to me. I completed my Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where I served as Chief Administrative Resident. Then, I made the move to New York City to complete my adult joint replacement and reconstruction fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. There I became the Chief Fellow.

I am proud to have received various awards including the Kenneth A. Krackow Award for Outstanding Research and Clinician Scientist, the Peter A. Casagrande Award for Outstanding Performance in Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Philip D. Wilson Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopedics at Hospital for Special Surgery. I am an active member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have served on the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement committee.

Research is something that helps to drive my practice and helps me find better outcomes for my patients. My main interests include: periprosthetic joint infection (infection that occurs after hip and knee replacement), value-based care, care pathway development and the business of orthopaedics. In my free time, I enjoy mentoring young surgeons, especially women in career development in medicine and surgery.

There are three main reasons why I pursued the field of joint replacement within Orthopaedics. The first being movement; movement is vital to our health, well-being, sustainability and resilience as humans. I also think that alleviation of pain is a cornerstone of joint replacement. Hip and knee arthritis can cause debilitating pain and loss of function. We have many non-operative options to help mitigate hip and knee pain. From the surgical side, modern hip and knee replacements can alleviate pain and restore function. Lastly, there is the element of intellectual and physical challenges. Total hip and total knee replacements are increasing at an exponential rate in the United States. Although this is a wonderful fact, this translates into an extraordinary increase in the amount of revision hip and knee replacements that will need to be done in the future. These can be exquisitely complex and challenging procedures, which require a surgeon who is knowledgeable, skillful, dynamic and has an expert multidisciplinary team. I welcome and encourage taking on these challenging procedures.

Education

Education

M.D. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Washington, DC, August 2009-May 2014

B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2002-May 2006
Major: Psychology, concentration on Neuroscience

Post Graduate Training

Hospital for Special Surgery
Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Fellowship
New York, NY
July 2019 – July 2020

State University of New York
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
June 2014-June 2019

Hospital for Special Surgery 
New York, NY
Research Rotation
November 2015 – January 2016

Certifications

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Certification June 2020
MAKO Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty Certification July 2020
MAKO Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Re-Certification July 2020
MAKO Robotic Total Hip Replacement Re-Certification July 2020
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards

James A. Rand Award
Young Investigators Award for Clinical Excellence in Knee Related Research American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2020

Philip D. Wilson Award – Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research Hospital for Special Surgery, 2020

Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Award for Research
Excellence by a Fellow
Hospital for Special Surgery, 2020

Chief Administrative Fellow
Hospital for Special Surgery, 2019-2020

Chief Administrative Resident 
University at Buffalo, 2018-2019

Kenneth A. Krackow Award – Outstanding Research Award and Clinician Scientist, 2019

Peter A. Casagrande Award – Outstanding Resident Performance in Orthopedic Surgery, 2019 

Gillespie Award for Pediatric Orthopedics, 2019

Eugene R. Mindell, MD Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Day Research Award – University at Buffalo, 2018-2019

Charles S. Neer Award Nomination  American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2018-2019

Eugene R. Mindell, MD Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Day Research Award – University at Buffalo, 2017-2018

Resident Research Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ASES Open Meeting/Specialty Day, 2017

Eugene R. Mindell, MD Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Day Research Award – University at Buffalo, 2016-2017

Eugene R. Mindell, MD Orthopaedic Residency Scientific Day Research Award – University at Buffalo, 2015-2016

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society – George Washington University 2014-present

Activities

American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2018-Present
American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons Young Leadership 2019-Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Patient Safety Committee 2017- 2019
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons June 2014-Present

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