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Leslie J. Bisson, MD

Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, Clinical Research Department Chair

June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD, Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedics
Associate Dean for Clinical Transformation
Medical Director, Buffalo Bills
Medical Director, Buffalo Sabres
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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111 North Maplemere,      Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

With privileges at Millard Fillmore Surgery Center

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As the June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, I’m committed to our mission of compassionate care, innovative research, and collaborative education. I joined UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2007, and became Chair in 2013. I serve as the Team Physician for both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, and Team Orthopedist for Buffalo State College. My practice is primarily located at the Amherst Health Center in Amherst, New York.

I’m highly committed to outstanding clinical care, and strive to provide the most advanced operative and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic sports medicine conditions, using scientifically proven methods, delivered in an empathetic and caring fashion.


University of Minnesota
Genetics and Cell Biology, B.S., 1987
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, M.D., 1991

Hospital Training
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Hospital for Special Surgery
Cornell University Medical Center, New York, 1996

American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, Alabama, 1997


Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


NFL Physicians Society’s (NFLPS) Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence – 2024

Pat Tillman Award for Service – 2023

Top Doctor – 2018, 2020, 2021, 2024

Who’s Who in HealthCare – 2019


Medical Director, Buffalo Sabres
Medical Director, Buffalo Bills
Team Orthopedist – Buffalo State College

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Sports Medicine
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Medical Association
Erie County Medical Society
New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons
NHL Team Physicians Society
NFL Team Physicians Society
Phi Kappa Phi Medical Honor Society


March 2024 – Bills Medical Director Wins Research Award

October 2021 – JBJS Author Insights: Dr. Leslie Bisson
January 2021 – The Buffalo News: Parents, students on edge over youth sports can find refuge with Project Play WNY 
January 2021 – UBMD Ortho News: 17 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Buffalo Spree’s 2021 Top Docs
August 2020 – WBEN: UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s Dr. Les Bisson on the importance of scheduling a visit
August 2020 –  WBEN: Don’t delay that next doctor’s appointment
June 2020 –  WBEN: Doctors cheer return of elective surgeries in Erie County
May 2020 – Business First: What health care changes will stick around beyond the pandemic? 
April 2020 – The Buffalo News: Covid-19 sidelines thousands awaiting surgery in Erie County
April 2020 – Business First: T-minus 5 days: Medical providers gearing up to restart surgical centers
April 2020 – Business First: The doctor will see you now. On your computer, that is
April 2020 – The Buffalo News: Cuomo to announce plan to allow some elective surgeries to resume upstate 
April 2020 – Niagara Frontier Publications: UBMDOSM offers free physician phone line for questions, minor injuries 
April 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMDOSM offers free physician phone line for questions, minor injuries 
April 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMDOSM is Here for the WNY Community in this Time of Crisis
February 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: UBMDOSM Residents Participate in Surgical Skills Study
January 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: 14 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as 2020 Buffalo Spree’s Top Docs 
July 2019 – Business First: Who’s Who in Healthcare 2019
September 2018 – The Buffalo News: WNY orthopedic practices add biologics to fight joint pain
March 2018 – Business First: Orthopaedic surgeons work to reduce opioid prescriptions 
March 2018 
– WKBW: Orthopaedics in WNY reducing the number of painkillers they prescribe
March 2018 
– UBMD Ortho News: WNY Orthopaedic Surgeons Unify to Address Opioid Crisis 
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: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: New Study Shows Effects of BMI on Knee Meniscus Surgery 
August 2017 – The Buffalo News: UB study challenges long-standing knee surgical technique
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? 
October 2016 – The Huffington Post: Doctors Significantly Better Than Google, According to New Research
August 2016 – WGRZ: Contact Injuries 

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