Marc S. Fineberg, MD, FAAOS
Specialty: Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy
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4949 Harlem Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226
5959 Big Tree Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
6133 U.S. Route 219 S.
Ellicottville, NY 14731
With privileges at Catholic Health, Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health & Millard Fillmore Surgery Center
It is my goal to treat every patient with great care and understanding. I will work individually with each patient to help deliver the highest-quality treatment for their specific injury.
Education is the cornerstone of my practice. One of the most important jobs that I have is to educate my patients about their problem. I have enjoyed years of teaching and contributing to the education of our future physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists. In order to excel at my profession, I have remained highly committed to continuing my own education.
As a sports medicine and active lifestyle physician, I understand the need to have rapid access to an injury expert. Receiving a timely, accurate evaluation is the first key step to a speedy recovery. Patients will initiate a detailed, patient-specific treatment as soon as possible. While surgery is sometimes required, the need for surgery can usually be alleviated by more conservative measures such as physical therapy, medicine and sometimes an injection. Accurate modification of the plan, based on treatment response and compliance, is another key to success. I view surgery as a last resort. However, if surgery is necessary, I strive to provide my patients with the most technologically advanced surgical treatments.
I understand that each patient is unique with their own interests, expectations and personal circumstances. Combining this information with my knowledge of your injury allows me to suggest the most appropriate treatment course to meet your goals. All treatments are a partnership between the patient and me, based on mutual trust, respect and understanding.
I would like to thank my current patients for allowing me to participate in their care and pledge the same level of commitment to those patients who are new to my practice.
Dr. Marc S. Fineberg was born and raised in Western New York. Upon graduating from Williamsville North High School and entering Syracuse University as a biology major, it was his career goal to become an academic orthopaedic surgeon who took care of sports teams in Western New York.
This would allow him to merge his interests in the sciences, teaching, sports and his hometown community. Since that time, Dr. Fineberg has sought out the best educational opportunities to prepare him for taking on this challenge. After stops in Syracuse, Chicago, New York, and Boston to further his education, he returned to Buffalo to join UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Growth of Dr. Fineberg’s clinical practice has provided him many teaching opportunities. Over the years he has continued to teach orthopaedic surgery residents, fellows and medical students. He has served as a preceptor for various academic programs, including physician assistant, athletic training, physical therapy and college and high school programs. Dr. Fineberg is very active in all of the orthopaedic department’s educational opportunities, such as lecturing, journal clubs, course administration, role modeling in the office, training in surgical techniques and research mentoring.
Dr. Fineberg has immersed himself in local sports medicine team care. This started with the University at Buffalo Bulls and has included many local high school teams, community events, the Buffalo Destroyers (Arena Football League) and Buffalo Bandits (National Lacrosse League). He currently serves as team physician for the Buffalo Bills (National Football League), Buffalo Sabres (National Hockey League) and UB Bulls (NCAA Division I Athletics). His care has not only applied to athletes at every level but is extended to the coaches, administrators, support staff, families and friends.
Dr. Fineberg has worked hard at studying and practicing the art of performing arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He’s particularly proud of his capabilities in treating complex shoulder instability and rotator cuff injuries with an all-arthroscopic technique, as well as his current state-of-the-art approach to ACL reconstruction surgery.
In addition to practicing in the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Lab, Dr. Fineberg has traveled around the country and overseas to stay on the cutting edge of care. He is equally passionate about office-based orthopaedics with a focus on prevention, diagnosis and non-operative treatment of orthopaedic sports medicine related problems.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
New York University Orthopedic Hospital
Syracuse University B.S., Biology, 1989
Northwestern Medical School, M.D., 1993
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Top Doctor – 2018, 2020, 2021 & 2022
Castle Connolly New York State Top Docs 2017- present
Williamsville North High School Wall of Fame Inductee, 2017
Buffalo Business First’s Health Care Champion, 2016
Castle Connolly Western New York Top Docs, 2006 – present
Senior Resident Research Award. NYU/HJD Resident Research Day, 1998
Cum Laude, Syracuse University, 1989
Phi Beta Kappa, Syracuse University, 1989
Academic Excellence in Biology Award, Syracuse University, 1989
Team Physician, Buffalo Bills
Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres
Team Physician, University at Buffalo, NCAA Division I Athletics
Head Football Team Physician, University at Buffalo, NCAA Division I Football
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
NHL Team Physician Society
NFL Team Physician Society
February 2021 – 97 Rock: Dr. Marc Fineberg joins MB on Tiger Woods injury!
December 2020 – UBMD Ortho News: 16 UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Buffalo Spree’s 2021 Top Docs
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
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
January 2018 – The Jewish Journal: Marc Fineberg: Team Guy and Native Son: Making Buffalo Better One Shoulder at a Time
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?
July 2017 – The Buffalo News: Bills physician, SNL producer among Williamsville alumni chosen for Wall of Fame
July 2016 – The Buffalo News: Summer is prime time for getting outdoors and trying new exercises
May 2016 – The Buffalo News: More opportunities than ever to bike in Buffalo for work, fitness, fun