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Robert D. Galpin, MD, FRCSC

Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis & Sports Medicine

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Office Locations

Amherst

4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226

BrookBridge

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

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital 

818 Ellicott St. 
Buffalo, NY 14203

With privileges at Kaleida Health & Southtowns Surgery Center 

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Bio

I chose the field of children’s orthopaedics as my specialty because of my strong interest in helping children, the most vulnerable members of our society. I completed a fellowship in children’s orthopaedics and scoliosis surgery; my expertise includes scoliosis surgery, hip and lower extremity reconstructive surgery, foot surgery and all aspects of pediatric trauma. I care for children and adolescents at Oishei Children’s Hospital and at the UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine clinic on Harlem Road in Amherst. My approach is to involve parents in the decision-making for their child’s medical care and, whenever appropriate, I involve the child as well. Doing so helps teach children responsibility for their own health. It may also improve their treatment outcomes and enhance their sense of control, particularly for children and adolescents with chronic health issues or those who have sustained traumatic injury. I care for my young patients in the same way I would treat my own child: with sensitivity and compassion.

Education

University of Western Ontario M.D., 1977
University of Western Ontario B.A., 1973

Hospital Training
Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital Internship, 1977-78
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency University of Western Ontario, 1978-82

Fellowships
AO Traumatology Fellowship Harbor View Medical Center, 1984
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, 1987

Certifications

Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards

Top Doctor – 2018

Activities

Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Orthopaedic Association
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Media

April 2019 – The Buffalo News: Magnets help girl’s legs grow longer 
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
December 2017 – The Buffalo News: UBMD Orthopaedics bestows grants on two community groups

 

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