Services & Physicians
Michael A. Rauh, MD
As a clinical assistant professor in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine physician, I have a unique opportunity to be at the front line of treatment for musculoskeletal disease. My practice continues to be focused on the initial maximization of non-surgical options that are available for the various orthopaedic conditions encountered in the Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania, National, and International patient population. I focus my surgical practice on outpatient arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and knee; including but not limited to arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, labral reconstructions following shoulder dislocations, anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, and knee cartilage procedures involving the meniscus.
I am active in teaching musculoskeletal evaluation and management skills to physician assistant students, medical students, residents, and fellows. I continue to be focused on research and have recent publications stemming from my participation in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) project. My current projects include but are not limited to Allograft utilization in Orthopaedic surgery; physician attitudes toward skin lesions in elective orthopaedic surgery; knee dislocations in the morbidly obese; Surgeon attitudes and current practices in ACL reconstructions. This research has the ability to improve the outcomes of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery and receiving treatment for the multitude of musculoskeletal conditions.
Lastly, I serve on the board of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (NYSSOS). This position affords me the opportunity to participate in the NY State legislative process as it affects physicians and orthopaedic surgeons. Additionally, I was recently elected to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Board of Councilors. This position affords me the opportunity to interact with the collaborative efforts of orthopaedic surgeons across North America to improve quality of care and reduce costs to patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, conditions, and injuries. I also volunteer my time serving as the medical director for the Buffalo Bandits along with providing medical game coverage to many local school districts. This volunteerism is a great way to use my experience and abilities to give back to the community in which I grew up and trained.