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University Sports Medicine joins Memorial Medical Center team

Dr. Fineberg                                                            Dr. Wind

University Sports Medicine, Western New York’s premier practice for the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related conditions and injuries, formally opened its fourth location March 2 at the Summit Healthplex in Wheatfield.

A celebration marking the event was held in conjunction with the grand opening of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s expanded Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at the Summit facility.

“Athletes all levels – from youth sports and high school through the university, semi-pro and professional ranks – deserve the best conditioning and athletic training and the best nutritional advice,” said Memorial President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo. “So do weekend athletes. University Sports Medicine provides all those services at all levels.”

In addition, University Sports Medicine of Niagara, an affiliate of Memorial Medical Center, offers:

Same day consultations and direct access to University Sports Medicine of Niagara’s fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians.

A 24/7 sports medicine hotline for contact with the manager of sports medicine and athletic training.
Access to a daily sports injury clinic with no appointment needed.
Sport-specific orthopedic surgical services.
Rehabilitation services, including sports specific rehabilitation, by physical therapists and athletic trainers at the Summit Outpatient Rehab Center.

Educational seminars for high school sports teams on topics such as heat-related illness, head injuries, feeding the athlete, and the mechanics of pitching.

Two University Sports Medicine physicians are now seeing patients at Summit. They are:

· Dr. Marc Fineberg, chief of Sports Medicine and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Fineberg did his Fellowship work at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Sports Medicine/Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery. He is the head team physician for University at Buffalo football.

· Dr. William Wind Jr., director of the Western New York Cartilage Restoration Center and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Wind did his fellowship work at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Sports Medicine/Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery. He is the head team physician for UB men’s basketball.

Also on staff:

· Sports Medicine Manager Tony Surace, athletic trainer for the nationally ranked Niagara Falls High School Wolverines basketball team and a widely known and respected certified athletic trainer.

· Terry Rose, a master’s degree-trained physical therapist and Memorial’s director of rehabilitation services.

In addition to their significant involvement with area sports programs and events, University Sports Medicine staffers have worked with professional sports teams in the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and NFL including the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Cleveland Indians.

To learn more about University Sports Medicine of Niagara, call 829-2070 or visit http://ubsportsmed.buffalo.edu.


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