Leslie Bisson

Leslie J. Bisson

Leslie J. Bisson MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Arthroscopic Surgery; Knee Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Shoulder Surgery; Sports Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

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 University Orthopaedic 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.

I intend to strengthen our department’s tradition of excellent clinical training in a team atmosphere, and to grow our research program, especially by using validated outcomes instruments to improve care. In addition to my responsibilities as Chair, I have been the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director since 1999, and enjoy teaching fellows, residents, medical students, and other learners in the clinic, OR, and as a research mentor, and welcome leadership mentoring opportunities. The questions and experiences we share motivate me in the lifelong learning process.

My research interests include prospective comparative studies to determine the best methods of orthopaedic care, systematic reviews and meta-analyses to disclose findings which may only become apparent after analysis of pooled data, and anatomic/biomechanical studies that can be put to immediate use to improve patient outcomes.


Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Contact: Lisa Seguin
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Railroad Medicare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • Tricare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Harvard University School of Public Health (2014)
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute (1997)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center (1996)
  • Internship, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1992)
  • MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1991)
  • BS, Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota (1987)

Awards and Honors:

  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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