Michael Ferrick

Michael R. Ferrick

Michael R. Ferrick MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Adolescent Sports Medicine; General Pediatric Orthopaedics & Spinal Deformities; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopaedics; Spine Deformities; Sports Medicine - Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember; no other occupation was ever a consideration. I am privileged and thankful to be able to be a doctor and help people on a daily basis.

Early in my education I wanted to be an eye doctor, but once I rotated through orthopaedic surgery during medical school, I knew I had found my place in medicine. Although in orthopaedic surgery we do not routinely save someone‘s life in the sense of preventing death, we do save people‘s lives on a regular daily basis. As orthopaedic surgeons, we are able to help people continue to live the life that they want to live- whether it is enjoying a sport, working, or just walking; our orthopaedic treatments frequently "save" or restore that life.

I am very happy to be part of UBMD via the UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group, a great group of doctors, physician extenders, and support staff. We work as a team to help each other provide excellent orthopaedic care for the people of WNY and beyond. We have the privilege and responsibility of teaching medical students and orthopaedic surgery residents, the next generation!

One of the things I enjoy most about our profession/specialty is the constant innovation and improvement in the methods and techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, to help "save the lives" of our patients.


Adolescent Sports Medicine, General Pediatric Orthopaedics & Spinal Deformities, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spine Deformities, Sports Medicine - Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



Oishei Children‘s Outpatient Center
1001 Main Street
3rd Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Accepting new patients

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3251
Contact: Katie Fassl
Accepting new patients

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

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

Board Certifications:

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

Education and Training:

  • Other, Jacobs Educator Excellence Program, JSMBS SUNY-Buffalo (2021)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric and Spine Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (2002)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • MD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1992)
  • BS, University of Notre Dame (1987)

Military Experience:

  • Captain, Army (1997-2001)
    Officer, U.S. Army
  • Captain, Army (1997-2001)
    Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Orthopaedic Attending (2020)
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Outstanding Orthopaedic Attending (2013)
  • Darnall Army Hospital Outstanding Physician (1999)
  • Peter Casagrande Memorial Award (Orthopaedic Residency) (1997)
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship (1996)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1992)
  • Scholarship - 5th International Symposium Eye Immunology/Immunopathology (1990)
  • Summa Cum Laude (1987)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1987)

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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