Matthew Phillips

Matthew J. Phillips

Matthew J. Phillips MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Arthroplasty; Arthroplasty - Hip & Knee; Knee Surgery; Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction; Orthopaedic Surgery; Reconstruction

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

As a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, I have always tried to maintain a healthy balance between my clinical practice, my educational duties, and my research endeavors. By incorporating these three facets into my professional life I believe that I am able to provide the highest quality care to my patients while giving back to the community as a whole through both teaching and scientific research.

I subspecialize in hip and knee arthroplasty including complex deformity and revision cases. Hip and knee replacements are some of the most successful procedures in all of medicine today. It is very gratifying to me to be able to restore function and provide pain free mobility to patients who have been afflicted with debilitating arthritis, congenital deformity or post-traumatic joint problems. I have been fortunate to be at the forefront of the development and use of computer navigation for knee replacement. I have also been a leader in the development of less-invasive hip replacement techniques that have allowed patients to go through the surgery process with much less pain and a more rapid recovery.

Most of my research activities have been in the area of clinical studies. I believe that it is important to critically look at what we are doing today in order to build upon our current knowledge for an even better tomorrow. Along with Residents, Fellows, and students and in conjunction with our full-time research personnel we are constantly striving to learn better ways to provide quality care to our patients.

Education is a large part of my daily professional life. During my own training I came to realize how important it was to have great teachers and mentors. I believe that working in an environment where trainees are constantly questioning what we are doing pushes us to strive for even greater results. I also feel fortunate to play a role in the education of our future physician leaders.


Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty - Hip & Knee, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Reconstruction

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3280
Contact: Lori Shivens
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • 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

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14221
Phone: 716-204-3200
Accepting new patients

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certification, National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (1996)
  • Internship, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992)
  • MD, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991)
  • BS, St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude (1987)

Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Faculty Inductee (2014)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine's Top Doctors (2014)
  • Orthopaedic Teaching Award (2010)
  • Siegel Teaching Award (1991)
  • Cum Laude Graduate of St. Lawrence University (1987)
  • Castle Connolly‘s Top Doctors 2007-2022

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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