Michael Rauh

Michael A. Rauh

Michael A. Rauh MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Arthroscopic Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I care for patients with various orthopaedic conditions by maximizing the nonsurgical options available for treatment. In cases where nonsurgical options will not help return my patients to full function, I perform surgery. 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 (ACL) reconstructions and knee cartilage procedures involving the meniscus. I help my patients make informed decisions about their health. I also help them understand the expectations for recovery that come with each treatment option—as well as what will be required of them to recover function. I am dedicated to improving the lives of my patients through compassionate, high quality medical care.

My research projects directly support my patient care. They include flexible reaming technology in ACL reconstructions, biomechanics of ACL reconstructions and outcomes of rotator cuff repairs in elderly patients. The goal of this research is to improve the outcomes of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery and receiving treatment for the multitude of musculoskeletal conditions. Medical students and UB college students interested in careers in orthopaedics may collaborate with me through the UBMD Orthopaedics Summer Research Program or by contacting my office. I foster a hands-on approach for students who conduct research with me, so that they can decide whether research is a career path they want to pursue.

I teach musculoskeletal evaluation and management skills to medical students, residents and fellows. I have taught the musculoskeletal Clinical Practice of Medicine (CPM) course for second-year medical students every year since 2007. Since musculoskeletal care is often focused on nonsurgical treatments as a way for patients to improve, I teach students how to assess patients’ capacity for, and commitment to getting better, and to manage patients’ expectations for recovery.

I also teach courses on orthopaedic surgery. I have worked with industry to teach orthopaedic surgeons around the world to perform ACL surgery more efficiently and safely. I also have helped develop new instrumentation and techniques for ACL surgery. As a UB faculty member, I teach at the bedside, in the operating room, in the office and in the physical therapy clinic. My students actively participate in their learning, together with me, in each of these venues.


Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Contact: Kim Cenname
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

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certification, USMLE Identification Number

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, MD, The Cleveland Clinic (2007)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006)
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2001)
  • Internship, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2000)
  • MD, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • BS, Biochemistry, Saint Bonaventure University, Summa Cum Laude (1995)
  • Fellowship, European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology

Awards and Honors:

  • President's Award (2016)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America (2015)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award (2014)
  • Orthopedics Today / DePuy Synthes – Orthopaedic Innovation Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2013)
  • Buffalo Business First – Health Care 50, Buffalo Business First Honoree (2012)
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Annual Research Day, Second Place, Bsaic Science Research Presentation (2007)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Research Award (2006)
  • Theodore Papademetriou, MD Award (2006)
  • Third Place – Resident / Fellow Poster Presentation, Medical Society of the State of New York - Annual Meeting (2006)
  • Outstanding Achievement in hte field of Medical Research, Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship (2006)
  • Current Concepts Scholarship Recipient (2005)
  • Outstanding Achievement in the field of Medical Research, Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship (2005)
  • Outstanding Achievement in the field of Medical Research, Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship (2004)
  • Kenneth A. Krackow, MD Resident Research Symposium (2003)
  • Dean's Award, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1999)
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Graduate, St. Bonaventure University (1995)
  • Jerome Dreyfuss Scholarship, Howard G. Kreiner Bequest, Cargill Scholarship, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (1994)
  • Weston Scholarship, The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (1994)

Innovations and Patents:

  • Stryker - Procinch (2014)

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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