Thomas Duquin

Thomas R. Duquin

Thomas R. Duquin MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Elbow Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Shoulder Surgery

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic surgeon, I care for patients with a range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including acute injuries and chronic degenerative conditions. I received specialty fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in shoulder and elbow surgery, the primary focus of my practice. Specifically, I have expertise in caring for patients with rotator cuff disorders and arthritis of the shoulder and elbow. My practice is located at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). I care for my outpatients here, and I also care for hospitalized trauma patients from Western New York and beyond who have been transported to ECMC. My overriding goals are to relieve pain and restore function for my patients.

My research interests focus on shoulder replacement surgery. I am currently involved in multiple studies: biomechanical evaluation of implant stability and wear in total shoulder and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty; clinical outcomes and the effect of patient expectations on results of total shoulder arthroplasty; diagnosis and treatment of infections in total shoulder arthroplasty; clinical outcomes following revision total shoulder arthroplasty; and a Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption (FDA IDE) controlled trial of stemless total shoulder arthroplasty. Medical students and residents are welcome to work on research projects with me.

I am the director of medical student education for the Department of Orthopaedics. As such, I am responsible for coordinating clinical rotations and organizing physician mentors for medical students. I am also actively involved in resident training and work closely with residents on a daily basis. Additionally, I work on curriculum development for our residency program and am active in resident evaluation. I feel passionately that passing on what I have learned and fostering creative thinking among my medical students and residents are key to the future of medicine and patient care.


Elbow Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD at Erie County Medical Center
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4426
Contact: Paula Baritot
Accepting new patients

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

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (2010)
  • Fellowship in Upper Extremity Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic (2010)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • Residency Training in Orthopaedic Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • MD, University at Buffalo, Cum Laude (2004)
  • BS, Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Summa Cum Laude (2000)

Awards and Honors:

  • Neer Award (2021)
  • Resident Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2016)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2015)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014)
  • Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
  • Casagrande Award (2009)
  • Resident Research Award (2009)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2004)
  • Dean's Letter of Commendation (2004)
  • Dr. Benjamin and Lila Obletz Prize for Outstanding Performance in Orthopedic Surgery (2004)
  • Sutherland Prize in Natural Science (2000)
  • Durfee Scholar (2000)
  • Hale Scholar (1999)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (1999)
  • Dr. Gordon L. Richardson Prize for awarded for outstanding performance in Pre-Med (1999)
  • Alumni Academic Excellence Award in Natural Science (1999)
  • Chimera Society, Hobart Junior Honor Society (1999)
  • Hobart Scholar (1998)
  • Hobart Dean's Scholar (1997)

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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