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James                          Czyrny

James J. Czyrny MD

UBMD Orthopaedics


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



Professional Summary:

My specialty is physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry. My clinical expertise includes the rehabilitation management of patients with significant brain injury due to trauma or stroke, spinal cord injury, and major multiple trauma. In addition, my practice specializes in simple as well as complex musculoskeletal impairments including extremity injuries, arthritis, and neck and back pain. I am one of the few physicians in the Western New York area that is board certified in electro diagnostic medicine. As a result, I do electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) studies on referral from physicians throughout Western New York. Two additional procedures I perform are Botox injections for spasticity management after brain injury and spinal cord injury and prolotherapy.

My research focus has been in two main areas. The first is measuring outcomes and interventions after serious trauma or illness. The second main area is prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Prototypes have been developed and we are in the final stages of validating the design. We are hoping to submit to the FDA in late April or early May 2015. It is conceivable that we will be ready to market the device in 6-8 months.

I currently teach UB medical students and students from other medical schools that have an interest in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. I also work with students in the D’Youville Chiropractic School.

Although I am passionate about the care I provide my own patients, I am concerned about securing the future of physical medicine and rehabilitation clinical services in Western New York. I am also interested in developing multi-specialty programs for individuals with significant injuries and chronic pain. I am the medical director for rehabilitation medicine in the Catholic Health System, which is one venue for this, but we need to expand this to other provider networks.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:


Location and Insurance

UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Northtowns
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 898-3106
Contact: Judy Daniels
Accepting new patients

UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Southtowns
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp


Board Certifications:
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Board Certification, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Education and Training:
  • Residency, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1984)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo (1981)
  • BA, State University of New York at Buffalo (1977)
Awards and Honors:
  • Park Pribadi Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching of Residents in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1987)
  • Hans J. Lowenstein Award in Obstetrics (1981)
  • Ernest Witebsky Memorial Award for Proficiency in Microbiology (1979)
  • Park Pribadi Memorial Award 1989-2000
  • Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors 2001-2016


Research Profile:

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