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Jennifer                       Gurske-dePerio

Jennifer Gurske-dePerio MD, MS, PT, CWS

UBMD Orthopaedics


Foot & Ankle Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery



Professional Summary:

I started my practice with UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine after completing my foot and ankle fellowship. My focus is on foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma surgery, wound care management, amputee care, diabetic care, women’s care/osteoporosis management and general orthopaedics. I integrate my six years of work experience in physical therapy into my daily medical practice, and I feel that this sets me apart from other physicians. I apply my physical therapist background in orthopedic care, wound care, pediatric neurologic rehabilitation and sports rehabilitation to help care for my patients, and I spend considerable time educating my patients to position them for successful recovery and self-care. My goals are to treat patients and families with compassion, educate patients and family, provide the best care available to my patients and participate in research.

While working toward my undergraduate degree in physical therapy, I was encouraged by a professor to think of medicine as a career. Spending time in the operating room at Women & Children’s Hospital and in pediatric offices opened my eyes to a career as a surgeon. I discovered a love of the operating room because of its complex and rewarding challenges. Each step resembles a puzzles that demands a solution to help restore function and get patients back on their feet.

I am currently doing research on the effects of ankle fracture pattern on peak contact pressure and contact area in the ankle. I am working with UB medical students and John Marzo, MD, an orthopaedics colleague. During my orthopaedic residency, research was an integral part of my practice. I performed studies involving joint replacement, sports medicine topics, arthroscopy, tendon and meniscus repair and dermatology journals regarding psoriatic arthritis.

As a daughter of a second-grade teacher, I have a passion for teaching. And as a faculty member at both UB and Daemen College, I enjoy teaching medical students and residents as well as physician assistant students and physical therapy students.


Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:


Location and Insurance

UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: Southtowns
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
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
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp


Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Academy of Wound Management
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2011)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (2010)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005)
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Daemen College (2002)
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Daemen College, Magna Cum Laude (1999)
Awards and Honors:
  • Kenneth A. Krackow, MD Research Award (2010)
  • Robert Gillespie Annual Pediatric Orthopaedic Award (2010)
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2010)
  • Orthopaedic Research Foundation Resident Symposium, 3rd Place (2009)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Daemen College (2006)
  • Dr. Benjamin E, & Lila Obletz Award in Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2005)
  • UB Medical School Commendation for Academic Excellence (2003)
  • Business First Healthcare Heros Award (2003)
  • Catholic Health System Love Award (2003)
  • Daemen College Physical Therapy Faculty Recognition Award (1999)
  • Daemen College President's Leadership Award (1999)
  • National Dean's List 1996-1999
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities 1998-1999


Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.