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John                           Leddy

John J. Leddy MD

UBMD Orthopaedics

Specialties

Concussion; Sports Medicine; Sports Medicine - Internal Medicine

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

As a primary care sports medicine physician, my goal is to provide the best evidence-based evaluation and treatment practices to patients with concussion and post-concussion syndrome and to conduct clinical and physiological research on these conditions. I currently serve as medical director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic, which is located at UB South Campus. This is the first center in the United States to use a standardized treadmill test to establish recovery from concussion and to use exercise in the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged concussion symptoms. I’m also the director of outcomes research for the Department of Orthopaedics and program director for the UB Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.

My primary research interest is the investigation of the basic mechanisms of the disturbance of whole body physiology in concussion and how to help to restore the physiology to normal to help patients recover to safely return to activity and sport. I have published in the fields of orthopedics, sports medicine, physiology, nutrition, concussion and post-concussion syndrome.

As a professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, I enjoy educating the next generation of physicians. I am proud to say that the educational experience at UB exposes young physicians to exceptional patient care based upon the latest research and that their experience is informed and enhanced by immersion in the research experience itself.

Specialties:

Concussion, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Internal Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Intermediate Spanish

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine: City
UB South Campus
160 Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
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
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Training:
  • FACP, American College of Physicians (2009)
  • FACSM, American College of Sports Medicine (1998)
  • Fellowship, Union Memorial Hospital (1991)
  • Residency, New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard University (1988)
  • MD, University at Buffalo, With Highest Honors (1985)
  • BS, Biology, Fordham University, Summa Cum Laude (1981)
Awards and Honors:
  • Best Overall Research Award, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2016)
  • Castle Connolly‘s Top Doctor, 2005-2017 (2016)
  • Eastern Athletic Trainer‘s Association David G. Moyer Award (2013)
  • The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) Marie Ivanchich Memorial Award (2013)
  • AMA Physician‘s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education (2000)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Recognition for Teaching (1993)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1984)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1981)
  • N.C.C.C. Outstanding Contribution to the Athletic Program

Research

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.