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Mario                          Santilli

Mario D. Santilli MD

UBMD Orthopaedics


Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Hip & Knee Arthroplasty; Knee Surgery; Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction; Orthopaedic Surgery; Reconstruction



Professional Summary:

As an orthopedic surgeon my clinical practice focuses on adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery. Practicing in Buffalo for the last thirty-two years has equipped me with a wealth of experience and expertise in caring for patients from diverse cultures from around the globe.

I currently see patients out of the UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine office in Amherst, New York, but my primary hospital is the Buffalo General Medical Center. Here I work with orthopedic residents and a dedicated team of orthopaedic nurses, technologists, therapists and social services professionals.

I enjoy the teaching component of my faculty role, which includes mentoring of orthopedic residents as well as medical and nursing students. Together with other medical professionals, we promote research projects aimed at improving the care we provide for our patients. I feel fortunate to be an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Orthopaedics, and look forward to many more opportunities to serve the orthopaedic needs of Western New York.


Adult Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Reconstruction

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) 204-3250
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • 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:
  • License to Practice, New York State
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
  • Fellowship, American College of Surgeons (1988)
  • Fellowship, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1987)
  • Residency, Department of Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983)
  • General Surgery, General Surgery, Millard Fillmore Hospital (1979)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1978)
  • BA, Canisius College, Cum Laude (1974)
Awards and Honors:
  • President, Alpha Theta Chapter, Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society (1974)


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.