Brian McGrath

Brian E. McGrath

Brian E. McGrath MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


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

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice is divided between musculoskeletal oncology and hip reconstruction. The two halves of my practice compliment themselves nicely to maximize my analysis of all aspects of my patients care. Orthopedic oncology focuses on the care and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue from infancy to geriatrics while hip reconstruction requires similar in depth knowledge of normal and pathologic anatomy, physiology and kinematics from infancy to geriatrics.

I am a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery that specializes in the teaching of minimally invasive hip replacement, arthroscopic management of hip preserving surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. Interaction with the residents stimulates me to keep current with the fund of growing orthopedic knowledge and to investigate what is not yet known.

My research efforts are focused on the clinical results of our combined multidisciplinary team approach to our pediatric oncology patients, the advancement of hip arthroscopic techniques and minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. We recently completed our institutional review of our treatment of osteosarcoma with white blood cell stimulating agents and presented it at an international oncology meeting; subsequently we are preparing a multi –institution study. Our latest hip arthroscopy advanced technique, a novel portal bridge technique, is accepted for publication in the journal of sports medicine and we are following that up with a new arthroscopic suture retraction and portal technique. Most exciting is our recently developed minimally invasive Watson-jones approach for total hip replacement which we have recently written up for publication and industry support for education. I am also working on an arthroscopically assisted total hip approach.

I joined UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 1993 and remain most interested in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the hip and the cure of childhood malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue.


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

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3200
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
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Railroad Medicare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Accepting new patients

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certification, Center for Entrepreneurial LeadershipSchool of Management State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Board Certification, National Board of Medical Examiners Accreditation

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, University of Florida (1993)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992)
  • Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • BS, Boston College (1982)

Awards and Honors:

  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • Teaching Award, University at Buffalo Department of Orthopaedics Residents' Award (2010)
  • Induction, American Orthopaedic Association (2005)
  • Magna Cum Laude - State University of New York at Buffalo (1987)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors (1986)
  • President, Medical Student Section, Medical Society of the State of New York (1986)
  • Dean‘s Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence (1984)
  • Magna Cum Laude - Boston College (1982)
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council, 2004-2005
  • Top Doctors, Connolly Report, 2010-2012

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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