Christopher Hamill

Christopher L. Hamill

Christopher L. Hamill MD, MHA

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery; Spine Surgery

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I’m a clinical associate professor with Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of Spine Services. My area of specialty training and interest is in Spinal Deformity surgery involving scoliosis, kyphosis and flatback deformities in children and adults.

I am a member of the Scoliosis Research Society where I have sat on the Prevalence & Natural History Committee and the Worldwide Course Committee. I have memberships with the North American spine Society, Western New York Orthopaedic Society and American Medical Association and have had the pleasure of giving lectures on diagnosis, treatments and surgery for a wide variety of spine conditions.

I work as the co-director of Spine Services at Buffalo General Hospital where I oversee clinical, teaching, research and administrative tasks related to spine care. I am actively involved with teaching medical students, orthopaedic residents and fellows in both orthopaedics and neurosurgery.

I have been actively involved in an Adult Deformity study group with a grant given by the North American Spine Society. The emphasis has been on improving outcomes for surgical patients based on patient reported outcomes.


Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-0487
Contact: Jenelle Johnson
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Washington University, School of Medicine (1995)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1994)
  • Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1990)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1989)
  • BA, Economics, Colgate University (1984)

Awards and Honors:

  • Russell A. Hibbs Best Clinical Science Award (2009)
  • Dean‘s List (1983)

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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