Christopher Ritter

Christopher A. Ritter

Christopher A. Ritter MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Foot & Ankle Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Surgery - Trauma

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic physician, the focus of my practice is complex foot and ankle deformities. Total ankle replacement, lower extremity osteotomies and complicated hindfoot fusions are unique aspects of my practice. There are many people that have arthritic deformities of the foot and ankle, often from previous traumatic injuries, that have difficulty with normal daily activities or difficulty simply walking any distance without pain. Surgical and non-surgical options exist for these patients to return them to higher levels of function with less pain.

I joined UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2004 when I returned to my hometown of Buffalo, upon completed of my medical education. I am board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. I also maintain membership in the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, New York State Orthopaedic Society, Western New York Orthopaedic Society and Erie County Medical Society.

In addition to my clinical practice, I participate in educating medical students and residents at the University of Buffalo, as I serve as an assistant clinical professor. I also continue to lecture at local and national conferences on reconstruction of the foot and ankle. Through my affiliation with the University of Buffalo, I continue to be involved in related research projects with abstract and presentations at national meetings as well as publications in peer reviewed journals.


Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery - Trauma

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Contact: Jennifer Fleming
Accepting new patients

UBMD at Erie County Medical Center
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Contact: Jennifer Fleming
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

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

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2004)
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2004)
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003)
  • Internship, General Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Basic Science Research Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (1997)
  • MS, Natural Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1993)
  • BS, Cell Biology, Cornell University (1991)

Awards and Honors:

  • Orthopaedic Educator of the Year (2013)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Assocation Paper Presentation (2004)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Best Research Project (2004)
  • Christopher Pavlides Award (1997)
  • Orthopaedic Medical Student Honor (1997)
  • State University of New York Research Scholarship (1994)

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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