William Wind

William M. Wind

William M. Wind MD

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Arthroscopic Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice focuses on comprehensive treatment of knee and shoulder conditions. I returned back to my hometown in 2003 to join UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. I am currently a clinical assistant professor and full-time faculty member at the University at Buffalo. I chose the subspecialty of sports medicine because it allows me to return patients to a healthy, active lifestyle through diagnosis and treatment. My practice spans Western New York with offices in Orchard Park, Amherst and Niagara Falls. Surgical procedures are performed in Niagara Falls and Amherst, where I’m the clinical chief of orthopaedics at the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

My patient population ranges from adolescents to adults and athletes from the weekend-warrior to the elite, professional athlete. I am currently the head team physician for University at Buffalo as well as head orthopaedist for NCCC.

My surgical interests include ligament (ACL) reconstruction and meniscal work in the knee and rotator cuff, and instability in the shoulder. As director of the WNY Cartilage Restoration Center, I have a particular interest in knee cartilage preservation and restoration. The latest surgical technical advances and innovative research has allowed the center to provide the highest quality care for patients with injury and aging of the knee’s articular cartilage.

My full-time academic appointment and affiliation with UBMD has allowed me to remain active in the teaching and learning environment. I feel this has allowed me to provide my patients with the highest level of care. My research efforts include studying the effects of different types of treatment options for both articular and meniscus cartilage injuries.

I am fortunate to be a part of the UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group of physicians and to practice in my hometown. I enjoy being a part of the community and participating in the care of patients through the continuum of prevention, treatment and recovery of their injuries.


Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Summit Healthplex
6934 Williams Road
Suite 600
Wheatfield, NY 14304
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Contact: Amy Kinda
Accepting new patients

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 204-3200
Contact: Amy Kinda
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, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2003)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo (2002)
  • Internship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1997)
  • BA, Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1993)
  • EFOST Traveling Fellowship, First EFOST Traveling Fellowship
  • North American Herodicus Traveling Fellowship

Awards and Honors:

  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2016 (2016)
  • First EFOST Traveling Fellow (2008)
  • Theodore Papademetriou Memorial Award for teaching (2002)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (1996)
  • American College of Surgeons, Western New York Chapter (1995)
  • Pharmacology Drug Information Monograph Award (1995)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (1993)
  • Presidential Scholarly Achievement Award (1993)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society (1993)
  • Dean’s List (1991)
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation
  • Awarded First North American Herodicus Society Traveling Fellowship
  • National Football League Physician’s Society Mini-Fellowship

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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