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Lindsey                        Clark

Lindsey D. Clark MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Orthopaedic Surgery; Spine Surgery

 
Professional Summary:

As an orthopaedic surgeon, my clinical practice focuses on orthopaedic spine conditions as well as general orthopaedics. I currently see patients in Orchard Park and Warsaw, New York. In addition, I take spine trauma call at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), and general orthopaedic call at both Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and the Wyoming County Community Health System.

Whether treating spine conditions or ankle fractures, my first goal is to educate my patients. Together, my patients and I decide on the best treatment plan for them. I spend a lot of time with patients helping them understand their health conditions and treatment options. I show them their radiographs, MRIs and CT scans, and I explain the results of this testing. We then work through the best course of action. I always prefer to prescribe less invasive treatments before recommending surgery. If I think my patients can improve their symptoms with physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments or injections, that is the course of treatment I recommend. If I can improve their symptoms with less invasive treatments, I consider that a "win." If none of those treatment modalities help, then I discuss surgery with my patients. I feel it is my obligation to determine if surgery is going to make my patients better, and I am very upfront with them. If I do not think they will get better with surgery, I will not offer that as an option.

I also work as a faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics, teaching the next generation of orthopaedic residents. This is extremely rewarding, as I feel I am giving back to the community I was raised in. It is amazing to watch undergraduate students develop into medical students and then graduate to the level of medical residents. I enjoy teaching trainees knowing that I have contributed to their development and, ultimately, to the ways they will care for their future patients.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Residency, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2010)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2005)
  • BA, Accounting, University of Notre Dame (2001)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (2011-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Theodore Papademetriou, M.D. Award (2010)
  • 2009 Outstanding Resident Award (2009)
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame (2001)


Journal Articles:
  • Clark LD Howard, CS Bisson, L. Energy Absorbed by Longitudinally Splitting a Tibialis Anterior Allograft: Implications for Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2010.
  • Bisson LJ, Clark LD. Allograft Splitting for Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2010; 26.
  • Rauh MA, Clark LD, Shah H, Krackow KA, Mihalko WM. The effect of drill hole size on the fixation strength of a cemented prosthetic patellar button. Orthopedics. 2008; 31(6).
  • Rauh, MA Clark, LD Mutty, C Anders, M. Utilization of the Quick Couple Drill Attachment as an Intraoperative Metal File. American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2008.
  • Mutty CE, Anders MJ, Clark LD, Rauh MA. Using the quick couple drill attachment as an intraoperative metal file. American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2008.
  • Mihalko WM, Boyle J, Clark LD, Krackow KA. The variability of intramedullary alignment of the femoral component during total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2005; 20(1).
  • Clark LD, Krackow KA, Mihalko WM, Boyle J. Variability of the Standard Intramedullary and Computer Aided Navigation Techniques of Femoral Component Positioning During Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2005; 20(1).

Professional Memberships:
  • AO Soine (2009–present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2001–present)
Presentations:
  • "Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Following Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy" Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting (2013)
  • "Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Following Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy" Orthopaedic Resident Research Forum, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Can Partial Lacerations of the Tibialis Posterior Tendon be Treated with Early Weightbearing Following Repair with Ethibond® or FiberWire®? A Biomechanical Study" Annual Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Biomechanical Analysis of a New Method of Fixation of Tarsometatarsal" Orthopaedic Resident Research Forum, State University of New York at Buffalo (2007)
  • "Can Partial Lacerations of the Tibialis Posterior Tendon be Treated with Early Weightbearing Following Repair with Ethibond® or FiberWire®? A Biomechanical Study" Orthopaedic Resident Research Forum, State University of New York at Buffalo (2007)
  • "National Female Orthopaedic Surgery Attending Survey Results" Annual Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Results of a Survey of Female Orthopaedic Surgery Residents and Fellows" Annual Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006)
  • "The Effect of Various Patellar Preparations on the Ultimate Shear Strength of a Prosthetic Patellar Button" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Conference (2005)
  • "The Effect of Various Patellar Preparations on the Ultimate Shear Strength of a Prosthetic Patellar Button" Orthopaedic Resident Research Forum, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004)
  • "The Effect of Various Patellar Preparations on the Ultimate Shear Strength of a Prosthetic Patellar Button" Medical Student Research Forum, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2004)
  • "Variability of the Standard Intramedullary and Computer Aided Navigation Techniques of Femoral Component Positioning During Total Knee Arthroplasty" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Conference (2004)
  • "Variability of the Standard Intramedullary and Computer Aided Navigation Techniques of Femoral Component Positioning During Total Knee Arthroplasty" Medical Student Research Forum, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2003)
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Contact Information

BrookBridge
5959 Big Tree Road
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 648-4321
Email: lbdolan@buffalo.edu

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