Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

Looking for a winning sports medicine team? Look no further than  Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Sports Medicine Training and UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.


UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Now open Monday-Thursday
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are the team doctors for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, UB Bulls, Buffalo State Bengals, ECC Kats and NCCC Thunderwolves.

Together our team of physicians, NFMMC Sports Medicine Director Tony Surace, M.Ed., A.T.C., and Memorial's athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists and physical therapists to provide you with the best of care.

Our experts treat a spectrum of problems including:

  • Bone & joint issues
  • Concussion management
  • Treatment of sprains & fractures
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports injuries
  • X-ray & advanced imaging


UBMD Orthopaedics and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center offer a more specialized choice for sudden injuries occurring within the past 7 days.  At the UB Orthocare Urgent Clinic at the Summit Healthplex.  This clinic can be faster and more efficient. 

Appointments are preferred  but walk ins can be done patients
can call 204-3200 and request to schedule an urgent appointment
at the Summit Healthplex Urgent Care office.

Treating injuries such as:

  • Bones, Joints, Muscles, Concussions

Competitive EDGE Program 

Meet Our Team
William M. Wind, Jr., M.D                                                                    

Specialty-Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy

Orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director William M. Wind, Jr., M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University at Buffalo and director of the Western New York Cartilage Restoration Center. Dr. Wind is the head team physician for University at Buffalo Bulls NCAA Division I Football. He is head Team Physician for the Rochester Americans and Assistant team Physician for the Buffalo Sabres.
Scott R. Darling, M.D                                                                        

Specialty-Primary Care Sports Medicine/UB Concussion Clinic

Primary Care Sports Physician Scott R. Darling, M.D., is the team physician for D’Youville College and University at Buffalo Bulls Wrestling and assistant team physician for UB Bulls Football. Dr. Darling also directs the Concussion Clinic at UBMD Orthopaedics in Niagara. Also Dr. Darling is school physician for Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Athletic Department. 

Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D     

Specialty- Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, General Orthopaedics

Orthopedic surgeon Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., has extensive experience in treating shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tears, sports injuries around the shoulder and elbow.  He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a respected national speaker who has published within the field of shoulder and elbow surgery.

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Tony Surace, M.Ed., ATC                                                                    

Director of Sports Medicine/Summit Rehab Manager 

Tony is a certified athletic trainer and has been with the Niagara Falls City School District since 1997.  Tony is the Director of Sports Medicine and Summit Rehab manager at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  He oversees the sports medicine program with servicing high schools and colleges throughout Niagara and Northern Erie County. Tony graduated from Canisius College in 1996 with a BS in Athletic training/Phys. Ed. and completed his graduate work at East Stroudsburg University in PA in 1997.  He completed his Master’s thesis on The Effect of Selected Tools on Facemask Removal Time and Head Motion.  He has presented the subject matter of concussion management and the management of the potentially spine injured athlete to many groups including the  NFL, NHL, Hospital ER staffs, NATA, NYSATA, EATA, IATA, NFL Combine (PFATS),college medical staffs and other sports healthcare professionals throughout the United States over the past 20 years.

For more information about our services, including concussion prevention and management, call Memorial's Sports Medicine Hotline at (716)215-0723.