Joseph P. Falcone, MD, DO, an Orthopaedic Surgeon with ECMC Hospital / General Physician, P.C.

Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Joseph P. Falcone, who serves patients throughout the State of New York.

Having crafted his holistic approach by focusing on the overall patient, Dr. Falcone is a reputable orthopaedic surgeon specializing in primary hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery, as well as reconstructive and complex revision hip and knee surgery. He can be found on staff at ECMC Hospital in Buffalo, New York & in practice with General Physician, P.C. with offices in Williamsville and Dunkirk.

Known for being a steadfast driver in the industry, Dr. Falcone is renowned for his ability to tackle both complex primary and revision surgery, embracing the use of cutting-edge technologies. His unsurpassed, attentive follow-up care for his patients is second to none. His personal attention and professional endeavors for his patients is truly remarkable. From his perspective, there is no replacing a strong physician-patient relationship; it is most important.

A leader in orthopaedic care in Western New York since 1998, he is affiliated with several medical centers and hospitals in his local area, including Erie County Medical Center, Brooks Memorial Hospital, Southtowns Surgical Center, Sisters of Charity Hospital. He has redefined the role of an orthopaedic surgeon; being a caregiver first and foremost.

Alongside his clinical role, Dr. Falcone is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the former Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sisters of Charity Hospital.

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. Upon relocating to the United States, he obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992. He then went on to complete his rotating internship at St. Michael’s Medical Center, his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Delaware Valley Medical Center, and his fellowship in adult joint reconstructive surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. 

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Dr. Falcone has received certifications in anatomic to reverse shoulder arthroplasty, direct anterior approach to hip replacement surgery, MAKO robotic joint reconstructive surgery for total knee and total hip replacement surgery, as well as unicondylar knee surgeries. He also holds a certificate of proficiency in modern dissection techniques of bones, biometals, and bioplastics.

His professional affiliations include the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the New York Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Adult Reconstructive & Arthritis Surgery Section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Erie County Medical Society, the New York Medical Society, the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the Bacelli Medical Society, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the American Knee and Hip Society, the Ross University School of Medicine Alumni Association, the Buffalo Medical Society, the Western New York Orthopaedic Society, and the Academy of Orthopaedics Graduates’ Association of the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Facultad de Medicina.

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

On a more personal note, Dr. Falcone is fluent in English and Spanish (written and spoken), as well as knowledgeable in Italian (reading and comprehensive knowledge).

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