Edward Schleyer, M.D.
Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle
Undergraduate – Amherst College
Medical School – Drexel University College of Medicine
Orthopaedic Residency – University of Buffalo
Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship – Boston Children’s Hospital
Adult Sports Medicine Fellowship – University of Buffalo
Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
Dr. Edward Schleyer is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric, adolescent, and adult orthopedic surgery. His clinical expertise is in sports medicine and trauma surgery of the knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive arthroscopy and cartilage preservation surgery.
Dr. Schleyer grew up just over the border in the seacoast region of New Hampshire, and
completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College, pursuing both a BA in political science as well as the pre-medical course load. He then attended Drexel University College of Medicine, where he earned placement into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Buffalo, Dr. Schleyer earned awards for excellence as an educator and has been active in orthopedic research, presenting at national research meetings.
Following residency, Dr. Schleyer completed two fellowships: first in pediatric sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, and second in adult sports medicine at the University of Buffalo. This afforded him the unique opportunity to study with renowned mentors at both institutions, including Dr. Lyle Micheli, Dr. Mininder Kocher, and Dr. Les Bisson, in order to establish additional subspecialty expertise uniquely focused on the care of children, adolescents, and adults with sports- and trauma-related injuries. He has cared for athletes and performers at all levels, including the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Ballet, Babson College, Buffalo State University, Erie County College, Nobles and Greenough High School, and the Boston Marathon.
Dr. Schleyer’s interest in sports medicine began when he sustained his own sports-related injury - tearing his ACL. One of the most educational experiences he has had in orthopedics was being on the patient’s side of the surgical drapes. Personally feeling the sensation of instability, being wheeled into an OR, enduring the rehab, skiing on a knee that doesn’t feel quite like the other has proven invaluable, both in his understanding of the condition itself as well as in discussions with patients who, like he, are looking for answers. His motivation for pursuing sports medicine finds its roots in having experienced first-hand the entire process of injury, education, operative intervention, rehabilitation, and return to play working with an excellent surgeon. He aspires to help his patients with that process in the same fashion. Dr. Schleyer understands the physical and psychological complexities of injuries, particularly in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Sports and recreational activities provide social, emotional, and physical development, leadership skills, and encouragement for children to work as a part of a team. Dr. Schleyer has dedicated himself to addressing sports injuries in the context of these important issues and strives to return his patients back to their sports and activities as quickly and as safely possible, minimizing the risk of future injury, and prioritizing their long-term health and well-being.
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