Robert J. Smolinski, MD
UB Athletics Head Team Physician
Women's Basketball Team Physician
Dr. Robert Smolinski has been the University at Buffalo team physician and orthopedist since 1991. Smolinski graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the UB School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at UB and a fellowship in sports medicine at Cincinnati. Smolinski is the Director of the University at Buffalo Sports Medicine Institute. He was the Director of Medical Clinics for both the World University Games and the Empire State Games held at UB. Smolinski is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Marc S. Fineberg, MD
Football Team Physician
Dr. Marc S. Fineberg is the Chief of Sports Medicine at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the UB Sports Medicine Institute in August of 1999, after completing the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fineberg graduated from Syracuse University in 1989 and Northwestern University Medical School in 1993. He then completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency program at New York University Medical Center. While at Harvard, Dr. Fineberg functioned as assistant team physician to the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and the Harvard athletic teams. He was also the head team physician for the Buffalo Destroyers football team.
John L. Leddy, MD
Assistant Team Physician
Dr. John J. Leddy received his undergraduate degree from Fordham and his medical degree from Buffalo. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard University, followed by a Faculty Development Sports Medicine Fellowship at Buffalo and the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Leddy is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is a UB Associate Professor for Clinical Orthopedics and the Associate Director of the UB Sports Medicine Institute. Leddy has been a UB team physician since 1991.
William M. Wind, Jr., MD
Men's Basketball Team Physician
Dr. William M. Wind joined the orthopaedic staff at University Sports Medicine in August of 2003. A Western New York native, Wind graduated Magna Cum Laude from UB and completed medical school as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He did an orthopaedic surgery residency with UB’s Department of Orthopaedics and then completed an additional year of training in a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was an assistant team physician for the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Indians and the head team physician for Baldwin-Wallace College.
John Hanavan, FNP
John Hanavan is a nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience and extensive training in orthopedics, sports medicine and family medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from D’Youville College, completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Albany Medical College of Union University, and in May of 2002, completed training to become a registered nurse first assistant. Hanavan has worked closely with all of UB’s student-athletes since 1999, providing event coverage, sports and school physicals and evaluation and management of orthopedic injuries.
David Croglio, DDS
Dr. David Croglio received his bachelor of arts in biology from the University at Buffalo in 1983, and his DDS from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1987. He is in private practice in Amherst, NY and is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UB Department of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Croglio has been the Bulls’ team dentist as well as course director of Sports Dentistry at UB since its inception in 1995. He is a member of the International Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.