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Meet Kory Reed, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hand & Wrist Care | Shoulder, Arm, & Elbow Care

Dr. Reed is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the full spectrum of upper extremity conditions and procedures, from the shoulder to the fingertips, particularly total shoulder replacement, including our Outpatient Total Joint program, and arthroscopic treatments for shoulder reconstruction. Learn more about him to decide if Dr. Reed and his team are the right fit for you!

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About Dr. Reed

Dr. Reed is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in upper extremity care. As a physician, he values the opportunity to listen to patients and remain focused on their goals. His career in medicine is driven by a desire to connect with people and serve his community. He treats all patients with empathy, respect and kindness, and hopes that you feel a sense of acceptance while you’re in his care.

For Dr. Reed, his Christian faith is a critical driver in both his work and his home life, and he and his family are dedicated to a life of service. When he leaves work, Dr. Reed spends his time with his wife and four children. They love being outside, fishing, hiking and hunting in the warmer months, and skiing in the winter. He comes from a family of builders, and has retained a love for working with his hands and physical labor - he even enjoys yard work and gardening.

What was your journey into medicine?

“Growing up, I didn’t always want to be a surgeon. I wanted to be an architect, and then that evolved to architectural engineering, and then that evolved to biomedical engineering, and then I felt a calling to deal directly with people more than I would as an engineer. So I took the pre-med classes to be able to go to medical school. I worked for a year in the biomedical engineering field, and then was fortunate enough to get into medical school. I grew up swinging a hammer, so orthopaedics was a natural segue.”

How does your faith impact your approach to patient care?

“Part of my mission in life is to be able to take all comers - people who are struggling, people who need help - and represent Christian faith in the best way possible. I’m not always perfect, but I want to try. I’m blessed to be able to interact with people and do my missions work in my place of employment. The acceptance, understanding and care that I give to each patient is without qualification or discrimination, and is consistent with the healing that I believe as a surgeon I’m called to do.”


Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Doctor of Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Accreditations & Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Institute of Biological Engineering, Past President, Founder of Cornell Chapter

Institute of Biological Engineering National Council Member 1999-2003

Annual Cornell Bioengineering Research Exposition, Co-Founder

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Buffalo Bisons AAA Baseball Team, Assistant Team Physician

Erie County Medical Center Total Joint Arthroplasty Steering Committee

Dr. Reed’s Team

Dr. Reed works with a team of medical professionals who practice in tandem to provide you the best care and treatment possible. During your appointment, you may be evaluated by a member of his expert team.

Lindsay Bota, FNP

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Ashley Lauricella, PA-C

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Dr. Reed Is Part Of The Excelsior Outpatient Total Joint Team

Excelsior has helped thousands of people regain movement, eliminate pain, and get back to living life at their best through hospital-free joint replacement. Our team consists of the most skilled and experienced orthopaedic surgeons in the country. If outpatient joint replacement surgery is right for you, this incredible team will make it happen.

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Where Dr. Reed Practices Medicine

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