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Dr. James A. Slough

Dr. James A. Slough

Dr. Slough is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a general surgical internship at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and orthopaedic training at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. After serving three years of active duty in the United States Navy, Dr. Slough went into private practice in the Buffalo area in 1992. Dr. Slough specializes in knee, shoulder, hip, foot, and ankle injuries with an emphasis on minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. His area of specialization is sports medicine, arthroscopic procedures and general orthopaedics.  Dr. Slough's dedication to patient care has earned him the nomination for the "America's Best Physicians" directory since 2015. 

Current Positions & Affiliations

Partner - Excelsior Orthopaedics
Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Buffalo Bison AAA Baseball Team
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors
Board of Directors, New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Past President Clinical Orthopaedic Society
2013 Annual Program Chair Clinical Orthopaedic Society
Board of Directors, Catholic Medical Partners
Clinical Instructor PA Program, D’Youville College/Daemen College
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, NY College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology
Board of Directors Catholic Medical Partners Accountable Care Organization
Guide to America's Top Orthopaedist - 2014 Edition


Former Positions
Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps Orthopedic Surgeon, United States Naval Reserve
Clinical Instructor, Orthopedic Department, Medical University of South Carolina
2013 Annual Program Chair Clinical Orthopaedic Society
Resident Education Coordinator, Orthopedic Department, Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC
Team Physician, Buffalo Stampede Roller Hockey Team
Team Physician, Buffalo Blizzard NPSL Soccer Team
Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Staff, World University Games, Buffalo, NY
Medical Director, Ford Buffalo Marathon
Co-Director, AthletiCare Sports Medicine Clinic, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Team Physician, Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey Club
Past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Western New York Orthopedic Society
Youth Group Coordinator 5th – 8th Grade, Christ The King School 1999-2001
Sisters Hospital - Former Chief of Orthopedic Surgery: 2001-November 2004
Excelsior Orthopaedics - President – Board of Directors 2002 – 2009
Buffalo Surgery Center - President – Board of Directors 2000- 2008
Medical Director, Buffalo Surgery Center 1998-2010

Memberships:
Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Clinical Orthopaedic Society
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Erie County Medical Society
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Patient Post-Operative Instructions:

Knee Arthroscopy CLICK HERE

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) CLICK HERE

Rotator Cuff Repair CLICK HERE

 


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“Dr Slough was excellent, thorough”

“James Slough excellent doctor pleasant and courteous”

“Dr. Slough explained everything and made certain I had a clear understanding of my condition; awesome communicator.”

“I have seen both Dr. Rycyna and Dr. Slough and can't say enough about their professionalism and consideration. They really listen to you. It is also very refreshing to have an appointment time that is "your appointment time", no ridiculous wait time. To be in and out in less than an hour for an initial visit and 25 minutes for a follow up is incredible! Kudos to the entire staff! Keep up the good work!”

  • Learn How Excelsior got Kathy moving again

    Learn How Excelsior got Kathy moving again

    Shoulder Injury treated by Dr. Slough. “They met me at the door, they took us right away.” – Excelsior has become a part of our family, they are warm and caring.”

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  • Learn how Excelsior got Ray moving again

    Learn how Excelsior got Ray moving again

    Total Knee Replacement with Dr. Stoeckl. “ I can do the things I want to do now, I can live a normal life.”

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  • Learn How Excelsior got Joe moving again

    Learn How Excelsior got Joe moving again

    Tore Achilles Tendon, treated by Dr. Slough. “The trust I had in Dr. Slough and the team in rehab, they were one unit that worked together to get me better.”

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  • Learn how Excelsior got Bridget moving again

    Learn how Excelsior got Bridget moving again

    Broke Ankle playing soccer, came to Excelsior Express. “They casted her right there which was nice, it was very quick.

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  • Learn how Excelsior got Bob moving again

    Learn how Excelsior got Bob moving again

    Tore his Rotator Cuff playing hockey, Treated by Dr. McGrath. "Dr. McGrath took it step-by-step. I can’t remember which shoulder I had surgery on… It doesn’t hurt anymore."

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    Regaining what was once thought lost: that’s the concept of Second First. To reach that milestone, orthopaedic surgeons restore function and offer patients a chance to reclaim their mobility.

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