Medical Care Providers

Robert J. Smolinski, MD
Head 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.

William M. Wind, Jr., MD
Team Physician

Dr. William M. Wind joined the orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgery residency with UB’s Department of Orthopedics 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.

Michael S. Freitas, MD
Team Physician

Dr. Michael S. Freitas is a primary care sports medicine physician for UBMD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. From concussions, to sprains and strains, fractures, exercise medicine, biomechanics, nutrition, injection therapies, emerging technologies such as platelet-rich plasma treatments, and the specific medical concerns of the female athlete, his goal is to provide comprehensive medical care all athletes, regardless of age or ability. Dr. Freitas also acts in the roll of consultant with the Buffalo Bills, assisting in the care of their athletes who have sustained a concussion.

Marc S. Fineberg, MD
Team Physician

Dr. Marc S. Fineberg is the Chief of Sports Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Fineberg is a Western New York native who graduated from Syracuse University in 1989 and Northwestern University Medical School in 1993. In 1998, he completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency program at New York University Medical Center / Hospital for Joint Diseases. In 1999 he completed the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, Dr. Fineberg functioned as Assistant Team Physician to the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and the Harvard athletic teams. He joined the UB staff in 1999 and since returning to Western New York he has served as the Head Team Physician for UB Football and cared for many other UB athletes. He has also served as the Head Team Physician for the Buffalo Destroyers Arena Football Team and the Buffalo Bandits Professional Lacrosse Team. In addition to UB Athletics, he currently serves as Team Physician for the Buffalo Sabers (NHL).

John L. Leddy, MD
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.

Scott Darling, MD
Team Physician

Dr. Scott Darling is a locally-trained physician dually board-certified in Family Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine. He completed medical school at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship also at the University at Buffalo. Currently he serves as a Clinical Director for the New York State Special Olympics as well as team physician for UB. Currently, he serves as Fellowship Director for Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship program.

David Croglio, DDS
Team Dentist

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

Daniel Minocchi, DC
Team Chiropractor

Dr. Daniel C. Minocchi is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®) through the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. He received his undergraduate degree from UB and his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Minocchi is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the New York Chiropractic Association.

Brandon Brownell, MD
Fellow Physician