192 Park Club Lane, Suite 100, Williamsville, NY 14221
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Dr. Paul J. Lapoint

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained in Sports Medicine

Dr. Lapoint is a native of Niagara Falls, NY. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, he received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship in medical/surgical rotation and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his fellowship in sports medicine orthopaedics at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

In 1996, Dr. Lapoint returned to Western New York joining Western New York Orthopaedic Group, where he was one of the team doctors for the Buffalo Bisons AAA Baseball affiliate Cleveland Indians for seven years. He also served as the team doctor for the Buffalo Wings — the professional roller-hockey team for 3 years. In 2004, Dr. Lapoint became a partner in Buffalo Orthopaedic Group, LLP and is currently one of the team physicians for the WNY FLASH, women’s professional soccer team.

He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement.

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at State University of New York at Buffalo and the former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY.


  • Undergraduate: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
  • Medical: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • Internship: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sports Medicine Orthopaedics Fellowship: Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia

Professional Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor: Orthopaedics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery: Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, New York 2006-2009
  • Director of Surgical Education: Osteopathic Medical Education, Sisters Hospital/NYCOM
  • Clinical Instructor: PA Program, Daemen College
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty: D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY

Sports Affiliations

  • Team Physician: WNY FLASH, women’s professional soccer team

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Erie County Medical Society
  • Baccelli Medical Society
  • American Osteopathic Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • St. George Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Cancer Society

Hospital Affiliations

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Dr. Paul J. Lapoint

Paul J. Lapoint, DO

Dr. Lapoint specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Shoulder
      • Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Instability Surgery
      • Impingement
    • Knee
      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Meniscal Repair
    • Hip
      • Impingement and Labral Repair
  • Joint Replacement
    • Hip, Knee and Shoulder
    • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement