Joseph Messana, MD

Employed by Trinity Medical, WNY
Employed by Catholic Health
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Hand Surgery





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Dr. Messana is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in hand and upper extremity procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, board eligible by the American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Candidate Fellow of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He received his undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University and earned his medical degree from Stanford University. Dr. Messana completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Albany Medical College. As a native of WNY, he returned to the area after completing a Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the world-renown Christine M. Kleinert Institute.

Dr. Messana provides a wide range of surgical and non-surgical care for conditions including dislocations, fractures, hand/ upper extremity infections, arthritis, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis, He is also trained to provide pediatric care for hand and upper extremity trauma; congenital hand malformations; peripheral nerve injuries; and upper extremity reconstruction from cerebral palsy.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Messana believes that each patient he sees is unique. His approach provides high quality, personalized care to every patient in order for them to achieve their treatment goals. He works hard to ensure patients understand their options, be that surgical or conservative, and why they are moving forward together with the treatment modalities they have chosen. His focus is on developing a care plan that instills comfort and confidence in his patients, letting them know they are in good hands.

Education & Training


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Upper Extremity Fellowship

Christine M. Kleinert Institute

Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship

Albany Medical College

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Stanford University

Doctorate of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science in Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics


Office Locations

Trinity Medical Orthopaedics

192 Park Club Ln Ste 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Hospital Affiliations

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14225