Millennium Magazine_5th Ed

241 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine 1963 to 1964 and completed his first residency in general surgery at the Buffalo VA Hospital in 1965. Before 1970, Dr. Repicci also completed three residencies in orthopedics at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo Children’s Hospital and the Buffalo VA Hospital. Upon completion of his educational requirements, Dr. Repicci became board certified by the American Board of Orthopedics in 1971. He has since been a clinical instructor in surgery at the University at Buffalo and an active staff member at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital and Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Repicci officially retired in 2019 after excelling with the Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Center for many years. Dr. Repicci was the recipient of the Inventor of the Year Award from the City of Buffalo in 2004 in recognition of his development of a minimally invasive knee replacement procedure known as The Repicci II. He also influenced the creation of the Tactile Guidance System, now known as the MAKOplasty, and has performed more than 500 robotic assisted partial knee replacements. Notably, he has performed thousands of partial knee replacements and hosted large numbers of interested orthopedists from across the globe. In addition to his numerous achievements, Dr. Repicci was featured in “7 Points on Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty in the Surgery Center Setting” in 2012 and the American Journal of Orthopedics’ article “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Past, Present, and Future” in 2009. He attributes his success to the fact that he always enjoyed the mechanical arts. His profession requires a great deal of mechanical creativity, which made him enthusiastic and led him to find genuine enjoyment in his work. He is a member of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. D r. John A. Repicci received a DDS in 1960 and an MD in 1963, both from the University at Buffalo. His initial plan after receiving his dental degree was to transition to plastic surgery. However, after gaining some dental experience, he realized some techniques overlapped with orthopedics and transitioned his field of study. Before launching his career, Dr. Repicci was a rotating intern at Buffalo General Hospital from JOHN A. REPICCI, DDS, MD ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON (RETIRED) Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Center Buffalo, NY HEALTH AND WELLNESS