Kevin W. Lanighan, M.D.

Specialty: Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Lanighan is a recognized expert in the care of the hand and upper extremity, having been featured in a 2013 Buffalo Spree article (view PDF) as a local “top doc.” In 2014, he was again selected for inclusion in Spree’s Top Doctors list for hand surgery. His practice specializes in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopic and arthroscopic surgery and the care of carpal tunnel syndrome and thumb pain, in addition to wrist, elbow and shoulder problems.Topdocs Logo

He works with two physician’s assistants, Lori Gmerek, RPA-C, and Beth Gillezeau, RPA-C.


  • Niagara University, Lewiston, NY
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


  • General Surgery Internship: Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship: Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Accreditations & Professional Memberships

  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons with Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons