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-150x150

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