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Former Buff State football player Clabeaux honored at commencement


BUFFALO -- Gregory Clabeaux, D.O., was honored with the Young Alumnus Achievement Award at Buffalo State's 145th Commencement on May 13.

Clabeaux was an offensive lineman for the Bengals football team from 1998-2001, and helped the Bengals earn two appearances in the NCAA playoffs and an ECAC Bowl Championship.

Today, Clabeaux is a vascular surgeon affiliated with the Buffalo Medical Group PC and Vascular & Endovascular Center of Western New York. A Buffalo native, he earned his bachelor's degree in health and wellness from Buffalo State College.

He holds a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he received the Western New York Outstanding Osteopathic Medical Student Award.

He was the first graduating fellow from the Sisters of Charity Hospital Vascular Surgery Fellowship, and he completed his surgical residency with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Horizon Campus, where he served as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Clabeaux also served as chief intern in a University at Buffalo and Sisters Hospital rotating internship. He is double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.

He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Eastern Vascular Society, the Western New York Society of Vascular Surgery, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery as well as the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. His special interests in vascular surgery include disease of the carotid arteries and aneurysmal disease of the aorta, as well as the remainder of the arterial system, peripheral arterial disease involving the lower extremities, dialysis access, and venous insufficiency (varicose veins).

His practice covers the spectrum from conservative, nonoperative management to minimally invasive endovascular procedures to complex open repair. Dr. Clabeaux and his wife, Bernadette, a professor at Medaille College, live in Orchard Park.