3921 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 250-6520

David J. Pochatko, MD

David J. Pochatko, MD


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Doctor of Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Dr. Pochatko is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. He treats a wide array of foot and ankle conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, arthritis, achilles tendonitis, fractures and ankle instability. Dr. Pochatko has been in practice for a long time, and that allows him to bring a lot of wisdom to his approach to treatment. He understands that not every screw fits every bolt - he’ll work with you to find the right treatment plan. He aims to make sure his patients feel relaxed in his care, and trust him as an expert and a person. For Dr. Pochatko,making you laugh or brightening your day with a joke during your exam is an important aspect of patient care.

Outside of work, Dr. Pochatko is a husband, a father, a wine collector and a musician. His daughter inherited his musical ability, and is a singer-songwriter in Nashville, and Dr. Pochatko serves as her manager and supporter. As a voracious learner, his parents bought him his first guitar as a teenager to focus his attention. Now, he’s a member of ASCAP, and has written songs recorded by John Stevens (American Idol contestant). He and his three brothers grew up in a house full of laughter, resulting in a positive outlook and a love of dad jokes. His approach to life is that you can do anything you want in life, you just have to want it enough, stay focused, and not be deterred.