Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Dr. Jonathan T. Deland, MD, came to Hospital for Special Surgery on July 1, 1991 from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is the recipient of an NIH Grant on Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency. Dr. Deland initiated the creation and is now an Attending Surgeon in the Foot and Ankle Center at HSS.


Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College




Special Expertise

Foot and Ankle Sport Injuries
Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency (Flatfoot Deformity)
Acute and Chronic Achilles Ruptures/Tears - Minimal Incision Technique, Developer of PARS Device
Ankle Arthritis, Total Ankle Replacements, Co-developer of Zimmer Total Ankle Replacement
First MP Arthritis


Winner, Best Scientific Paper on Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency (midfoot), 2014
AOFAS Award/Grant, Spring Ligament Reconstruction (posterior tibial tendon insufficiency), 2013
Excellence Award, Healthnetwork Foundation, 2009
Best Doctors in America
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Winner NIH Grant on Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency, 1997
Dow Corning Award for Research, Foot and Ankle Society, 1990
Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Research Grant, 1992


If Dr. Deland does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians And Surgeons, New York


Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Harvard Orthopedic Program, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts


St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital Center with William Hamilton, MD, and Francesca Thompson, MD, Foot and Ankle, US
Massachusetts General Hospital with Arthur Boland, MD, Sports Medicine
A-O Fellowship, Trauma, US


Orthopedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Research Description

Dr. Deland has several areas of investigation. Of these, Tibial Posterior Tendon dysfunction, known as the common cause of adult deformity flatfoot, is among the most primary. Dysfunction of the Posterior Tibial Tendon (PTT) has become a common clinical problem; the potential complexity of the deformity and disability it can cause patients afflicted with it has been well noted. This topic became a major field of Dr. Deland's research studies.

Additionally, Dr. Deland's interests are concentrated on osteohondral and arthritic lesions of the ankle, hindfoot and achilles tendon problems, and forefoot problems such as bunions, neuromas, and lesser toe deformities.

Clinical Trials

Patient Forms

^ Back to Top