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Matthew S. Conti, MD

Foot and Ankle

About Dr. Conti

Dr. Matthew S. Conti is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery and treats a wide range of both non-operative and operative foot and ankle issues. He is also an Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Conti attended college at the University of Notre Dame and spent a year studying at the University of Oxford in England. He obtained his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical School. Dr. Conti completed his orthopedic surgery residency at HSS and his foot and ankle fellowship training at the prominent OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Conti's research interests include improving and optimizing surgical outcomes in foot and ankle orthopedics. His work has been recognized nationally and internationally. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) J. Leonard Goldner Award for his research. Dr. Conti has received numerous internal and external grants to fund his research including an Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) grant. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has authored multiple book chapters in foot and ankle orthopedics. He was selected by the AOFAS to participate in the Orthopaedic Research Society Clinician Scholar Career Development Program.

Dr. Conti is an active member of the AOFAS and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). As part of the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee, he created the "AOFAS Resident Lecture Podcast Series" and is the chair of the Podcast Task Force. He is also a member of the AOFAS Post Graduate Education & Training Committee.

In 2004, Dr. Conti founded the non-profit organization Our Hearts to Your Soles. Our Hearts to Your Soles provides medical care and shoe wear to impoverished men and women across the United States, and to date, has distributed over 40,000 pairs of shoes through their annual nationwide Thanksgiving events.

Departments

Specialized Centers

Total Ankle Replacement Center

Special Expertise

Arthritis
Bunions
Flatfoot
Lesser toe deformity
Sports injuries
Reconstruction
Rheumatoid foot
Tendon disorders
Total ankle replacement
Trauma

Patient Stories

Insurance

Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Awards

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Clinician Scholar Career Development Program, 2022
Hospital for Special Surgery Todd J. Albert, MD Leadership Award, 2021
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program, 2020
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Resident Advocacy Fellowship, 2019
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Resident Scholarship, 2018
T. Campbell Thompson Prize for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, 2016
Clarence C. Coryell Prize in Surgery, 2016
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) J. Leonard Goldner Award, 2014
Hermann Biggs Health Policy Fellowship, 2012

Education

Weill Cornell Medical College, 2016

Internship

Hospital for Special Surgery, 2017

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, 2021

Fellowship

OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute, 2022

State Licensure

Languages

English

Publications by Dr. Conti

Selected Books/Chapters

Conti MS, Davis WH. "Chapter 1: Lapidus with Akin." Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Foot and Ankle, 4th edition.

Conti MS, Garfinkel J, and Ellis SJ. "Chapter 43: Reconstructions for Adult Acquired Flatfoot." Foot and Ankle Biomechanics.

Selected Journal Articles

Conti MS, Patel TJ, Zhu J, Elliott AJ, Conti SF, and Ellis SJ. "Association of First Metatarsal Pronation with PatientReported Outcomes and Recurrence Rates in Hallux Valgus." Foot and Ankle International, 43(3), March 2022.

Conti MS, Patel TJ, Caolo KC, Amadio JM, Miller MC, Costigliola SV, Ellis SJ, and Conti SF. "Correlation of Different Methods of Measuring Pronation of the First Metatarsal on Weightbearing CT Scans." Foot and Ankle International, 42(8), August 2021, 1049-1059.

Conti MS, Caolo KC, Cororaton AD, Deland JT, Demetracopoulos CA, and Ellis SJ. "Preoperative PROMIS Physical Function Scores Predict Postoperative Outcomes following Total Ankle Replacement." Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics, 6(3), July 2021.

Conti MS, Caolo KC, Nguyen JT, Deland JT, and Ellis SJ. "Preoperative Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Relationship with Postoperative Outcomes in Flexible Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity." Foot and Ankle International, 42(3), March 2021, 268-277.

Conti MS, Ellington JK, and Behrens SB. "Osteochondral Defects of the Talus: How to Treat without an Osteotomy." Clinics in Sports Medicine, 39(4), October 2020, 893-909.

Conti MS, Willett JF, Garfinkel JH, Miller MC, Costigliola SV, Elliott AJ, Conti SF, and Ellis SJ. "Effect of the Modified Lapidus Procedure on Pronation of the First Ray in Hallux Valgus." Foot and Ankle International, 41(2), February 2020, 125-132.

Conti MS, Garfinkel JH, Kunas GC, Deland JT, and Ellis SJ. "Postoperative Medial Cuneiform Position is Correlated with Patient-Reported Outcomes following Cotton Osteotomy for Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity." Foot and Ankle International, 40(5), May 2019, 491-498.

Conti MS, Jones M, Savenkov A, Deland JT, and Ellis SJ. "Outcomes of Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity in Older Patients." Foot and Ankle International, 39(9), September 2018, 1019-1027.

Conti MS, Ellis SJ, Chan JY, Do HT, and Deland JT. "Optimal Position of the Heel Following Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity." Foot and Ankle International, 36(8), August 2015, 919-927.

Conti MS, Chan JY, Do HT, Ellis SJ, and Deland JT. "Correlation of Postoperative Midfoot Position with Patient Outcomes Following Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity." Foot and Ankle International, 36(3), March 2015, 239-247.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Conti MS, Irwin TA, Ford SE, Jones CP, Anderson RB, and Davis WH. "Patient-Reported Outcomes Following a TwoStage Revision Total Ankle Arthroplasty for Chronic Periprosthetic Joint Infections." Accepted as a podium presentation at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Meeting in Québec City, Canada, September 2022.

Conti MS, Willett JF, Garfinkel JH, Miller MC, Costigliola SV, Elliott AJ, Conti SF, and Ellis SJ. "Association of First Metatarsal Pronation with Patient-Reported Outcomes and Recurrence Rates in Hallux Valgus." Oral presentation at the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies in Viña del Mar, Chile, April 2022.

Conti MS, Garfinkel JH, Greditzer HT, Sofka CM, Deland JT, Demetracopolous CA, and Ellis SJ. "Position of the Tibial Nerve in Patients Indicated for Total Ankle Arthroplasty." Oral presentation at the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies in Viña del Mar, Chile, April 2022.

Rajan L, Conti MS, Cororaton AD, Fuller R, and Ellis SJ. "Do Preoperative PROMIS Scores Predict Postoperative Outcomes in Hallux Rigidus Patients Undergoing Cheilectomy." Oral presentation at AOFAS Winter Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, February 2022.

Conti MS, Patel TJ, Caolo KC, Amadio JM, Miller MC, Costigliola SV, Ellis SJ, and Conti SF. "Correlation of Different Methods of Measuring Pronation of the First Metatarsal on Weightbearing CT Scans." Oral presentation at the 2nd International WBCT Society Virtual Meeting, January 2021.

Conti MS, Caolo KC, Miller MC, Conti SF, and Ellis SJ. "Weightbearing AP Radiographs Do Not Accurately Predict Pronation of the First Metatarsal Measured on Weightbearing CT Scans." Podium presentation at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Annual Meeting, AOFAS at Home, September 2020.

Conti SF, Clarke AJ, Conti MS, Ellis SJ, Miller MC. "Crista Volume Shows a Relationship to Sesamoid Station." Podium presentation at the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, August 2020.

Conti MS, Jones M, Nguyen J, Deland JT, and Ellis SJ. "Outcomes of Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity in Older Patients." Podium presentations at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Specialty Day in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2018. Abstract published in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics, 3(2), June 2018.

Conti MS, Chan JY, Do HT, Ellis SJ, and Deland JT. "Correlation of Postoperative Midfoot Position with Patient Outcomes Following Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity." Podium presentation at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, September 2014.

Conti MS, Chan JY, Do HT, Ellis SJ, and Deland JT. "Optimal Position of the Heel Following Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity." Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2014.

Research

Dr. Conti’s research focuses on improving the understanding of foot and ankle pathologies and optimizing surgical outcomes utilizing innovative technologies. His previous work on progressive collapsing foot deformity (flatfoot) won the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) J. Leonard Goldner Award, which is the top basic science research award from the society. Dr. Conti has written about bunions, total ankle replacements, and osteochondral lesions of the talus. Ongoing projects include improving outcomes following minimally invasive surgery and advancing surgical treatment of bunions and flatfoot deformity.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of October 03, 2022, Dr. Conti reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.