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Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle
Photo of Dr. Deland

Jonathan T. Deland, MD

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1665
Fax: 212.794.4291
East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1665
Fax: 212.794.4291

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 of the Foot and Ankle Service at HSS.

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


Special Expertise

Foot and Ankle Sport Injuries
Adolescent Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency (Flatfoot Disorder)
Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency (Flatfoot Disorder)
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


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2015
Winner, Best Scientific Paper on Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency, 2014
AOFAS Award/Grant, Spring Ligament Reconstruction, 2013
Healthnetwork Foundation Excellence Award, 2009
Men's Health, 2007
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



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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

Patient Education by Dr. Deland on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

Saltzman CL, Mann RA, Ahrens JE, Amendola A, Anderson RB, Berlet GC, Brodsky JW, Chou LB, Clanton TO, Deland JT, Deorio JK, Horton GA, Lee TH, Mann JA, Nunley JA, Thordarson DB, Walling AK, Wapner KL, Coughlin MJ. Prospective controlled trial of STAR total ankle replacement versus ankle fusion: initial results. Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Jul;30(7):579-96.

Deland JT. Total Ankle Replacement: An Overview. In: Total Ankle Arthroplasty. American Acadmy of Orthopedic Surgeons, December 2014.

Deland JT, Page A, Sung IH, O'Malley MJ, Inda D, Choung S. Posterior tibial tendon insufficiency results at different stages. HSS J. 2006 Sep;2(2):157-60.

Conti MS, Chan JY, Do HT, Ellis SJ, Deland JT. Correlation of postoperative midfoot position with outcome following reconstruction of the stage II adult acquired flatfoot deformity. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Mar;36(3):239-47.

Williams BR, Ellis SJ, Deyer TW, Pavlov H, Deland JT. Reconstruction of the spring ligament using a peroneus longus autograft tendon transfer. Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Jul;31(7):567-77.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Professional Education by Dr. Deland on HSS.edu

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 important. 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. Also important is ankle replacements. His research in total ankle replacements has encompassed both clinical research and laboratory research.

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.

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