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Jonathan T. Deland, MD

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About Dr. Deland


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.


Specialized Centers

Total Ankle Replacement Center
Institute for Cartilage Repair

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

Patient Stories

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Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Orthopedic Surgery


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2019
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2019, 2021, 2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2015, 2021, 2022
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


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

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Deland

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles


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 osteochondral and arthritic lesions of the ankle, hindfoot and Achilles tendon problems, and forefoot problems such as bunions, neuromas, and lesser toe deformities.

Clinical Trials / Research Studies

Patient Registries

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Deland as of August 18, 2023.

  • Arthrex, Inc. - Royalties
  • Imagen Technologies - Ownership Interest
  • Paragon28- Consultant
  • Zimmer - Royalties 

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Deland in the News