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 of the Foot and Ankle Service 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
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


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

Insurances Accepted

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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

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

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Dr. Jonathan Deland, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1665
Fax: 212.794.4291

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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