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Dr. Matthew Roberts, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Matthew M. Roberts, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle
Dr. Matthew Roberts, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Matthew M. Roberts, MD

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1181
Fax: 646.797.8814
East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1181
Fax: 646.797.8814

Matt Roberts, MD, has been in the practice of foot and ankle orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery since 2003. He is Board Certified and specializes in the repair of foot and ankle injuries, as well as the reconstruction of deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, and high-arched feet.

Dr. Roberts was raised in Oklahoma, Arizona and New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School. He spent his undergraduate years at Rice University and went on to graduate at the top of his medical school class at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1997. Dr. Roberts then returned to New York for his General Surgery Internship at Weill Cornell Medical Center and his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He then completed a year-long fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Roberts is currently a member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). He is an active member of the Hospital for Special Surgery community and participates in more than a dozen local and national committees. In recognition, he was invited to participate in the AAOS Leadership Fellows program in 2011. He has numerous publications and continues to work in research and education.

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Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Reconstruction of Foot Deformities: Bunions, Hammertoes, Flat feet
Foot and Ankle Trauma/Fractures
High Arched Feet, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth
Foot and Ankle Arthritis
Sports Injuries: Achilles tendon rupture, Ankle instability


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2009-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2018
AAOS Leadership Fellow, 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (top in medical school class)


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board member, 2012-present



Insurance Information

Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts


MD, University of Texas, Houston, Texas


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Seattle, Washington


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Patient Education by Dr. Roberts on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

Cody E, Mancuso C, MacMahon A, Marinescu A, Burket J, Drakos M, Roberts MM, Ellis S. Development of an Expectations Survey for Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot and Ankle International Dec 2016

Cohen SL, Miller TT, Ellis SJ, Roberts MM, DiCarlo EF. Sonography of Morton Neuromas: What Are We Really Looking At?, J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Oct;35(10):2191-5.

Bridget D; Pino A; Levine DS; Roberts MM; Deland J; O'Malley Martin; Elliott A. Functional Outcomes Following First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis, Foot and Ankle International July 2016

MacMahon A, Kim P, Levine DS, Burket J, Roberts MM, Drakos MC, Deland JT, Elliott AJ, Ellis SJ. Return to Sports and Physical Activities After Primary Partial Arthrodesis for Lisfranc Injuries in Young Patients. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr;37(4):355-62.

MacMahon A, Karbassi J, Burket JC, Elliott AJ, Levine DS, Roberts MM, Deland JT, O'Malley MJ, Yu J, Mancuso CA, Ellis SJ. Return to Sports and Physical Activities After the Modified Lapidus Procedure for Hallux Valgus in Young Patients. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr;37(4):378-85.

Mani SB, Lloyd EW, MacMahon A, Roberts MM, Levine DS, Ellis SJ . Modified Lapidus Procedure with Joint Compression, Meticulous Surface Preparation, and Shear-Strain-Relieved Bone Graft Yields Low Nonunion Rate. HSS Journal, 2015;11:243-248.

Yadeau JT, Paroli L, Kahn RL, Jules-Elysee KM, , LaSala VR, Liu SS, Lin E, Powell K, Buschiazzo VL, Wukovits B, Roberts MM, Levine DS Addition of Pregabalin to Multimodal Analgesic Therapy Following Ankle Surgery: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: May-Jun 37(3):302-306, 2012

Reinhardt K, Oh L, Schottel P, Roberts MM, Levine DS, Treatment of Lisfranc fracture-dislocations with primary partial arthrodesis.  Foot and Ankle International: Jan 33(1):50-56, 2012

Panchbhavi VK, Aronow MS, Digiovanni BF, Giza E, Grimes JS, Harris TG, Roberts MM, Straus B. Foot and Ankle Experience in Orthopedic Residency: An Update. Foot and Ankle International: Jan 31(1):10-3, 2010

Ellis SJ, Roberts MM.  Chapter 40: Surgical Management of Failed Great Toe Arthroplasty. Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Foot and Ankle.  (JC Coetzee and SR Hurwitz, ed.)  Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010

Roberts MM, Greisberg J, Chapter 2: Examination of the Foot and Ankle, In: Foot and Ankle: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics, (DiGiovanni & Greisberg, ed.) Elsevier, 2007

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Professional Education by Dr. Roberts on HSS.edu

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