> Skip repeated content
photo of Matthew M. Roberts, MD

Matthew M. Roberts, MD

Foot and Ankle

About Dr. Roberts


Dr. Matthew Roberts has been in the practice of foot and ankle orthopedic surgery at HSS 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 returned to New York for his General Surgery Internship at Weill Cornell Medical Center and his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at HSS. 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 HSS 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.

Profile Video


Special Expertise

High arched feet, including Charcot-Marie Tooth disease
Foot and ankle arthritis
Foot and ankle trauma/fractures
Reconstruction of foot deformities: bunions, hammertoes, flat feet
Sports injuries: Achilles tendon rupture, ankle instability

Patient Stories

Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts


Learn more about our patient ratings.


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.



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


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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2009-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2022
AAOS Leadership Fellow, 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (top in medical school class)


MD, University of Texas, Houston, Texas


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Seattle, Washington

State Licensure



For My Patients

Graphic: Hide text

Surgical Locations

Dr. Roberts performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Roberts

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

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.


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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Roberts as of February 03, 2022.

  • HS2, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC of Manhattan, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • Imagen Technologies - Ownership Interest

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.

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

Dr. Roberts in the News