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Matthew M. Roberts, MD

Foot and Ankle
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About Dr. Roberts


Dr. Matthew Roberts is the chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at HSS. He is board certified and has been in practice since 2003, specializing 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 received the Nancy Kane Bischoff Award for Resident Mentorship in 2019. He has numerous publications and continues to work in research and education.

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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

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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 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 Doctor, 15 Years
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2009-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2012-2022
Nancy Kane Bischoff Award for Resident Mentorship, 2019
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



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Surgical Locations

Dr. Roberts performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Roberts

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles


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. Roberts as of February 15, 2023.

  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC of Manhattan, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Imagen Technologies - Ownership Interest
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Board or Committee Member

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.

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