Jeffrey H. DeClaire, Founder & President

Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D. is  a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. DeClaire has  practiced orthopaedic surgery in Rochester, Michigan for more than 20 years. He  is the founder and director of The DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute.  Dr. DeClaire specializes in the treatment of disorders and injuries of the  knee.

Dr. DeClaire is an active  staff member at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills, where he  is Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and has also served on numerous  hospital committees. He is also an associate clinical professor at Oakland University  in Rochester Hills.

Dr. DeClaire earned his  undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann  Arbor. He completed a surgical residency program at Wayne State University in  Detroit and an orthopaedic residency at University of Michigan Hospitals. He  also completed his sports medicine fellowship program, which concentrated on  knee injuries and disorders, at Penn State University’s Hershey Medical Center  in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

For the past decade, Dr.  DeClaire has focused on treating knee disorders and injuries, and performs  nearly 1000 knee surgeries a year. His practice provides full service  treatments for patients including arthroscopy, arthroscopic ligament  reconstruction, meniscus transplantation, cartilage regeneration, as well as  partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.

Dr. DeClaire remains at the  top of his field by working with a group of international orthopaedic surgeons  who devise new techniques and procedures for partial and total knee replacement  surgery. He is a leader in developing the minimally invasive surgery (MIS)  procedure for total knee replacement and has also developed a partial knee  replacement, the Patellofemoral surgical procedure. Dr. DeClaire’s philosophy  is to find effective solutions that use the least invasive approach to preserve  or restore the normal knee anatomy.

Dr. DeClaire was awarded the  Outstanding Physician of the Year Award by Governor John Engler in 1997. He is  a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of  Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Additionally, he has been an  orthopaedic team consultant to local high schools including Cranbrook schools,  Andover High School, Lahser High School, Rochester High School and Rochester  Adams High School. In addition, he is the orthopaedic consultant for Oakland  University.

Dr. DeClaire was selected as one of  Detroit “Top Doc’s” for the second time in October 2006 by Detroit Hour Magazine.