Robert Dekker, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Rochester, MI

About Dr. Dekker

Dr. Robert Dekker is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who has dedicated his career to the advanced treatment of foot and ankle disorders.  He has a special interest in sports injuries, revision surgery and minimally-invasive techniques.

Dr. Dekker was raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of Rochester High School.  He attended Kalamazoo College on academic scholarship where he graduated magna cum laude with the distinction of highest honors in Biology and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.   Dr. Dekker attended medical school at the University of Michigan. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He then completed a fellowship at the world-renowned Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy in Baltimore, MD.  

Dr. Dekker is passionate about evidence-based care for common and complex foot and ankle conditions.  He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on minimally invasive Achilles tendon rupture repair, safety and outcomes after ankle fracture surgery, and total ankle replacement vs. fusion for ankle arthritis.  He has presented research at national symposiums and is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Dr. Dekker believes in a patient centered approach.  Most patients with foot and ankle problems do not need surgery and can be effectively managed with bracing, orthotics, physical therapy or injections.  However, when surgery is needed, he believes that advanced surgical care, rehabilitation and recovery management lead to the best patient outcomes. A personalized and caring approach is what patients can expect when consulting with Dr. Dekker.

Dr. Dekker and his wife Dr. Stefanie Sherman, an Ophthalmologist in Clarkston, MI are excited to be practicing in Southeast Michigan after training throughout the country.  In his spare time, Dr. Dekker enjoys golf, swimming, traveling and cooking. 


Specialty:  Orthopedic surgery, foot and ankle surgery

Undergraduate education:  Kalamazoo College 

Medical School:  University of Michigan 

Orthopedic Surgery Residency:  Northwestern University – Chicago, IL

Fellowship:  Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy – Baltimore, MD


Dr. Dekker’s area of expertise includes:

  • Achilles rupture
  • Ankle fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Cartilage lesions
  • Flat feet
  • Foot and toe deformities
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Revisions
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Upper and lower extremity fractures including hip, foot, forearm, and wrist



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Dr. Robert Dekker is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who has dedicated his career to the advanced treatment of foot and ankle disorders.  He has a special interest in sports injuries, revision surgery and minimally-invasive techniques.

Dr. Dekker was raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of Rochester High School.  He attended Kalamazoo College on academic scholarship where he graduated magna cum laude with the distinction of highest honors in Biology and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.   Dr. Dekker attended medical school at the University of Michigan. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He then completed a fellowship at the world-renowned Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy in Baltimore, MD.  

Dr. Dekker is passionate about evidence-based care for common and complex foot and ankle conditions.  He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on minimally invasive Achilles tendon rupture repair, safety and outcomes after ankle fracture surgery, and total ankle replacement vs. fusion for ankle arthritis.  He has presented research at national symposiums and is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Dr. Dekker believes in a patient centered approach.  Most patients with foot and ankle problems do not need surgery and can be effectively managed with bracing, orthotics, physical therapy or injections.  However, when surgery is needed, he believes that advanced surgical care, rehabilitation and recovery management lead to the best patient outcomes. A personalized and caring approach is what patients can expect when consulting with Dr. Dekker.

Dr. Dekker and his wife Dr. Stefanie Sherman, an Ophthalmologist in Clarkston, MI are excited to be practicing in Southeast Michigan after training throughout the country.  In his spare time, Dr. Dekker enjoys golf, swimming, traveling and cooking. 


Specialty:  Orthopedic surgery, foot and ankle surgery

Undergraduate education:  Kalamazoo College 

Medical School:  University of Michigan 

Orthopedic Surgery Residency:  Northwestern University – Chicago, IL

Fellowship:  Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy – Baltimore, MD


Dr. Dekker’s area of expertise includes:




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