Jeffrey DeClaire, MD

Jeffrey DeClaire

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


Dr. DeClaire is an active staff member at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills, MI, where he is the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and has served on numerous hospital committees. He is also a clinical assistant 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, MI 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 numerous 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 and 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 and a local university.