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Jeffrey H. DeClaire, MD

Jeffrey H. DeClaire, MD

DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute

Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D., is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of knee disorders and injuries. Dr. DeClaire has practiced orthopaedic surgery in Rochester, MI for more than 18 years and is the founder of The DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute, formerly Michigan Sports Medicine Center.

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

Dr. DeClaire earned his undergraduate and medical degrees 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, performing nearly 800 knee surgeries a year. His practice provides full service treatments 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 has authored multiple articles and presented his research findings at numerous domestic and international conferences. He 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. He is also the orthopaedic consultant for Oakland University.


Keith R. Berend, MD

Keith Berend, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
The Ohio State University

Dr. Keith Berend, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received his undergraduate degree from Florida Southern College. He completed his medical doctorate and orthopaedic residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. While in training, he received several major awards for his research work including the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Resident/Fellow Research Award, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award, the American Orthopaedic Association – Zimmer Annual Travel Resident Research Award, Duke University’s Division of Orthopaedics Annual Award for Outstanding Research, and an International College of Surgeons Research Scholarship. Dr. Berend completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee at Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., with Thomas H. Mallory, MD, and Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD. He joined that practice in 2003 and was a founding physician of New Albany Surgical Hospital. Dr. Berend was a Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellow in 2004 and a John N. Insall Knee Society Traveling Fellow in 2005. Dr. Berend and Joint Implant Surgeons annually host over 150 visiting national and international surgeons at their center, and are now a host site for the Knee Society Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Berend is a volunteer surgeon for Operation Walk, a charitable organization which provides medical education and free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries. Dr. Berend is the author of numerous articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals, and frequently presents his work at medical conferences both domestically and internationally. He is a reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Journal of Arthroplasty and Orthopedics . He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University. He is a member of The Columbus Medical Association, The Ohio Orthopaedic Society, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Piedmont Orthopedic Society and The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. His special interests include less-invasive total knee and total hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, resurfacing hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery and outcomes studies. In 2004 Dr. Berend traveled to Oxford, UK, and was trained and certified by the developers of the Oxford Mobile-Bearing Unicompartmental Knee System as one of the first 12 instructors for the American market.

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