Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire

Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire
Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire

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 Co-Founder and President of the DeClaire LaMacchia 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, Surgery 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 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.


University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Penn State University
University of Michigan Medical School

Professional Societies and Accolades

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Top Doc Hall of Fame, Hour Magazine 2006, 2012
Chief, Department of Surgery, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Outstanding International Physician of the Year Award 2012, 2014
Outstanding Physician of the Year, Governor John Engler
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
Academic Honors General Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals
Academic Recognition, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, University of Michigan


Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Arthroplasty and Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee, Minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement, Revision total knee replacement

Practice Name
DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute


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