Demetris Delos, MD

SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST
KNEE & SHOULDER SURGEON
  • College: Cooper Union College, School of Engineering, New York, NY
    Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • Medical School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Residency: Orthopedics, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Dr. Delos earned his medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.  He did his internship and residency in orthopedics at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) /New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He completed a research fellowship at the HSS Laboratory for Soft Tissue Research prior to a surgical fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery also at HSS, where he was Chief Administrative Fellow. He served as Assistant NFL Team Physician for the New York Football Giants and also as team physician for a number of local high school and college athletes.

Dr. Delos’s practice focuses on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder disorders including knee preservation surgery, knee replacement, surgery for shoulder instability, and rotator cuff repair. He has a specific interest in the comprehensive care of athletic knee disorders including meniscus, ligament, and cartilage injuries. His practice incorporates the latest operative methods including meniscal preservation and transplantation, ACL and multiple ligament knee reconstruction and repair surgery, osteotomies to realign joints, and cartilage repair and restoration.

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Watch Dr. Delos’ January, 2016 appearance on Health IQ with Dr. Siegel.

Read about a distinguished panel including Dr. Delos on the subject of maximizing a child’s athletic potential.

 AFFILIATIONS

Academic
Former Assistant Instructor in Orthopaedics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Professional
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Orthopaedic Research Society

Sports
Former NFL Assistant Team Physician, New York Giants: 2012-2013
Former Assistant Team Physician, Iona College: 2012-2013
Former Team Physician New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Football: 2009-2012

CERTIFICATIONS
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery  – Board Certified

ADDITIONAL HONORS
AOA Emerging Leaders Forum, 2012
AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum, 2011
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician-Scientist Development Program, 2011
AOSSM Young Investigator Grant recipient, 2010
Rudin Foundation Grant recipient, 2010
Hellenic Medical Society Scholarship, 2002
George N. Papanicolaou Scholarship, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1999


PUBLISHED RESEARCH

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Testimonials

  • Dr. Delos is an awesome surgeon. He performed a knee replacement for my husband. Could not have had a better surgeon. Dr. Delos also helped our daughter who was injured in Canada with a fractured hip. His approach to her was so positive, and he was extremely honest with her prognosis as long as she followed his direction. She is now doing full marathons and an Ironman. All of this was because of Dr. Delos. He is the best surgeon I have ever met. His people skills are beyond reproach as well as his office staff. (Comment from Rate MDs)


  • I broke my shoulder and arm and Dr. Delos was brought in to operate on me. He’s got a wonderful manner about him and he’s an excellent doctor who follows up with his patients. (comment from Health Grades)


  • Dr. Delos is a very competent and caring surgeon, who is respectful of his patients as well as their time. He is knowledgeable and capable as well as kind. He operated on my broken ankle and I had an excellent results. (comment from Health Grades)


  • If it wasn’t for Dr. Delos I would not be walking without pain. I am almost 7 months out from TKR and I feel great!!! I am back to my normal routine. Dr. Delos’s bed side manner is fabulous. He is caring and listens to what you have to say. I recommend him all the time when people ask who did my surgery. (comment from Health Grades)


  • I broke my knee cap in 7 pieces. Dr. Delos repaired my knee with such expertise that I have healed quicker than expected. His professionalism is excellent and I would recommend him to my family and friends. (comment from RateMD)


  • Dr. Delos is not only an exceptional doctor, but he is caring and compassionate. My daughter had a torn ACL and Meniscus and was scheduled to compete in Disney. Dr. Delos worked with her to assure she could take the mat and compete prior to her surgery. He was factual but understanding of the opportunity she had in going to Disney. I would recommend him to EVERYONE in need of his specialty. I would recommend him to EVERYONE in need of his specialty. (comment from RateMD) 


  • Young, innovative, and on the cutting edge of his specialty. Dr. Delos replaced both my knees and I had wonderful results with minor pain, minimized by his phenomenal anesthesia formula. Best of all, the lack of external stitching (using medical glue instead) eased the healing process and left no ugly scarring. I could not ask for better results. Highly recommended by HSS and deservedly so. Thanks Dr. Delos. (comment from RateMD)


  • Dr. Delos and the entire staff at ONS are and always have been so friendly and professional. I cannot say enough positive things about him and will gladly recommend him and ONS to any and every one! Thank you all so much! (DP)


  • Dr. Delos has been an excellent physician throughout. I always felt like we were in this together. (Patient Survey)


  • I’ve had my share of experiences with orthopedic surgeons. But I must say Dr. Delos is by far one of the best if not the best doctor I’ve ever been to. He strives to do the best for you and your recovery. Thank you for all of your help Doc because of you I can go back to my normal life. God bless you this and every day. (RM)


  • For 21 year old S.R. the first game of the Division III  soccer season at SUNY Purchase was her last.  She twisted her knee awkwardly while running down the field and tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee. She knew the ordeal she was in for, having torn the ACL in her other knee four years earlier while playing high school soccer.  “I knew there would be surgery and six months of rehabilitation, but  it was my senior year and I was determined to be back in shape to play lacrosse in the spring,” she said.

    With the help and guidance of sports medicine specialists, Dr. Demetris Delos, S.R. achieved her goal.  Not only did S.R. contribute to her team’s 9 and 3 season, she was named MVP of the team, and Female Athlete of the Year by the university. She also qualified for the First Team All Conference and All Regional in lacrosse.

    “Dr. Delos was so nice and friendly and straightforward in terms of expectations and recovery time. He turned a bad situation into a great experience.”  (SR)


  • Sam McCanncropp

    12 year old soccer player, Sam M., was on top of his sport when he developed knee pain and swelling after a fall during a game last June. He kept it to himself because he didn’t want to jeopardize his chance to compete internationally at the Madrid Cup in September.  Although he did make it to the tournament,  he spent most of his time on the sidelines with his knee too painful, swollen, and difficult to move.

    Upon returning home, Sam’s mother, Paula, brought him to see Dr. Demetris Delos, a sports medicine physician who specializes in knee injuries.  Dr. Delos ordered an MRI, which revealed a slight fracture in Sam’s knee and a one inch piece of loose cartilage that would require surgery to repair.  The injury was close to the growth plate, which could have had long term consequences.  However, the surgery went well and Sam is back on the soccer field with his sights on the Hackley School’s Academy Team.

    “Dr. Delos was always positive and everything he said would happen transpired, “said Paula M., Sam’s mother. “I was very impressed with the high level of care and collaboration with the physical therapists because they all wanted Sam to achieve his goal.  Everyone was unbelievably caring.” (SM)


  • When my arthritis got so bad that I couldn’t walk, I knew I needed to have my right knee replaced. I went to ONS because my daughter had been treated by Dr. Camel and Dr. Sahler, and I was very impressed by how supportive and caring they were. As soon as I met Dr. Delos,  I had every confidence that I was in good hands. He has a great bedside manner, he’s honest and straightforward. He took the time to answer every question my husband and I had about the procedure. Two months after my surgery, I was able to take a trip to Cancun and walk around the Mayan ruins and the only thing that bothered me was the heat.  I’m going to Disney World next month, and I can’t thank Dr. Delos for making it all possible. I recommend ONS to everyone.  (SS)


  • In July  of 2014, Dr. Delos performed ACL surgery on my daughter.  Brooke is doing great!  In fact, since surgery Brooke has returned to playing volleyball & basketball.  She played Varsity Volleyball from Stamford HS where she was a setter.  She also played Varsity Basketball where she was the starting point guard.  Both teams had a great year, but the girls basketball team had a historical year. The Stamford Knights won the FCIAC Title (District title) and the CIAC Title (State Championship.)  Thanks to Dr. Delos, Brooke was a huge part of the team’s success. (CK)


  • I came home from my vacation in the Dominican Republic with two broken shoulders. Dr. Delos was absolutely amazing. He has a kind and caring bedside manner and when he told me I needed surgery on my left shoulder, I never had a thought to go anywhere else. I highly recommend him. (JR)


  • In 2014, local student athlete Brooke was playing basketball with her team in the 7th of 8 games at the AAU Nationals when she became injured during a layup after another player collided with her causing immediate knee pain. “I fell down and the trainer helped me off the court. We could see instant swelling and knew I needed to see a doctor” said Brooke.

    Brooke suffered a painful injury which required surgery. ONS orthopedic surgeon Demetris Delos, MD performed surgery to repair a torn ACL and a partial meniscus tear. Brooke said, “I felt a little bit timid before the surgery but the surgery went well.” (more…)


  • Dr. Delos operated on my broken ankle 6 months ago and today I have graduated and am doing great! My experience was very good at ONS and I have a healthcare background so I am very picky when I choose a doctor. The ONS office is extremely well-run and the ambulatory care center is top notch. I’m not sure how they could do a better job and they called me the next day to see how I was doing after surgery. I’ve referred friends to ONS in the past months that have seen other specialists at ONS who have told me they have all had the same experience. I’ve even brought my daughter here for care. Dr. Delos is very knowledgeable, competent, and caring. (MS)


  • Dr. Delos: I had a full tissue tear of my rotator cuff. Dr. Delos examined me and pointed out the alternatives and how we could approach the injury. He explained his plan and operated to repair the damage at the ambulatory center. The experience was very good and they called me the next day to see how I was doing.

    I needed physical therapy 3 days a week for the first few weeks, then twice a week and now I so much better six months later. (more…)


  • ONS is excellent! The staff is warm and very nice to children. I injured myself at work and came to see Dr. Delos. He explained that I needed surgery and it was scheduled at the Holly Hill Ambulatory Center. ONS and surgery center staff are lovely people. Dr. Delos was very human and made sure to explain all that I needed to have done to get back to normal. It was a perfect experience and I am pain free. (IK)


  • Dr. Delos, – “I was new customer at ONS. The staff showed me that they are really professional and made me feel comfortable, that they were reliable and it felt like home. Thanks everybody!” (Anonymous)


  • Everyone at ONS was very warm and friendly. Dr. Delos was extremely helpful and very direct with his thoughts and recommendations, which I liked! (Anonymous)


  • Dr. Delos was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He diagnosed my son’s Lyme disease almost immediately and this was confirmed by testing. (Anonymous)


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