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J.P. McAleer


J.P. McAleer


(573) 556-7724

Dr. McAleer is experienced in all aspects of foot and ankle care including surgical and conservative treatment options. He is well-versed in lower extremity wound management and formerly directed patient care at the SSM Health – St. Mary’s Wound Healing Center. Dr. McAleer has a particular interest in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, diabetic limb salvage procedures, cartilage grafting techniques for arthritic joint damage, and regenerative medicine techniques. He is the first physician at JCMG to perform total ankle joint replacements for the treatment of ankle joint arthritis. He is also the first surgeon in the area to successfully perform the arthroscopically assisted deNovo juvenile hyaline cartilage grafting technique for osteochondral defects of the ankle joint.

Dr. McAleer introduced the innovative Lapiplasty procedure to the State of Missouri. This new technology provides reproducible 3-D triplane bunion correction, reducing the risk of bunion reoccurrence and improving patient outcomes. This ground breaking procedure allows for patients to walk after surgery and returns them to their shoes in half the time of traditional bunion surgery.

He specializes in bunion/hammertoe surgery, flatfoot deformity correction, management of joint arthritis, heel pain, repair of tendon tears/ruptures, and fracture management of the foot and ankle. He cares for both pediatric and adult patients.

Dr. McAleer and his partner Dr. Duke are among the top 1% most experienced Lapiplasty surgeons in the United states—a revolutionary procedure to realign bunions. Learn more at


Dr. McAleer entered private practice in 2006. He is a shareholder partner at the Jefferson City Medical Group. He also has privileges at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and serves as the Vice Chief of Staff at the JCMG Surgical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. McAleer is a member of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce. He holds a second degree black belt in Ryu Renshi Dan Karate and is an exercise and cycling enthusiast. He enjoys spending his free time traveling with his family.

Dr. McAleer has authored articles published in several medical journals. He has lectured internationally.


Dr. J.P. McAleer received his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated in the top of his class. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Mount Sinai Hospital consistently ranks in the top 20 nationwide by U.S. News & World, achieving honor roll status in multiple specialties. During his training there he earned the respect of his attending physicians and fellow residents and served as chief resident.


Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Certified in Foot Surgery
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
ACFAS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Certified
ACFAS Total Ankle Arthroplasty Certified

Awards / Honors

Served as Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center – New York, NY
Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society member
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Distinguished Scholar Award
Certificate of Recognition for involvement in the World Trade Center disaster relief efforts on September 11, 2001
Featured on “The Doctors” television show – Season 13; Episode 107; Aired 5/19/2021
Served as Chief Resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center – New York, NY
Pi Delta Podiatric Honor Society member
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Distinguished Scholar Award


Dr. McAleer has authored articles published in several medical journals, has lectured internationally and is a member of the Surgeon Advisory Board for Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. He is a medical device consultant and researcher and is actively involved in educating surgeons nationally.

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Foot and Ankle“; Published: April 30, 2024; Volume: 4; Chapter: 4

Triplanar Correction for First Metatarsophalangeal Fusion.” DeCarbo WT, Dayton P, Smith WB,McAleer JP, Hatch DJ, Ray JJ, Santrock RD. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Sep-Oct; 60(5):1044-1047. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.05.006. Epub 2021 May 20.

A Systematic Approach to the Surgical Correction of Combined Hallux Valgus and Metatarsus Adductus Deformities.” McAleer JP, Dayton P, DeCarbo WT, Hatch DJ, Smith WB, Ray JJ, Santrock RD.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Sep-Oct;60(5):1048-1053. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2020.11.010. Epub 2021 May 21.

A Simplified Preoperative Radiographic Assessment for Metatarsus Adductus Associated With Hallux Valgus.” McAleer JP, DeCarbo WT, Santrock RD, Hatch DJ, Dayton P, Smith WB.Foot Ankle Spec. 2024 Apr 23:19386400241241860. doi: 10.1177/19386400241241860.

Effect on Foot Width With Triplanar Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis for Hallux Valgus.” Vaida J, Ray JJ, Shackleford TL, DeCarbo WT, Hatch DJ, Dayton P,McAleer JP, Smith WB, Santrock RD.Foot Ankle Orthop. 2020 Aug 13;5(3):2473011420934804. doi: 10.1177/2473011420934804. eCollection 2020 Jul.

One- and Two-Year Analysis of a Five-Year Prospective Multicenter Study Assessing Radiographic and Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Triplanar First Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis With Early Weightbearing for Symptomatic Hallux Valgus.” Liu GT, Chhabra A, Dayton MJ, Dayton PD, Duke WJ, Farber DC, Hatch DJ, Kile DA, Koay J,McAleer JP, Raissi A, Raspovic KM, Santrock RD, Taylor RP, VanPelt MD, Wukich DK.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Nov-Dec;61(6):1308-1316. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.04.008. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Analysis of Shortening and Elevation of the First Ray With Instrumented Triplane First Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis.” Hatch DJ, Dayton P, DeCarbo W,McAleer JP, Ray JJ, Santrock RD, Smith WB.Foot Ankle Orthop. 2020 Nov 20;5(4):2473011420960678. doi: 10.1177/2473011420960678. eCollection 2020 Oct.

Efficacy of concentrated autologous platelet-derived growth factors in chronic lower-extremity wounds.” McAleer JP, Kaplan E, Persich G.J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2006 Nov-Dec;96(6):482-8. doi: 10.7547/0960482.

What Do Patients Report Regarding Their Real-World Function Following Concurrent Arthrodesis of the First Tarsometatarsal and First Metatarsophalangeal Joints.” Dayton P, Dayton M, Hatch DJ, DeCarbo WT,McAleer JP.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2024 Mar-Apr;63(2):187-193. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2023.10.006. Epub 2023 Nov 4.

Use of autologous platelet concentrate in a nonhealing lower extremity wound.” McAleer JP, Sharma S, Kaplan EM, Persich G.Adv Skin Wound Care. 2006 Sep;19(7):354-63. doi: 10.1097/00129334-200609000-00010.

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