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Daniel C. Farber, MD

Daniel C. Farber, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Farber is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Cartilage (Osteochondral) Defects
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction (ALR)
  • Ankle Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Cavus Foot (High Arched Foot)
  • Charcot's Joint (Neuropathic Arthropathy)
  • Club Foot
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Flat Foot (Pes Planus)
  • Foot Deformity
  • Hammer Toe
  • Kinematic Alignment in Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Malunion
  • Nonunion
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pediatric Ankle Deformity

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, National American College of Physician Executives, National American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, National Hermes Society, Organization of past AOFAS Travelling Fellows, International Member, American Medical Association, National Member, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Farber is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Elattar S, Ferguson A, Farber DC, Wapner KL: Uses of Braces and Orthotics for Conservative Management of Foot & Ankle Disorders: a review article in FAO Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics awaiting publication : 2018.

Freedman Benjamin R, Salka Nabeel S, Morris Tyler R, Bhatt Pankti R, Pardes Adam M, Gordon Joshua A, Nuss Courtney A, Riggin Corinne N, Fryhofer George W, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis: Temporal Healing of Achilles Tendons After Injury in Rodents Depends on Surgical Treatment and Activity. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25 (9): 635-647,2017.

Freedman Benjamin R, Fryhofer George W, Salka Nabeel S, Raja Harina A, Hillin Cody D, Nuss Courtney A, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis J: Mechanical, histological, and functional properties remain inferior in conservatively treated Achilles tendons in rodents: Long term evaluation. Journal of biomechanics 56 : 55-60,2017.

Farber DC, Freeland E, Tyndall S: Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Arthroscopy and Rehabilitation Postoperative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation : 2017.

Farber DC, Heinsch D: Triple Arthrodesis Foot and Ankle Fusions : 2017.

Freedman Benjamin R, Gordon Joshua A, Bhatt Pankti R, Pardes Adam M, Thomas Stephen J, Sarver Joseph J, Riggin Corinne N, Tucker Jennica J, Williams Alexis W, Zanes Robert C, Hast Michael W, Farber Daniel C, Silbernagel Karin G, Soslowsky Louis J: Nonsurgical treatment and early return to activity leads to improved Achilles tendon fatigue mechanics and functional outcomes during early healing in an animal model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society 34 (12): 2172-2180,2016.

Fryhofer George W, Freedman Benjamin R, Hillin Cody D, Salka Nabeel S, Pardes Adam M, Weiss Stephanie N, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis J: Postinjury biomechanics of Achilles tendon vary by sex and hormone status. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 121 (5): 1106-1114,2016.

Lee Dong Yeon, Seo Sang Gyo, Kim Eo Jin, Kim Sung Ju, Lee Kyoung Min, Farber Daniel C, Chung Chin Youb, Choi In Ho: Correlation between static radiographic measurements and intersegmental angular measurements during gait using a multisegment foot model. Foot & ankle international 36 (1): 1-10,2015.

Farber DC: Clinicians’ shoes can send mixed message to patients Lower Extremity Review : 2014.

Neufeld Steven K, Farber Daniel C: Tendon transfers in the treatment of Achilles' tendon disorders. Foot and ankle clinics 19 (1): 73-86,2014.

Academic Contact Info

230 West Washington Square
Farm Journal Building, 5th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-3668
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

In case of emergency, please call 911