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Daniel C. Farber, MD

Daniel C. Farber, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Farber is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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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
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

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 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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

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

Farber Daniel C, Lovering Richard M: Ganglion cyst in the tarsal tunnel. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy 44 (1): 40,2014.

Farber Daniel C, Knutsen Elisa J: Footwear recommendations and patterns among orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons: a survey. Foot & ankle specialist 6 (6): 457-64,2013.

Farber Daniel C, Farber Jerry S: Tourniquet application on the difficult thigh: technique tip. Foot & ankle international 32 (7): 735-6,2011.

Farber Daniel C: Commentary on an article by T. Tomesen, MD, et al.: "Treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures with closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation". The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 93 (10): e58,2011.

Academic Contact Info

230 West Washington Square
Farm Journal Building, 5th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-3668
Fax: (215) 829-5002
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)