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Daniel C. Farber, MD

Daniel C. Farber, MD Physician

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Director Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Research Director Associate 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
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Aspiration
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Bunions
  • Club Foot
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Deformities Surgery
  • Foot Deformity
  • Foot Disorders
  • Hammer Toe
  • Joint Injections
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman's Heel)
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • X-Ray
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 Medical Association, National American Orthopaedic Association, National American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, National Hermes Society, Organization of past AOFAS Travelling Fellows, International 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Achilles Tendon Disorders - Clinical and Basic Science Research
Footwear patterns
Arthrodesis of the Foot and Ankle
Bone Grafting for Foot and Ankle Procedures

Selected Publications:

Karim Mahmoud MD, Abduljabbar Alhammoud MD, Sreenivasulu Metikala MD, Kathryn O'Connor MD, Daniel C. Farber MD: The outcomes of bone grafting of peri-prosthetic total ankle osteolytic lesions: a meta-analysis AOFAS Annual Meeting Chicago, IL : 2019.

Eilberg B, Basatski A, Farber D: The Physician as a Role Model – A Prospective Analysis of Patient Perception in Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting : 2019.

Eilberg B, Basatski A, Miranda A, Farber D: Assessment of Radiographic Image Adequacy in Current Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Literature AAOS Annual Meeting : 2019.

Baxter J, Farber D, Hast M: Plantarflexor fiber and tendon slack length are strong determinants of simulated single-leg heel raise height Journal of Biomechanics : 2019.

Adnan N. Cheema; Joseph Newton; James Boorman-Padgett; Stephanie Weiss; Courtney Nuss; Daniel Gittings; Daniel Farber; Louis J. Soslowsky: The Effects of Nicotine on Achilles Tendon Healing After Full Thickness Injury in a Rat Model Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting : 2019.

Ferguson AQ, Christopherson C, Elattar S, Wapner KL, Farber DC: Achilles Tendinopathy and Associated Pathology: A Review of Current Concepts Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics : 2019.

Baxter J, Farber D, Hast M: Simulated Single-Leg Heel Raise Function is Governed Primarily by Optimal Fiber Length Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting : 2019.

Cheema Adnan N, Newton Joseph B, Boorman-Padgett James F, Weiss Stephanie N, Nuss Courtney A, Gittings Daniel J, Farber Daniel C, Soslowsky Louis J: Nicotine impairs intra-substance tendon healing after full thickness injury in a rat model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society : 2018.

Elattar S, Smith T, Ferguson A, Farber DC, Wapner KL: Uses of Braces and Orthotics for Conservative Management of Foot & Ankle Disorders Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics 3 (3): 2018.

Farber DC: Stress Fractures Foot & Ankle: Musculoskeletal Medicine : 2018.

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