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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.

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 Member, American Medical Association, National Member, Pennsylvania Orthodaedic 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, Neufeld SN: Tendon Transfersfor AchillesTendon Disorders Foot and Ankle Clinics (1): 73-86,2014.

Farber DC, Knutsen E: Footwear Recommendations and Patterns among Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons: A Survey. Foot Ankle Spec 6 (6): 457-464,2013.

Farber, Daniel: Foot and Ankle Fusions: You can’t always replace us – 1st MTPJ Fusions American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. ICL 282, : 2012.

Farber, D, C: “Shoe-wear Recommendations Survey of American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Members" International Federation of Foot and Ankle Society Meeting (Email Meeting),Nara, Japan : 2011.

Farber DC, Farber JS: Tourniquet Application on the Difficult Thigh: Technique Tip. Foot and Ankle International 32 (7): 735-6,2011.

Farber DC, DeOrio JK.: Oxygen Tensiometry for Prediction of Wound Healing in Total Ankle Arthroplasty Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 43 (5): 381-5,2009.

Farber DC, Henry S.: Nondiabetic Foot Infections Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle 4 (4): 2008.

Farber DC.: Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle Current Opinions in Orthopaedics 18 (2): 97-101,2007.

Farber DC, Farber JS.: Office Based Screening, Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Disorders. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice 34 (4): 873-85,2007.

Pellegrini VD Jr, Donaldson CT, Farber DC, Lehman EB, Evarts CM: The Mark Coventry Award: Prevention of readmission for venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty Clinical Orthopaedic Relate Research 452 (9): 21-27,2006.

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-PENN (7366)