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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:

  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Joint Preservation
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Nerve Compression
  • Ankle Nerve Disorders
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankle Tendon Injury
  • Arthroscopy of Subtalar
  • Aspiration
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Avascular Necrosis of Navicular
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Ankle
  • Base of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis of the Ankle
  • Bursitis of the Foot
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles
  • Cartiva Procedure
  • Charcot Arthropathy
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis of the Foot
  • Clawtoe
  • Club Foot
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Lesion
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity of Ankle
  • Correction of Bunion
  • Decompression of Tarsal Tunnel
  • Deformity of Forefoot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Dislocated Toe
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Amputation
  • Foot and Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Deformities Surgery
  • Foot Deformity
  • Foot Disorders
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Fracture Surgery
  • Foot Fusion Surgery
  • Foot Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Foot Infection
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Nerve Disorders
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot Tendon Injury
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Foot Wound
  • Fracture of Talus
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion of Joint
  • Haglund's Deformity
  • Haglund's Syndrome
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • In-Toeing
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Pain in Ankle and Foot
  • Joint Revision
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Lower Extremity Neuropathy
  • Mallet Toe
  • Malunion Fracture of the Foot
  • Minimal Incision Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Ankle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Surgery of the Ankle
  • Nerve Surgery of the Foot
  • Nonoperative Management of Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture of the Foot
  • Open Dislocation of Ankle
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Orthotics
  • Osteoarthritis of the Foot
  • Osteochondral Dissecans of the Talus
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Ankle
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis of the Foot
  • Overuse Injuries of the Ankle
  • Overuse Injury
  • Paratenonitis
  • Peroneal Nerve Release
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman's Heel)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Pronation
  • Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports Medicine of the Foot
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles Bursitis
  • Subtalar Dislocation
  • Sural Nerve Injury
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Abnormalities
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendon Rupture of the Ankle
  • Tendon Rupture of the Foot
  • Tibial Pseudarthrosis
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Amputation
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Deformity
  • Toe Fracture
  • Toe Instability
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation
  • Turf Toe
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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.

Kevin Pirruccio BA, Daniel C. Farber, MD: Rising Burden of Alcohol-Associated Foot and Ankle Fractures Presenting to U.S. Emergency Departments: 2000-2017 AOFAS Annual Meeting ePoster, Chicago, IL : 2019.

Daniel C. Farber MD, Brandon Eilberg MS, Aliaksei Basatski, MS: The Role of Gender and Attire in Patient Perception of Foot and Ankle Physicians AOFAS Annual Meeting ePoster, Chicago, IL : 2019.

Christy M. Christophersen, MD, Osama Elattar, MD, Daniel Farber, MD: Pain and Complications following Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Harvested from the Iliac Crest in Foot and Ankle Surgery: AOFAS Annual Meeting Poster, Chicago, IL : 2019.

Karim Mahmoud MD, Sreenivasulu Metikala MD, Daniel Farber MD: Adverse events in total ankle arthroplasty, analysis of the FDA Medical and User Facility Device Experience database AOFAS Annual Meeting ePoster, 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.

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.

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