Penn Orthopaedics is pleased to welcome Daniel C. Farber, MD, Foot and Ankle Surgeon. He comes to Penn after being in practice for over 10 years, with the past seven years at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.
I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join the Penn Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle team. I am excited to join forces with some great foot and ankle surgeons, as well as enhance the resident and fellow education efforts within this organization. Penn presents some fantastic potential for clinical and research collaboration.
What types of patients will you see and where?
I see patients of all ages from infants with clubfoot to older adults with progressive arthritis and everything in-between. I treat injuries, sports problems, tendon problems, bunions and more. I will be seeing patients at the Farm Journal Building near Pennsylvania Hospital.
What is your philosophy on patient care?
I strive to educate my patients to understand their condition so that they can participate in their care decisions. I individualize patient care so that each patient receives the best treatment.
What type of research will you be involved in?
I have some ongoing research on footwear trends of patients and physicians and will be assuming responsibility for coordinating multiple foot and ankle studies currently going on at Penn Orthopaedics. I am also involved in some basic science research happening at the McKay Laboratory at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?
Most important to me is spending time with my wife and daughter and extended family here in Philadelphia. I also enjoy bicycling, skiing and reading.
Can you discuss what most excites you about Philadelphia?
I am excited to introduce my daughter to the rich history of this city, as well as enjoying some soft pretzels and hoagies.
Is there anything else you would like your potential patients to know?
I am excited to bring my 10+ years of experience to the Philadelphia area and look forward to getting to know my patients and help them achieve their goals.