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University of Pennsylvania | Perelman School of Medicine | Podiatric Residency Program | Faculty

Faculty

MICHAEL S. DOWNEY, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Downey is Chief of the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian. He earned a BS in Biology from Mercer University in Macon , GA in 1979. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in 1983. Dr. Downey then completed a three-year residency in foot and ankle reconstructive and traumatological surgery at the Northlake Regional Medical Center (formerly Doctors Hospital ), in Tucker, Georgia. In 1986, Dr. Downey returned to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he became a Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery. While teaching foot and ankle surgery to podiatric medical students and residents, Dr. Downey also maintained busy clinic and private practices. Dr. Downey is board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric medicine. Dr. Downey has been named a "Top Doc" three times by Philadelphia Magazine. He is also a national and international lecturer, member of the teaching faculty of the Podiatry Institute, and co-editor of a major textbook of foot and ankle surgery. His special interests include diabetic foot care and surgical salvage, reconstruction of pediatric and congenital foot and ankle deformities, peripheral nerve surgery, and complex adult foot and ankle deformities.

ALAN J. MLODZIENSKI, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Mlodzienski is Director of Residencies in Podiatric Surgery and Primary Podiatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian. He received a BS in Biology from the University of Scranton in 1983. He graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1986, and completed a four-year foot and ankle surgical residency at St. Joseph 's Hospital in Philadelphia . He also participated in the foot and ankle trauma surgical fellowship in Sweden and Germany . He returned to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery until 1999. During this time, he was active in training students and residents in podiatric medicine and surgery as well as maintaining busy clinic and private practices. He is board certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. His special interests include reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, arthroscopy, as well as foot and ankle traumatology.

SUSAN PAPP-MLODZIENSKI, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski is Director of Podiatric Education at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian. She received her BA in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1991. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), graduating with honors in 1995. Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski completed a two-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Parkview and City Avenue Hospitals in Philadelphia , PA , where she functioned as Chief Resident. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski maintains an active membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. She is an international lecturer, and Director of Podiatric Student Education at Presbyterian Medical Center . Her special interests include podiatric reconstructive surgery, sports and dance medicine, and diabetic wound care.

D. SCOT MALAY, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Malay is Director of Podiatric Research at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian. He received his B.S. in biology from Juniata College, and then attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in Philadelphia , graduating with honors in 1983. He next completed a three-year residency in foot and ankle reconstructive and traumatological surgery at the Northlake Regional Medical Center (formerly Doctors Hospital ), in Tucker, Georgia. In 1986, Dr. Malay returned to PCPM as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Continuing Medical Education. While teaching foot and ankle surgery to medical students and residents, Dr. Malay maintained busy clinical and private practices, and served as chief investigator on biomechanical and surgical research projects. In 1992, Dr. Malay moved to State College and established Nittany Valley Podiatry. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine , and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Malay is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , and is working on a Master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology. He is an international lecturer in foot and ankle surgery and a member of the international teaching faculty of the Podiatry Institute. Dr. Malay's works are published in textbooks of foot and ankle surgery as well as refereed journals, and his particular interests include reconstructive and traumatological foot and ankle surgery, diabetic foot infections, and management of the insensitive (neuropathic) foot.

PAMELA BOROWSKY, D.P.M., CPed.

Dr. Borowsky has received her RN from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in 1988. Dr. Borowsky completed three years of training in Primary Podiatric Medicine, one at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia and two at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian. She recently became a Board Certified Pedorthist specializing in orthotic and prosthetic devices and equipment for the foot and ankle. Her special interests include diabetic foot care, diabetic foot wear, and digital appliances.

STEVEN SHANNON, D.P.M., AACFAS

Dr. Shannon received a BS in Biology from Villanova University in 1994. He then attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, graduating with honors in 2000. Dr. Shannon completed a four year surgical residency in trauma and reconstruction of the foot and ankle under Drs. Downey, Mlodzienski, Malay, and Papp-Mlodzienski at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian. Dr. Shannon is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in both forefoot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He maintains an active role in the education of podiatric students and residents as an attending doctor with the practice. In addition to clinic and private practices, Dr. Shannon has been contributing in the community with informative patient lectures at Penn Medicine at Radnor and has also participated as a lecturer in major national podiatric conferences. His special interests include foot and ankle trauma and reconstructive surgery, external fixation, skin grafting and surgical wound repair and closure