David I. Pedowitz, M.D.

David I. Pedowitz, M.D.
Dr. Pedowitz is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is Fellowship Trained and specializes in the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Dr. Pedowitz serves as Consultant to the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia 76'ers

Dr. Pedowitz has has numerous peer review scientific papers, lectures throughout the world, has presented his research nationally and internationally, and has written numerous book chapters on the treatment of orthopaedic foot and ankle conditions. He is actively involved in the development and engineering of total ankle replacements and other technology used by foot and ankle surgeons.  Dr. Pedowitz is a member of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Education
  • B.A., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • M.D. - MCP, Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S., Georgetown University
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Private Practice of Roger A. Mann, M.D., Oakland, CA
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Hospital Affiliations
  • Lankenau Hospital
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
  • Physicians Care Surgical Hospital at Limerick
Professional Associations
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Research Publications, peer reviewed:

1.    Aynardi M, Pedowitz D, Saffel H, Raikin S. Incidence and long term outcome of nonsurgical management of oblique fracture of shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone (dancers fracture).  Accepted for publication Foot and Ankle International 2013 Dec;34(12):1619-23

 

2.    Siegler S, Toy J, Pedowitz, D, A Novel Description of the Geometry and Biomechanics of the Human Talus and its Relationship to Ankle Kinematics. accepted for publication Journal of Clinical Biomechanics 2013.

 

3.    Kirwan G, Pedowitz D, Achilles Tendon Ruptures, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2013 Dec;6(4):285-293.

 

4.  Pedowitz D, Tjoumakaris F, Bernstein J, Eminence-Based Medicine vs  Evidence-Based Medicine:  When can the Athlete with a Sprained Ankle to Return to Play? Physician and Sports Medicine, 41:3, September 2013

 

4.    Ahmad J, Pedowitz D. Management of the rigid arthritic flatfoot in adults: triple arthrodesis.  Foot Ankle Clin. 2012 Jun;17(2):309-22

 

5.    Mann JA, Pedowitz DI , Evaluation and treatment of navicular stress fractures, including nonunions, revision surgery, and persistent pain after treatment.Foot Ankle Clin. 2009 Jun;14(2):187-204.

 

6.    Reddy S, Pedowitz D, Parekh S, Wapner K. Surgical Treament of Achilles Tendon Pathology.  J. Am. Acad. Ortho. Surg., January 2009; 17: 3 - 14.

 

7.    Parekh S, Heckman D, Reddy S, Pedowitz D, Wapner K.  Surgical Treatment of Peroneal Tendon Pathology; Current Concepts Review.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb;90(2): 404-18

 

8.    Pedowitz, D, Parekh S, Reddy S, Huffman R, Sennett B,  Prophylactic Bracing Decreases Ankle Injuries In Collegiate Female Volleyball players.  Am J Sports Med. 2008 36(2):324-7

 

9.    Parekh SG, Brimmo O, Draeger RW, Behbahani A,  Pedowitz D, Reddy S, Sennett BJ, Wapner KL. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Achilles Tendon Ruptures in the National Football League. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal Vol 19, 2008

 

10. Sheth N, Pedowitz D, Lonner J.  Periprosthetic Fractures of the Patella; Current Concepts Review.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007.Oct;89(10)2285-96.

 

11. Pedowitz D, Gibson B, Kozin S, Williams G.   Reliability of Reduction Following Arthroscopic Capsular Release and Closed Reduction in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb;16(1):6-13

 

12. Reddy S, Pedowitz D, Parekh S, Okereke E, Sennett, B..  Knee Donor Site Morbidity Associated with Osteochondral Autograft Transplant for Chronic Osteochondrotic Lesions of the Talar Dome. Am J Sports Med 2007 Jan;35(1):80-5.

 

13. Pedowitz D, Reddy S, Parekh S, Davidson R, Guttenberg M. Recurrent Para-articular Chondroma of the Ankle in a Child; a case report.  Foot and Ankle International, 27(3), 2005

 

14. Wapner KL, Parekh SG, Pedowitz DI, Chao W, Hecht PJ. Reconstruction of chronic peroneal ruptures with staged hunter rods and a flexor hallucis longus transfer.  Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 4(3); 202-206, 2005

 

 

Abstracts, Posters and Presentations:

 

 

1.    Kane J, Lichstein, P, Smith G, Saffel H, Raikin S,  Pedowitz D,  Total Ankle Arthroplasty versus Arthrodesis: An Arc of Motion Comparative Analysis

a.    Podium presentation, Israeli Orthopaedic Association, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2013.

b.    Podium presentation 2014 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Specialty Day, March 2014, New Orleans, LA

c.    Poster Presentation 11th Annual American Medical Association Research Symposium/Medical Student Section, November, 2013 Washington, DC

 

2.    Kane J, Pedowitz D, Raikin S, Epidemiology of Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: A Retrospective Review

a.    Podium presentation 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 2014, New Orleans, LA

 

3.    Ponzio D, Pedowitz D, Verma K, Matenford M, Raikin S, Does Post-Operative Bunion Taping Prevent Recurrence?

b.    Podium presentation 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 2014, New Orleans, LA

 

4.    Kane P, Pedowitz D, Zoga A, Raikin S., Anterior Talofibular Ligament Abnormality on Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ankle.

a.    poster, 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, March 2014, New Orleans, LA

b.    podium presentation 2013 AOFAS Annual Meeting, July, 2013 Hollywood, Florida.

c.    podium presentation 2013 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, October 2013, Miami, Florida

 

5.    Aynardi M, Pedowitz D, Saffel H, Raikin S. Incidence and long term outcome of nonsurgical management of oblique fracture of shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone (dancers fracture)

a.    podium presentation 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March, 2014, New Orleans LA

b.    podium presentation 2013 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, October 2013, Miami, Florida

c.    e-poster presentation 2013 AOFAS Annual Meeting, July, 2013 Hollywood, Florida.

6.    Siegler S, Toy J, Pedowitz, D A Novel Description of the Geometry and Biomechanics of the Human Talus and its Relationship to Ankle Kinematics

a.    Podium presentation 2013 International Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, August, 2013 Natal, Brazil

b.    e-poster presentation 2013 AOFAS Annual Meeting, July, 2013 Hollywood, Florida.

 

7.    Pedowitz, D, Parekh S, Reddy S, Huffman R, Sennett B,  Prophylactic Bracing Decreases Ankle Injuries In Collegiate Female Volleyball

a.    Podium presentation 2006 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida

b.    Podium presentation, 2007 AOFAS Specialty Day meeting, San Diego, California.

c.    Poster presentation at the Summer meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, July, 2006 La Jolla, California.

 

8.    Pedowitz D, Gibson B, Kozin S, Williams G.   Arthroscopic treatment of Posterior Glenohumeral Subluxation Children secondary to Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. 

a.    Presented at the 2005 36th annual meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Society, Chessapeak Bay, Cambridge Maryland

b.    Poster presentation, 2006 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois

 

9.    Parekh S, Berhwhani A, Pedowitz D, Reddy S, Huffman R, Sennett B.  Incidence of Achilles tendon ruptures and return to play in the NFL. 

a.    Podium presentation 2006 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida

b.    Podium presentation 2006 AAOS meeting, Chicago Illinois.

c.    Poster presentation at the Summer meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, July, 2006 La Jolla, California.

 

10. Pedowitz D, Parekh S, Reddy S, Okereke E.  Knee Donor Site Morbidity Associated with Osteochondral Autograft Transplant for Chronic Osteochondrotic Lesions of the Talar Dome,

a.    Presented at the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies (IFFAS)  2nd Joint Meeting of the Asian, European, North American, and South American Federations, Naples, Italy, Septemeber 2005

b.    Presented at the 2005 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting, Boston, MA.

c.    Presented at the 2005 36th annual meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Society, Chessapeak Bay, Cambridge Maryland

 

11. Pedowitz D, Auerbach J, Gibson B, Lynch H, Johannessen W, Rogers K, Eliott D, Vresilovic E.  Correlation of MRI findings and gross inspection of lumbar intervertebral discs. Podium talk and poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting, Washington DC, 2005

 

12. Favata M, Beredjiklina P, Beason D, Burdick, Pedowitz D, Soslowsky L. Loss of viscoelasticity after injury and increased TGF-β1 in adult but not fetal tendons. Poster presentation, ORS annual meeting, Washington, DC, 2005. 

 

13. Favata M, Beredjiklian P, Beason D, Pedowitz D, Andarawis N, Boxberger J, Soslowsky L.  The effect of environment on adult and fetal tendon healing.  Poster presentation, Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting, Philadelphia PA 2004.

 

14. Auerbach J, Pedowitz D, Gibson B, Lynch H, Johannessen W, Rogers K, Eliott D, Vresilovic E.  Correlation of MRI findings and gross inspection of lumbar intervertebral discs. Poster  presentation, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) annual meeting, New York, New York, April 2005.

 

15. Pedowitz D, Beredjiklian P, Soslowsky L. The Rat Achilles Tendon as a model for Tendon Healing, Repair and Adhesion Formation. Podium presentation, University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Research Day Symposium, Philadelphia, PA May 2004.

 

16. Parekh S, Lowry T, Pedowitz D, Okereke E.  Reconstruction of Chronic Tendon Disorders: Randomized Prospective Comparison of FHL and FDL Tendon Transfer.  Podium presentation, AOFAS Specialty Day, Annual Meeting, AAOS, San Francisco, California March 2004

 

17. The Contamination of Textured Metal Implant Surfaces with Embedded Blasting Particles: A Cause of Prosthetic Wear and Loosening. David F. Scott, John L. Ricci, Jeffrey Traub, David I. Pedowitz, David Periera, William L. Jaffe. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, GA, February 22-26, 1996

 

18. Pedowitz DI: Effect of serum protein, Ca Ions, pH in Spinners solution on the release of debris from silica contaminated implant surfaces.  Poster, Annual Meeting, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Kalamazoo, Michigan March 1994

 

19. Effects of Texturing Techniques on Surface Composition of Metal Orthopaedic Implants. John L. Ricci, Fred J. Kummer, David F. Scott, David I. Pedowitz, Robert S. Casar, Harold Alexander. Surface Modification Technologies VII, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan, edited by T.S. Sudarshan, K. Ishizaki, M. Takata, and K. Kamata, The Institute of Materials,1994.

 

Book Chapters:

 

 

 

1.    Pedowitz D, Lisfranc and Midfoot Injuries, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Foot and Ankle 5, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, (in press 2014)

 

2.    Aynardi M, Pedowitz D Polyethyelene. In Parekh and DeOrios: Total Ankle replacement, Lippincott WW.  Philadelphia, PA 2013 (in press 2014)

 

3.    Aynardi M, Pedowitz D, Current Update on Foot and Ankle Surgery, in Kokarnis Indian Orthopedic Associations Textbook of Orthopedics and Trauma, 3rd ed. Jaypee Publishing, New Delhi, India (in Press 2014)

 

4.    Czachor B, Pedowitz D, Foot and Ankle Update, in Austin and Kleins Recent Advances in Orthopaedics, Jaypee Publishing, New Delhi India, (in Press 2014)

 

5.    Pedowitz D, Pedowitz W.  Soft Tissue Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. In Coughlin, Mann, & Saltzmans Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 9th Edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2013 (in press)

 

6.    Pedowitz D, Garras D, Kane J, Dodson C, Chronic Ankle Instability in; Altchek, DiGiovanni, Positano, and Dines Foot and Ankle in Sports Medicine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013

 

7.    Kirwan G, Pedowitz DI, Ankle Sprains. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013.

 

8.    Kuratnick K, Pedowitz DI, Plantar Fasciitis. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013.

 

9.    Winters B, Pedowitz DI, Hallux Valgus. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013.

 

10. Pedowitz DI, Avulsion Fractures. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013.

 

11. Pedowitz DI, Achilles Tendon Disorders. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013.

 

12. Pedowitz DI, Retrocalcaneal Bursitis. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013.

 

13. Pedowitz DI, Pedowitz WJ, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the Foot and Ankle; in Parekh; Disorders of the foot and ankle. March, 2012.

 

14. Wapner KL, Pedowitz DI, Steiner A, Hallux Valgus; in Parekh; Disorders of the foot and ankle. March,  2012.

 

15. Pedowitz D., Imaging of the foot and ankle. In Parekh and Shurwitz, Musculoskeletal Exam of the Foot and Ankle: Making the Complex Simple.  SLACK Inc.  In press for 2011. 

 

16. Pedowitz DI, Wapner KL, Hallux Valgus; in Sheth and Lonner; Gowned and Gloved Orthopaedics: Introduction to Common Procedures.  Elsevier, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2009.

 

17. Pedowitz DI, Reddy S, Okereke E.  Ankle Sprains. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008.

 

18. Pedowitz DI, Reddy S, Okereke E.  Achilles Tendon. In Lotke, Abboud and Ende; Lippincotts Primary Care Orthopaedics. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008.

 

19. Pedowitz W, Pedowitz D.  Soft Tissue Disorders of the Foot and Ankle. In Coughlin, Mann, & Saltzmans Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 8th Edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2007.

 

20. Pedowitz W, Pedowitz D.  Leg, Ankle, and Foot, in  Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, ed. Don Johnson, M.D., and Robert Pedowitz, M.D., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007.

 

21. Reddy S, Pedowitz DI, Okereke O. Total Ankle Arthroplasty. In Garino and Beredjiklian, Adult Reconstruction and Arthroplasy: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics, Mosby-Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007.

 

22. Pedowitz DI, Beason D, Soslowsky L: Biomechanics of the Shoulder and Elbow. In Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace, Nordin M, Andersson G, Pope M (eds.), Mosby, 2006

 

 

Invited Lectures:

 

1.    Webinar Chairperson, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Coding for Foot and Ankle, February 2014. 

2.    Moderator, Foot and Ankle Paper Session, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2014.

3.    Invited Speaker, Israeli Foot and Ankle Society Specialty Day, Tel Aviv Israel, November 2013

4.    Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Treatment of Achilles Tendon Ruptures.  November, 2013.

5.    Moderator, Foot and Ankle Paper Session, Eastern Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, October 2013

6.    Speaker, Coding Course, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, July 2013

7.    Symposium: The Next Generation, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, July 2013

8.    Grand Rounds, 4/2013 - Drexel University College of Medicine, The Future of Orthopaedic Private Practice. Philadelphia, PA

9.    Course Chairman - Fellows Course in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Integra Inc. Tampa, Fl, 3/2013

10. Invited Speaker and Surgeon:  5th Annual Parekh Indo-US Foot and Ankle Surgery Conference, January 2013, Kolkata, India

1.    Lesser Toe Deformities

2.    The Equinus Ankle

3.    Distraction Subtalar Arthrodesis

4.    Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

5.    Disorders of the Sesamoids

2.    Course Chairman - Fellows Course in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Integra Inc. Atlanta, GA, 3/2012

3.    Speaker, Council Rock Youth Soccer Association: Injury prevention update for coaches, parents and athletes.  Ankle sprains, fractures and common pediatric sports injuries to the foot and ankle 3/6/2012.  Bucks County, PA

4.    Grand Rounds 2/2012 Drexel University Department of Orthopedic Surgery: Foot and Ankle Surgery in 2012, where do we stand? Philadelphia, PA

5.    Invited Speaker: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 2011 Core Curriculum: Total Ankle Replacement, November 2011, Philadelphia, PA

6.    Invited Speaker: Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, 2011 Annual Meeting, Choosing your first job after residency; getting it right the first time!, October 2011, Philadelphia, PA

7.    Invited Speaker: The Rothman Institutes 2nd Annual Meeting, Evidence Based Orthopedics, Common Foot and Ankle Disorders, October 2011, Philadelphia, PA

8.    Grand Rounds 9/2011: Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Foot and ankle surgery in 2011, where do we stand?

9.    Course Chairman - Fellows Course in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Integra Inc. Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. 2010

10. Speaker, 2010 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Complete Foot Care Course, Hershey PA.: Achilles tendon ruptures, Ankle Fractures, Hallux Valgus.

11. Grand Rounds 10/2010: University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Foot and ankle surgery, where do we stand?  

12. Invited Speaker 9/2010: Drexel University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Tendon Disorders

13. Invited Speaker 8/2010: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Tendon Disorders and Hallux Valgus a Comprehensive Review.

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