All our professionals at Ankle and Foot Medical Center of the Delaware Valley maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

 

Michael S. Downey, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S

Dr. Downey is Chief of the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Natural Science with majors in Physics and Biology from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1979. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in 1983. He then completed a three-year residency in foot and ankle reconstructive and traumatological surgery at the Doctors Hospital (now DeKalb Medical 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. Along with Dr. Alan Mlodzienski and Dr. Susan Papp-Mlodzienski, Dr. Downey founded the Ankle & Foot Medical Centers of the Delaware Valley in 1999. Dr. Downey maintains active memberships in the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is also Board Certified by both the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is also a national and international lecturer in foot and ankle surgery and a member of the teaching faculty of The Podiatry Institute of Decatur, Georgia and co-editor of a major textbook of foot and ankle surgery. His special interests include forefoot reconstructive surgery including bunions and hammertoes, 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.

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Alan J. Mlodzienski, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S

Dr. Mlodzienski is Director of Residencies in Podiatric Surgery and Primary Podiatric Medicine at Presbyterian Medical Center. He received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Scranton in 1983. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in 1986 and completed a four-year foot and ankle residency at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia in 1990. Thereafter he participated in the foot and ankle trauma and surgery fellowship in Ostersund and Malmo, Sweden and Bad Bramstedt, Germany. He returned to Temple University school of Podiatric Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery from 1992 to 2996. During this time he maintained busy clinic and private practices and trained residents in foot and ankle surgery. Along with Dr. Downey and Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski, Dr. Mlodzienski co-founded the Ankle & Foot Medical Centers of the Delaware Valley in 1999. He maintains active memberships in the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. 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, ankle arthroscopy, as well as foot and ankle traumatology.

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D. Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, FACFAS:

MalayDr. Malay is director of Podiatric Research at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Juniata College, and then attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (PCPM, now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) in Philadelphia, graduating with honors in 1983. He then completed a 3-year residency in foot and ankle reconstructive and trauma 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 Co-Director of Continuing Medical Education. While teaching foot and ankle surgery to podiatric medical students and residents, Dr. Malay maintained clinic and private practices and served as chief investigator on biomechanical and surgical research projects. In 1992, Dr. Malay moved to State College, Pennsylvania, and established Nittany Valley Podiatry. In 2001 he sold his private practice and returned to Philadelphia and joined the Ankle & Foot Medical Centers. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association, and the Foundation for Foot Surgery, and he is a national and international lecturer in foot and ankle surgery and a member of the teaching faculty of the Podiatry Institute. In 2005, he received his Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Malay is also the Editor of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, which is the society publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. His works are published in textbooks and journals of foot and ankle surgery, and his particular interests include reconstructive and traumatological foot and ankle surgery, diabetic foot infections and wound care, and management of the insensitive (neuropathic) and dysvascular (poor circulation) foot.

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Susan Papp-Mlodzienski, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S

Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski is Director of Podiatric Education at the Presbyterian Medical Center. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1991. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), graduating with honors in 1995. She then completed a two-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Parkview and City Avenue Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she served as Chief Resident. In 1997 Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski co-founded the Ankle & Foot Medical Center in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, which subsequently expanded to the current practice. She is Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski maintains an active membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association. Her special interests include podiatric reconstructive surgery, pediatric foot conditions, sports and dance medicine and diabetic wound care.

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Steven Shannon, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S

Dr. Shannon is faculty member at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center's Podiatric Surgical residency program. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Villanova University, and then attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating with honors in 2000. He then completed a four year residency in podiatric reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center where he served as Chief resident in 2004. In 2004, Dr. Shannon joined Ankle &Foot Medical Centers of the Delaware Valley and also became an attending physician serving the residency program from which he graduated at Penn-Presbyterian. Dr. Shannon continues to teach foot and ankle surgery to podiatric medical students and residents, and maintains clinic and private practices. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is also a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Shannon's particular interests include reconstructive and traumatological foot and ankle surgery, comprehensive diabetic wound care, and sports medicine.

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Pamela C. Borowsky, DPM., C.Ped., R.N

Dr Borowsky attended the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with distinction and received a registered nurse diploma. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), and graduated in 1988. Dr Borowsky next completed a one-year primary medical rotating podiatric residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia. From there, she continued her residency training at The Presbyterian Medical Center and completed a two-year primary podiatric medicine residency, followed by a three-year podiatric research fellowship. Dr. Borowsky is a Certified Pedorthist by the Board For Certification in Pedorthics, Inc. Her primary practice focus includes the comprehensive conservative management of the diabetic and neuropathic foot, with an emphasis on the evaluation, fitting and dispensing of extra depth diabetic shoe gear and athletic diabetic shoe gear. Dr. Borowsky has maintained a passion for running for the last 30 years. In the 1980's, Dr. Borowsky was a competitive, invited, and elite long distance roadrunner. A few of her running career highlights include: winning The Philadelphia Marathon, and The Dannon Ultra Marathon, along with a 3rd place finish in The Pikes Peak Marathon and The Philadelphia Distance Run. She continues to run on a daily basis, hence enjoys working with all aspects of running, including, injury prevention, treatment, and individual recommendation/evaluation of running shoe gear.

 


Marija Ugrinich, D.P.M., A.A.C.F.A.S.

Dr. Ugrinich is an attending physician in the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Division at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  She completed her four-year residency in foot and ankle reconstruction and traumatological surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (University of Pennsylvania) after finishing her medical education at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.  She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the College of William and Mary, where she graduated with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  Dr. Ugrinich maintains active memberships in the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and the Performing Arts Medical Association. She has been published in numerous journals and textbooks and has lectured nationally.  Her special interests include forefoot reconstructive surgery (bunions and hammertoes), reconstruction of foot and ankle deformities, peripheral nerve surgery, and dance/sports medicine. She speaks Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, and Spanish. 

 

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STAFF

 

Practice Manager:

  • Iris - Presbyterian

Patient Services Representatives:

  • Lynn - Doylestown
  • Ellen - Doylestown
  • Jennifer  - Radnor
  • Noelle - Radnor
  • Jamila - Spruce
  • Tori - Presbyterian
  • Raven - Presbyterian
  • Kim - Presbyterian
  • Paula - Presbyterian
  • Tina - Presbyterian
  • Domonique - Presbyterian

Billing Manager:

  • Jenna - Presbyterian, 215 662 9532

Surgery Coordinator: 

  • Jennifer - Presbyterian, 215 662 9542

 

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