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 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Natural Science degree with majors in Physics and Biology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in 1979. He then attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine) earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M) degree in 1983. He then completed a three-year residency in reconstructive and traumatological surgery of the foot and ankle at The Doctors Hospital (now Emory University - Decatur Hospital), in Decatur, Georgia. In 1986, Dr. Downey returned to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he became a tenured Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery. While teaching foot and ankle surgery to 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, Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association, and the Foot Section of the American Diabetes Association. He is also double Board Certified by both the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is a frequent national and international lecturer on foot and ankle surgery and a member of the teaching faculty of The Podiatry Institute of Decatur, Georgia and has served as co-editor of several major textbooks 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, implant surgery including both the foot and ankle, ankle arthroscopy, 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 degree 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 the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery from 1992 to 1996. 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 Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American Board of 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, D.P.M., M.S.C.E., F.A.C.F.A.S.

MalayDr. Malay is director of Podiatric Research at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree 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 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 Foot & Ankle Surgery and by the American Board of 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 degree 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 Extern 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 the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), graduating 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 Foot & Ankle 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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Pamela C. Borowsky, D.P.M., 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 the 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 Penn 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 she enjoys working with all aspects of running, including, injury prevention, treatment, and individual recommendation/evaluation of running shoe gear.