Shawn M. Bifano, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

  • English


Philosophy of care

My philosophy is straightforward: Provide you the same care I and my family would like to receive. Communication is key. Orthopedic conditions cannot only affect patients in the long term, but also can affect such day-to-day activities as walking the dog, picking up the kids or grandkids and being able to use the stairs. I provide individualized and specialized care to help you understand your pathology, so together we can optimize your care. Your time and trust are important to me.

Why I entered medicine

I had exposure to health care all my life. My dad’s dentist office was right across from my childhood home. I saw first-hand the patient interaction my dad had with his patients on a day-to-day basis. Throughout my undergraduate career, I met and became friends with one of my mentors at the University of Pittsburgh, who steered me toward a career in orthopedics. The intricate collaboration of biomechanics with the musculoskeletal system fascinated me.

Personal interests

I enjoy spending free time with my wife and dog as well as reading, outdoor activities, golf, football and exercising.


University of Pittsburgh, BS - Neuroscience, 2012

Medical Training
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2016


Residency 2021
Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Fellowship 2022
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surg, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore , MD

Publications & Clinical Trials