Shawn M. Bifano, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Orthopedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Conditions treated
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Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
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Services Dr. Bifano Offers

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cartilage Sparring Surgery for Osteochondral Defects (OCD)
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Cavus Foot Correction
  • Closed Reduction of Fractures/Dislocations
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Joint Injection
  • Laceration Repair
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Partial or Complete Resection of Bone
  • Post-traumatic Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Removal of Bone and Soft Tissue
  • Repair Nonunions/Malunions
  • Repair of Failed Fusions
  • Revisional Joint and Ankle Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Foot Reconstruction
  • Soft Tissue Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgery for Fracture and/or Dislocations
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About Dr. Bifano

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

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