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Congratulations, Dr. Samuel! Selected by physician peers throughout the region, Dr. Samuel was recognized by Main Line Today Magazine as a 2019 “Top Doctor" for the 10th year in a row.

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David E. Samuel, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. David E. Samuel
David E. Samuel, DPM

Dr. Samuel received his undergraduate degree in biology and zoology at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD in 1986. He then attended medical school at the Temple University School of Podiatry Medicine in Philadelphia. After graduating in 1990, he completed his residency in foot and ankle surgery at Crozer-Keystone Health Systems in Chester, Pennsylvania. He started Foot & Ankle Specialists of Delaware County, in 1994 and he is currently involved with training the foot and ankle surgical residents of the Crozer Keystone podiatric surgical residency program and is a clinical instructor and preceptor with the Crozer Keystone Family Practice residency program.

Dr. Samuel is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, as well as the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. He has been named by Main Line Today Magazine, one of Philadelphia’s ‘Top Docs’ for the last 8 years. Dr. Samuel also provides services to the legal and insurance industries as an expert in foot and ankle medicine and surgery. He reviews legal and workers compensations cases, utilization, peer reviews, and disability cases, as well as performing independent medical evaluations.

Dr. Samuel has provided care to all level of athletes from children through high school, college, and the professional levels. He was the team foot and ankle surgeon for the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul for over ten years. He has hospital affiliations with Crozer Chester Medical Center, Delaware County, Springfield, and Taylor Hospitals, as well as being affiliated with Main Line Health’s Riddle Hospital. He specializes in general family foot and ankle medicine and surgery, diabetic foot care, limb salvage, reconstruction surgery, trauma, and sports medicine.

When not working Dr. Samuel enjoys the outdoors golfing, fishing, and traveling with his family.

 

Brian Friis, DPM

Dr. Brian Friis
Brian Friis, DPM

Dr. Friis grew up in Paoli, Pennsylvania and after graduating from Great Valley High School, he received a basketball scholarship to Utah Valley State College. At the age of 19, he decided to serve mission for his church and subsequently spent two years in Germany where he met his wife, Jessica. Together they have two beautiful children, Gwendolyn and Adler.

When he returned to the states, he finished his undergraduate degree in Human Physiology at the University of Wyoming and received a scholarship to attend Podiatric Medical School at Midwestern University in Arizona. During his time in medical school he was student body President of the American Colleges of Foot and Ankle Surgery Club. He also spent time serving the greater Phoenix area at homeless shelters and in Special Olympics.

Upon graduation from medical school in 2016, he returned to Pennsylvania where he completed his foot and ankle surgical residency with Crozer Keystone Health Systems. During his residency he was student coordinator and eventually chief resident. He developed special interests in sports medicine, limb salvage and reconstructive foot surgery.

Dr. Friis and his family are excited to be able to stay and work at Foot and Ankle Specialists of Delaware County, LLC with Dr. David Samuel. When he is not working, he spends his time with his family fishing, hiking, going to the movies and serving in his church community.

 

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