Nationally-Recognized Cleveland Clinic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, James J. Sferra, MD, to Lead Allegheny Health Network Program

James J. Sferra, MD, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon, has been named Director of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery for Allegheny Health Network.


PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - James J. Sferra, MD, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon, has been named Director of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery for Allegheny Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sferra joins AHN from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as Director of the Center of Foot and Ankle Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute. He was a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than 20 years.

Dr. Sferra specializes in reconstructive surgery, fractures and sports injuries of the foot and ankle. He has special interests in multiple aspects of foot and ankle disease, and has performed research on bone regeneration, posterior tibial tendon insufficiency (adult-onset flatfoot) and the impact of aging and systemic conditions such as diabetes and obesity on bone in the human foot.

He will see patients at offices in Allegheny General Hospital and in Cranberry Township. Appointments may be scheduled with Dr. Sferra by calling 412.DOCTORS (412.362-8677).

"Dr. Sferra's clinical expertise and extensive research into the mechanics of the lower extremities will be a terrific asset to AHN and our patients," said Patrick DeMeo, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Allegheny Health Network.

Dr. Sferra earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and completed a surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He's board certified in orthopaedic surgery.

He was recognized multiple times as one of The Best Doctors in America by Cleveland Magazine and Northern Ohio Magazine.

"I look forward to joining the orthopaedic and sports medicine teams at Allegheny Health Network and working alongside a stellar group of surgeons, rehab specialists and support staff to further advance our understanding of lower extremity injuries, optimizing surgical approaches for the variety of conditions impacting the foot and ankle and providing leading-edge care for patients," Dr. Sferra said.

The Orthopaedic Institute at Allegheny Health Network is on the forefront of the most advanced surgical approaches for treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions and the Network's programs have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Becker's Hospital Review.

Allegheny Health Network's Sports Medicine Program is widely regarded as a leading source of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative care for professional and amateur athletes. The Network is one of seven healthcare providers in the country designated as a US Olympic Regional Medical Center by the United States Olympic Committee. It's also the official medical provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Robert Morris University, Gannon University, the Community College of Allegheny County and 20 Pittsburgh area high schools.

About the Allegheny Health Network:
Allegheny Health Network, part of Highmark Health, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the western Pennsylvania region. The Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including its flagship academic medical center Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Westfield Memorial Hospital and West Penn Hospital; a research institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; an employed physician organization, home and community based health services and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 17,500 people and has more than 2,100 physicians on its medical staff. The Network also serves as a clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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