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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Columbia University (1984)
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2011, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Affiliations ?

Dr. Witham is affiliated with 15 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Main Line Hospital Lankenau
    100 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096
    Top 25%
  • Main Line Hospital - Bryn Mawr
    130 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    Top 25%
  • Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
    414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
    Top 25%
  • Riddle Memorial Hospital
    1068 W Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
    Top 50%
  • Taylor Hospital - Crozer Chester
    175 E Chester Pike, Ridley Park, PA 19078
  • Main Line Hospital Paoli
    255 W Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
    1 Medical Center Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
  • Springfield Hospital - Crozer Chester
    201 Reeceville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
  • Lankenau Medical Center - On staff since
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital - On staff since
  • Paoli Hospital - On staff since
  • Crozer Chester Med Taylor Divi
  • Springfield Hospital
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • Crozer Taylor Springfield
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Witham has contributed to 2 publications.
    Title Ultrasound: a Powerful Tool in the Diagnosis of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb.
    Date September 2002
    Journal Annals of Plastic Surgery

    Proper treatment for injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb relies on an accurate diagnosis of the pathology of the ligament. The current study evaluates the accuracy of ultrasonography to diagnose the specific pathology related to UCL injuries. The charts of 16 patients who underwent 21 studies of the UCL were reviewed. Ten patients had studies that indicated a complete tear, and eight of those patients underwent surgical exploration. Intraoperatively, 7 of the 8 patients were found to have ruptured ligaments. Six patients had studies that indicated intact ligaments. Four patients were treated with immobilization and a fifth patient underwent surgical treatment for a separate pathology. All patients regained stability of the ligament. The final patient had a repeat examination that indicated a rupture and the patient was found to have a markedly attenuated ligament on exploration. In conclusion, ultrasound is a useful modality for making a correct diagnosis of UCL pathology.

    Title Ultrasonic Assistance in the Diagnosis of Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries.
    Date May 1999
    Journal Annals of Plastic Surgery

    In contrast to routine flexor tendon injuries, flexor tendon ruptures following blunt injury or re-ruptures following repair can be difficult to diagnose. The authors investigated the efficacy of using ultrasound to assist in the diagnosis. From 1996 to 1997, 8 patients underwent evaluation of the flexor tendons using an ATL HDI-3000 ultrasound machine with a high-resolution, 5 to 9-MHz hockey stick linear probe. Dynamic evaluation was performed in real time, simulating clinical symptoms. Six patients underwent surgical exploration. Sonographic diagnosis and intraoperative findings were correlated. Ultrasound was used to diagnose 3 patients with ruptured flexor digitorum profundus tendons. Mechanisms of injury included forceful extension, penetrating injury, and delayed rupture 3 weeks after tendon repair. Subsequent surgical exploration confirmed the ruptures and location of the stumps. Five patients had intact flexor tendons by ultrasound after forceful extension, penetrating injury, phalangeal fracture, crush injury, and unknown etiology. In 3 patients who underwent surgery for tenolysis, scar release, or arthrodesis, the flexor tendons were found to be intact, as predicted by ultrasound. The authors found ultrasound to be accurate in diagnosing the integrity of flexor tendons and in localizing the ruptured ends. They conclude that ultrasound is helpful in evaluating equivocal flexor tendon injuries.

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