Dr. Matthew Rien was raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He went on to become a proud “Hokie” and received his bachelor’s of science degree from Virginia Tech University. Following his undergraduate education, he went on to obtain his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University.
After graduating, Dr. Rien went on to complete a three-year podiatric medicine and surgical residency at Bellevue Hospital, a level 1-trauma center associated with New York University. During his training, he served as Chief Resident. He was responsible for the management of junior residents, lecturing on various educational topics, and moderating surgical skills labs. He also served as a volunteer for multiple outreach programs around New York City. Dr. Rien has diverse and extensive training in elective and non-elective foot and ankle surgeries but utilizes a conservative mind-set.
In 2017, Dr. Rien joined the Harrisburg Foot and Ankle Center. He has privileges with the UPMC and Holy Spirit hospital systems and continues to expand his involvement with the UPMC podiatry residency program. He is a certified wound specialist (CWS) and has been a coordinator and investigator for numerous research studies since coming to Harrisburg. During the Harrisburg Marathon, you can find him in the medical tent, as he has been volunteering for the race since he has arrived to the area.
During Dr. Rien’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking,and skiing. Some would classify him as a “sneakerhead” as he likes to collect limited edition sneakers.
Dr. Rien is happily married to his wife, Natasha, whom is a native of central PA. They celebrated a new addition to their growing family, in the fall of 2019, with their beautiful baby boy, Holden.
Virginia Tech University - Blacksburg, VA
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
TBellevue Hospital - New York, NY