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.
American Board of Wound Management – Certified
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery – Qualified
Memberships: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
American Podiatric Medical Association
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
American Board of Wound Management
Virginia Tech University - Blacksburg, VA
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
TBellevue Hospital - New York, NY
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My doctor is [caring] and [understanding] of my problems that way every time I go [there].
Dr. Rien is a very personable and professional doctor altogether. He makes me feel at ease during my appointments and gives me solid hope with honest answers to all of my questions. He didn’t push surgery when he could have on my foot fracture and I left each appointment feeling positive. Highly recommend him to anyone at this practice!
Dr Rien put me at ease and took the needed time to learn about my concerns and talk through options.
Appreciated [Dr. Rein] taking the time to explain what was going on with my foot. Personable to talk to.
Very caring and took time to answer all my questions
Dr. Rien is awesome!!!