Education


Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Programs

 


Participating Programs

The following programs are actively participating in the 2022 Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship Match sponsored by the AOFAS and administered by San Francisco Matching Services (SF Match), and offering orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship positions for the 2023-2024 program year. The number following each program name is the program code used by SF Match. Click on the program name for more information.

 

Alabama Foot & Ankle Fellowship at U. of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) - 3578

Allegheny General Hospital Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3971

Andrews Institute Athletic Foot & Ankle Center - 4664

American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5430

Baylor University Medical Center Foot & Ankle Surgery - 3973

Beaumont Health Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics, Royal Oak Program - 5208

Brown University Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3608

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5043

Charleston-Medical University of South Carolina Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 7706
*New Program

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Orthopaedic Dept. - 3602

Duke University Medical Center - 3595

Emory Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5388

Florida Orthopaedic Institute / Tampa General Hospital - 3584

Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3592

Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, Torrance - 4675

Harvard - Brigham & Women's Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3588

Harvard - MGH Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4669

Hospital for Special Surgery - 3597

Idaho Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5720

Las Vegas Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship - 4757

Medical College of Wisconsin - 3614

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital - Foot and Ankle - 3968

Mercy Medical Center, Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction - 3589

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship - 4529

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush - 4917

New England Baptist Hospital Foot and Ankle Fellow - 4911

Northwestern University Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5052

Ortho Arizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5431

OrthoCarolina - 3596

The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center (Washington, DC area) - 4817

Penn State College of Medicine - 3972

Stanley Graves, MD PC (Phoenix, Arizona) - 5619

Steadman Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3988

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 3607

Twin Cities Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5363

UC Davis/Reno Orthopaedic Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4825

University of Colorado Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship - 5169

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - 3585

University of Pennsylvania / PA Ortho Foot & Ankle Surgeons - 3606

University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4829

University of Rochester Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3969

University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic - 3609

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston - 3974

University of Toronto Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program - 5195

University of Utah Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3612

University of Virginia Foot and Ankle Program - 5033

University of Washington-Harborview Medical Center - 3975

UTMB Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4557

Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis - 3594


Alabama Foot & Ankle Fellowship at U. of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) - 3578

UAB Orthopaedic Specialties Building, 1313 13th St So
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Contact: Felisa Guess
Contact email: fguess@uabmc.edu
Phone: 205-930-6722
Website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/orthopaedics

Program Director: Ashish Shah, MD

Positions available: 1

University based program fully integrated into Orthopaedic Residency providing advanced training in adult foot and ankle. Major emphasis on total ankle arthroplasty, complex hindfoot reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, as well as routine forefoot problems. Advanced pedorthics, orthotics, and prosthetics. Fellows have ample exposure to clinical problems in the clinic and operating room, and for research. Weekly foot and ankle didactic and case conferences, orthopaedic teaching conferences, monthly journal club, computer stations, electronic medical records. REQUIRED: Eligibility for Alabama state licensure and completion of ACGME accredited Orthopaedic Residency. Fellow must complete clinical or basic science study publishable manuscript during fellowship.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES: Must qualify for H-1B status. Please be aware of requirements and restrictions.


Allegheny General Hospital Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Allegheny Health Network - 3971

1307 Federal Street, 2nd floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Contact: Chris Pilarski
Contact email: chris.pilarski@ahn.org
Phone: 412-359-4212
Website: https://www.ahn.org/

Program Director: James Sferra, MD

Positions available: 1

Long standing orthopaedic foot fellowship combining the best of academic and private practice settings. The fellowship is a high volume practice emphasizing the development of the fellows surgical skills with didactic teaching and intensive hands-on surgical experience. Fellows will spend time with both Dr. James Sferra and Dr. Patrick Ward, fostering the development of a varied and well rounded skill set. Research opportunities are readily available with excellent institutional support. Fellows be involved in teaching, including didactic resident conferences, cadaver labs and journal clubs.


Andrews Institute Athletic Foot & Ankle Center - 4664

1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway Suite 210
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
Contact: Ashley Mixson
Contact email: ashley.mixson@andrewsref.org
Phone: 850-916-8704
Website: http://www.andrewsref.org/footandanklefellowship/

Program Director: Daniel Murawski, MD

Positions available: 1

The Andrews Institute offers a unique one-year fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for physicians who have completed a five-year accredited residency in orthopaedic surgery. The fellowship gives special attention to athletes at all levels who have a foot & ankle problem. The center is equipped with a biomechanics lab, Athletes Performance Inc, gait analysis, and a private business model.

Completion of at least one publishable research project is expected, with multiple foot and ankle specific research opportunities available. Excellent research facilities and staff, with interaction with residents and faculty, and minimal night or weekend call expectation for the foot and ankle fellow allows for a focused approach to the year.


ASMI Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5430

833 St. Vincint's Drive, Suite 205
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Contact: Jan Flurry
Contact email: janf@asmi.org
Phone: 205-918-2146
Website: https://www.asmi.org/

Program Director: Norman Waldrop, MD

Positions available: 1

*** All applicants must have graduated from an ACGME-accredited orthopaedic residency in the United States. Our hospital does not permit us to consider applications from holders of ECFMG certificates.***

The Foot and Ankle Fellowship is designed to provide an in-depth experience in adult foot and ankle management and surgery. The setting is in a large private referral clinic, particularly noted for its care of high performance athletes. However, patients of all walks of life are treated here on a daily basis.

The Fellow will participate in all aspects of foot and ankle care, from diagnostic experience in the clinic setting, detailed physical therapy involvement, pedorthic and orthotic care, and extensive operating room exposure. Care of problems in the juvenile are interspersed with problems of aging and the elderly.

Fellows have access to anatomic specimens and to outstanding arthroscopy, biomechanics, and motion analysis laboratories. They will also participate in the weekly lecture and teaching sessions provided by and for the Fellows in the other fellowship programs of the American Sports Medicine Institute. Outstanding teaching materials, including audiovisuals, are available through ASMI. A monthly Journal Club is also conducted.

Each Fellow is expected to complete at least one basic science or clinical project and to prepare a publishable manuscript by the completion of the Fellowship.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • The Fellows’ salary and benefits are provided by Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. The current salary is $45,000.
  • Professional liability insurance is provided at no cost to the Fellow
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental insurance is provided at no cost to the Fellow and his/her dependent family members with no waiting period and no pre-existing conditions
  • Reasonable business expenses related to team coverage are reimbursed (mileage, airfare, meals, hotel, etc.)
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided by St. Vincent’s Hospital Monday through Friday
  • Secure covered parking is provided by St. Vincent’s Hospital
  • Study space is provided in the ASMI Sports Medicine Library

Baylor University Med. Center Foot & Ankle Surgery - 3973

3900 Junius St Ste 500
Dallas, Texas 75246
Contact: Anna Bingham
Contact email: anna.bingham@bswhealth.org
Phone: 214-820-3469
Website: https://www.bswhealth.med/education/Pages/gme/dallas/foot-ankle-surgery-fellowship.aspx

Program Director: James Brodsky, MD

Positions available: 3

The BUMC fellowship, now in its 27th year, offers extensive surgical experience with a diverse faculty who teach exclusive clinical and biomechanical perspectives in foot and ankle surgery. There is dedicated time, faculty & resources for research. Everyday learning is one-on-one mentorship, complemented by a formal academic program focused on the goal of training the fellows to be superb clinicians and surgeons with strong research skills. Patient population covers full breadth of diagnoses in adult foot & ankle, from trauma to reconstructive, primary to tertiary.


Beaumont Health Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics, Royal Oak Program - 5208

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, 3535 W. 13 Mile Road, Suite 744
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
Contact: Lisa Thompson
Contact email: lisa.thompson2@beaumont.org
Phone: 248-551-3140
Website: https://www.beaumont.edu/graduate-medical-education/fellowship-programs/orthopaedic-surgery---foot-ankle

Program Director: Paul Fortin, MD

Positions available: 1

This is a one-year, preceptor-based fellowship that provides a broad scope of educational opportunities. The fellow is under the direction of 4 fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery faculty, each with years of experience and specific areas of expertise. Clinically, the fellow will be exposed to common, uncommon, and complex conditions in a high-volume, private practice setting. One of the distinguishing features of our program's surgical experience is an invaluable case mix of common foot and ankle procedures as well as extensive exposure to complex ankle arthroplasty, revision ankle arthroplasty, limb deformity and limb salvage procedures. Additionally, our institution has a well-established orthopaedic research program. Dedicated and protected time for clinical, translational, and basic science research is an important part of our fellowship program. Regarding our fellowship program curriculum, every requisite condition and surgical procedure defined by the AOFAS curriculum guide will be comprehensively and repetitively covered. Structured didactics attended by faculty, residents, and fellows are scheduled weekly or monthly (depending on meeting) and will follow a rotating curriculum guide. Educational activities involve a monthly research meeting, periodic journal club, and occasional state and/or regional symposia.


Brown University Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3608

Dept of Ortho Surg, The Warren Alpert School of Med Brown University, 1 Kettle Point Ave
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Contact: Audrey Bell
Contact email: abell@universityorthopedics.com
Phone: 401-457-1567
Website: http://biomed.brown.edu/orthopaedics/fellowships/fellowships_footankle.php

Program Director: Brad Blankenhorn, MD

Positions available: 1

At Brown, the fellow will encounter a large breadth and volume of foot and ankle pathology, including traumatic and elective cases. Learning is conducted in a one-on-one fashion, and the fellow will also have a sufficient amount of autonomy and self-directed learning. The recent addition of a third faculty member, Dr. Mostafa Abousayed, will enhance the fellows experience by providing additional clinical teaching and experience.

***This program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. ( No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed formal US and Canadian Residency training)***


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5043

444 S. San Vincente Blvd, Suite 901
Los Angeles, California 90048
Contact: Stacey Wilson
Contact email: stacey.wilson3@cshs.org
Phone: 310-423-9718
Website: https://losangelesfootandanklefellowship.weebly.com/

Program Director: David Thordarson, MD

Positions available: 1

In the heart of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, high volume surgery with clinical and basic science research at the #1 orthopaedic program west of the Mississippi. Fellows will actively evaluate and treat all conditions including ankle arthroplasy, trauma, and advanced tendinopathy. Fellows will also be involved in treatment of professional athletes and have involvement in professional ballet and dance. Fellows will actively participate in research and should anticipate multiple article publications. A truly hands-on program, this program focuses on training fellows with the latest advanced technique and will significantly grow the fellow's technical and diagnostic ability. Fellows will also experience a true mentorship with guidance, support, and a lifelong relationship with the program.


Charleston-Medical University of South Carolina Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 7706

96 Jonathan Lucas Dr, 7th Floor
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Contact: Joan Graesch
Contact email: graesch@musc.edu
Phone: 843-792-0245
Website: https://muschealth.org/medical-services/mski/orthopaedics/foot

Program Director: Christopher E. Gross, MD

Positions available: 1

The Medical School of South Carolina in Charleston blends cutting-edge research with advanced surgical techniques. We offer advanced subspecialty training in foot and ankle orthopaedics in a high-volume academic setting. We specialize in complex and revision deformity correction, primary and revision ankle arthroplasty, limb salvage and Charcot reconstruction, minimally-invasive surgery, and sports injuries and cartilage restoration. We take pride is managing complex patients as the largest tertiary referral center in South Carolina. Our department has developed a unique relationship with the Biomedical Engineering Department at Clemson in order to provide an avenue for product designs and biomechanical research. We stress that great surgery should be complemented with great research. We have the privilege to take care of the local professional baseball, hockey, and soccer teams as well as the College of Charleston athletes. Lastly, Charleston is a wonderful place to live, work, and play as we have been named the #1 Top Small City in America for the last ten years by Conde Nast.

We will utilize our resources to provide the best surgical and education experience. The fellow will rotate for a total of six months (three two-month rotations) each with Dr. Gross and Dr. Scott. The fellow will be expected to work with another team if their attending is away for any extended period of time during the scheduled rotation. We have one Foot and Ankle-specific educational morning conference and one foot and ankle indications conference weekly. A monthly journal club also helps to analyze current trends and topics in Foot and Ankle. We partner with industry to hold cadaver labs that teach several total ankle systems, hindfoot and Charcot reconstruction systems as well as minimally-invasive and arthroscopic techniques. The fellow will work with our research team to plan and execute a research project. As such, we hold regular research meetings with our research coordinator to discuss innovative ideas, data collection, and manuscript preparation. Our fellow will help educate residents and medical students in the operating room as well as didactically. The fellow will learn operative autonomy through a high-volume clinical practice. Most importantly, they will provide patients with empathetic care that will follow them throughout their careers.


Cleveland Clinic Foundation Orthopaedic Dept. - 3602

9500 Euclid Ave A40
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Contact: Leah Hujarski
Contact email: hujarsl@ccf.org
Phone: 216-444-3927
Website: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/orthopaedics-rheumatology/medical-professionals/orthopaedic-fellowships

Program Director: Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD

Positions available: 1

The defining characteristics of the Cleveland Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship are its breadth and depth of exposure. The fellow will be exposed to the full spectrum of foot and ankle pathology including ankle arthroplasty, trauma, deformity, arthritis, reconstruction, sports and arthroscopy, forefoot, and fine-wire external fixation. Within each of these areas, the fellow will become comfortable performing primary cases as well complex revision procedures. In the process, the fellow will develop a diverse array of surgical techniques and strategies for dealing with virtually any clinical scenario. Surgical and clinical exposure are complimented by bimonthly academic sessions, journal clubs, and participation in the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Residency didactic curriculum. Research opportunities are robust, and the fellow is expected to complete at least one project during the fellowship year. All of this is accomplished without compromising lifestyle as the fellow has no call responsibilities and shares rounding duties with the orthopaedic resident on service.

The interview process will consist of an informal dinner the night before formal interviews; please plan accordingly if you accept.


Duke University Medical Center - 3595

Duke Orthopaedic Surgery, 4709 Creekstone Drive, 2nd Floor
Durham, North Carolina 27703
Contact: Cheryl DePaolis
Contact email: cheryl.depaolis@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-0536
Website: https://ortho.duke.edu/

Program Director: James DeOrio, MD

Positions available: 4

This fellowship offers a unique and comprehensive learning experience which includes patient exposure to sports injuries, all types of forefoot reconstruction, extensive hindfoot reconstruction procedures including tibial osteotomies, and extensive exposure to all types of total ankle replacements. In addition there are several laboratories available for dedicated research; these include a biomechanic lab, a human fresh tissue lab, the sports performance gait lab and the tissue engineering lab.


Emory Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5388

59 Executive Park South, Suite 2000
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Contact: KaLynde Smith
Contact email: ksmit99@emory.edu
Phone: 404-778-7538
Website: https://med.emory.edu/departments/orthopaedics/education/fellowship/foot-ankle/index.html

Program Director: Sameh Labib, MD

Positions available: 1

The Emory University Foot & Ankle Fellowship provides specialized orthopaedic surgical training in all aspects of both uncomplicated and complex problems of the foot and ankle. The fellow will become proficient in the treatment of the following clinical conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Ankle and foot arthritis
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Forefoot conditions (Hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, lesser toe deformity, neuroma)
  • Sports-related tendon, ligament, and cartilage injuries
  • Complex ankle and hindfoot trauma

The fellowship program will consist of a wide exposure to a variety of advanced surgical techniques from faculty with diverse training experiences and expertise. Fellows will have the opportunity to tailor their training experience based on their specific interests and needs.

Education is a crucial aspect of the fellowship program. Fellows will function as educators in the department with the expectation of teaching residents in clinic and the operating room. Participation in weekly conferences is required. These conferences will vary throughout the year but will consist of indications conferences, journal clubs, complex case conferences, and foot and ankle topic reviews.

Emory University Foot & Ankle Fellows will have numerous opportunities for research during their fellowship year. Completion of two research projects, with the goal of submitting these projects to the AOFAS Summer meeting for presentation and eventual publication, is expected.


Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital - 3584

5 Tampa General Circle, Suite 710
Tampa, Florida 33606
Contact: Joanna Mullins
Contact email: jmullins@floridaortho.com
Phone: 813-253-2068
Website: https://www.floridaortho.com/about-us/fellowship-programs

Program Director: Evan Loewy, MD

Positions available: 1
Stipend: $63,000 + benefits.

This one-year Foot and Ankle Fellowship offers a comprehensive, high volume, hands-on approach to foot and ankle surgery. The fellowship is based at Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Tampa General Hospital, and includes a balance of clinical and operative experiences. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery, including acute trauma, post-trauma reconstruction, deformity correction, reconstructive surgery of the ankle, hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot, neuromuscular disease, Charcot arthropathy, sports, and total ankle arthroplasty. Fellows will be expected to produce one publication-quality research project during the fellowship year.


Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3592

1111 Leffingwell Ave NE Suite 100
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Contact: Michelle Padley
Contact email: michelle.padley@oamichigan.com
Phone: 616-459-7101 x1797
Website: https://www.oamichigan.com/specialties/fellowship-residency-programs/

Program Director: Donald Bohay, MD, FACS

Positions available: 3

The Grand Rapids Foot & Ankle Fellowship Program is a comprehensive education curriculum available to candidates who have completed their orthopaedic surgery residency. Our high volume clinic allows fellows to have first-hand experience with a private practice model. Our objective is to offer fellows a variety of resources (scholarly, surgical/clinical practice and research) in order to become an exemplary orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon.


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance - 4675

800 S. Raymond Ave
Pasadena, California 91105
Contact: Susan Disalvo
Contact email: footandankle@congressortho.com
Phone: 626-795-8051

Program Director: Thomas Harris, MD

Positions available: 1

This fellowship is structured to give the applicant a complete education in adult foot and ankle surgery. You will have the opportunity to work in a university hospital environment as well as multiple private practice environments with Drs. Thomas Harris, Arash Aminian, and David Lee.


Harvard - Brigham & Women's Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3588

Brigham Foot and Ankle Center Faulkner Hospital, Suite 4 South, 1153 Centre Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02130
Contact: Stefanie Kaplan
Contact email: skaplan@bwh.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-983-7295
Website: https://www.brighamfootandankle.com

Program Director: Christopher Chiodo, MD

Positions available: 2

This fellowship provides advanced training in the operative and non-operative care of a broad spectrum of foot and ankle disorders. These include arthritis, chondral injury, fractures, sports injuries, deformity, diabetes, and tendinopathy. The teaching staff is composed of Dr. Eric Bluman, Dr. Jeremy Smith, Dr. Elizabeth Martin, Dr. Christopher Miller, and Dr. Christopher Chiodo. Clinical volume is robust, both in the office and operating room. Research is strongly encouraged. Laboratory facilities are available if the fellow wishes to pursue basic science or biomechanical investigations. Statistical and epidemiological support is available. Didactic training includes weekly indications conference and lecture, weekly grand rounds, and journal club. Fellows also play an active role teaching and supervising the residents who rotate on the service during the course of the year.


Harvard - MGH Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4669

52 2nd Avenue Suite 1150
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Contact: Marta Hyatt
Contact email: mnhyatt@mgh.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-643-5701
Website: https://www.massgeneral.org/orthopaedics/education-and-training/fellowships/foot-and-ankle-fellowship

Program Director: Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Positions available: 2

The goal of this fellowship is to offer well-rounded, comprehensive training in the operative and non-operative care of the foot and ankle. Fellows are considered an integral part of our service and will receive in-depth exposure to a huge breadth of both common and complex foot and ankle pathology. Time will be split between surgical and clinical activities. In addition to enjoying high surgical volume, Fellows will be expected to participate in productive research endeavors as well as the leadership and education of medical students and orthopaedic residents who rotate on service. Ample opportunity will be provided for involvement in weekly didactic sessions, indications conferences, anatomy dissection, coding and billing education, introduction to industry and advocacy awareness, journal club, and quality improvement. At its core, this program will always emphasize teaching and mentorship.

Note: We give serious consideration to exceptional International Medical Graduate applicants.


Hospital for Special Surgery - 3597

535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021
Contact: Iwona Kruk
Contact email: kruki@hss.edu
Phone: 212-774-2335
Website: https://www.hss.edu/foot-and-ankle-fellowship.asp

Program Director: Mark Drakos, MD

Positions available: 3

Training that is at the forefront of the care of the foot and ankle is the goal of the Foot and Ankle fellowship program at HSS. To fulfill this goal, a broad-based and very active clinical program is available. Training includes adult reconstructive surgery, sports-related injuries, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, and trauma. Our fellows actively participate in the care of local professional sports teams such as the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer Team and the Brooklyn Nets NBA team.

Comprised of eleven full-time orthopedic surgeons, the Foot and Ankle Service at HSS is the largest of its kind in the United States. The service follows a multidisciplinary approach to expertly treat the broad range of foot and ankle conditions that can occur at any stage of life, from non-operative conditions to the most complex trauma and deformities. We perform more than 2,000 surgeries each year, and are committed to an active basic and clinical research program that seeks to improve techniques for treating the often challenging disorders of the foot and ankle.

The fellowship is divided into three four-month rotations. During each rotation, the fellow is assigned to two or three primary attendings with whom they spend dedicated time in the operating room and the outpatient clinic. Fellows have the opportunity to follow patients from outpatient clinic visits through to surgery, which provides a valuable mentoring experience over the course of the rotation.

The Foot and Ankle Service is extremely active, with multiple opportunities for surgical experience. Fellows will participate in operative and non-operative aspects of all adult foot and ankle care at the main hospital and at the HSS ASC of Manhattan. Fellows will be in the operating room full-time at least two days per week. In addition, regularly scheduled sessions in the Bioskills Education Laboratory will give fellows additional opportunities for hands-on training.

During the course of the year, each fellow is expected to complete two research projects by the end of the academic year. These projects may be presented as a podium presentation at the institutional level and/or at national conferences. Fellows are expected to write two manuscripts of the scientific research projects suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.


Idaho Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5720

1075 N. Curtis Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83706
Contact: Maria Stitch
Contact email: maria.sticht@saintalphonsus.org
Phone: 208-302-3100
Website: https://www.saintalphonsus.org/location/saint-alphonsus-boise-coughlin-foot-ankle-clinic

Program Director: Christopher Hirose, MD

Positions available: 1

The Idaho Foot & Ankle Fellowship was established in January 1999 to provide an in-depth experience in the diagnosis, clinical, and surgical treatment of foot and ankle problems to a qualified graduate of an Orthopedic residency program. Applicants for this fellowship must be eligible for Part 1 of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery certifying exam and must obtain a valid Idaho Medical license.

The Idaho Foot & Ankle Fellow participates in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of patients and will gain experience in the treatment of both common and complex foot and ankle disorders including adult reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports related injuries, traumatic disorders, rheumatoid foot deformities, and complex hindfoot and ankle disorders. Emphasis is placed on analysis and decision making regarding these disorders as well as obtaining surgical skills. The fellow will also be encouraged to participate in clinical research during their fellowship year, a monthly journal club, didactic seminars, and an established curriculum. The duration of the Idaho Foot & Ankle Fellowship is from August 1 through July 31. Applications received will be considered for a position two years from now. Stipend for the fellowship is dependent upon level of training and benefits offered.

Current faculty includes Drs. Christopher B. Hirose and Wesley W. Flint. Dr. Hirose serves as the fellowship director.


Las Vegas Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship - 4757

2800 E Desert Inn Road Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Contact: Leanna Fabean
Contact email: lfabean@doclv.com
Phone: 702-731-1616
Website: https://www.doclv.com/

Program Director: Troy Watson, MD

Positions available: 1

The Las Vegas Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship is a program that provides an exceptional opportunity to learn a broad spectrum of foot and ankle reconstruction. Fellows will be given the tools to run a successful private practice or join an established academic practice. A structured didactic program integrated with a very hands-on approach to patient care provides fellows with a well-balanced and comprehensive learning experience. Emphasis is in adult complex forefoot, hindfoot, and ankle reconstruction, sports related pathology and arthroscopy. Fellows average between 500-600 procedures in their 12 months.

This program ONLY accepts graduates of the U.S. and Canadian residency programs. (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least 3 years of formal US or Canadian Residency training.)


Medical College of Wisconsin - 3614

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 8701 W Watertown Plank Road - HUB
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Contact: Amy Peters
Contact email: apeters@mcw.edu
Phone: 414-955-3248
Website: https://www.mcw.edu/departments/orthopaedic-surgery/education/fellowships/foot-and-ankle-fellowship

Program Director: Brian Law, MD

Positions available: 1

This one-year fellowship program offers a broad spectrum of orthopaedic foot and ankle disorders at a busy Level I academic trauma center. The curriculum provides a well-rounded experience of managing operative and non-operative care to orthopaedic foot and ankle patients. It is designed to cover all aspects of adult foot and ankle disorders, as well as those topics outlined in the AOFAS recommended foot and ankle curriculum. Fellows participate in preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of surgical patients as well as using advanced pedorthic, orthotic, and prosthetic techniques for non-surgical patients. Opportunities to perform basic science and clinical research are provided.

This fellowship requires successful completion of an approved US residency in orthopaedic surgery and eligibility for a Wisconsin state medical license.


Medstar Union Memorial Hospital -Foot and Ankle - 3968

Johnston Professional Bldg, 3333 N Calvert St, Ste 400
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Contact: Nina Lilly
Contact email: nina.a.lilly@medstar.net
Phone: 410-554-2857
Website: http://www.medstaracademics.org/footanklefellowship

Program Director: Gregory Guyton, MD

Positions available: 4

Our busy clinical, surgical, and didactic schedules provide the essentials of training.


Mercy Medical Center - 3589

301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Contact: Cynthia Smith
Contact email: cysmith@mdmercy.com
Phone: 410-659-2867
Website: https://mdmercy.com/centers-of-excellence/orthopedics-bone-and-joint/institute-for-foot-and-ankle-reconstruction

Program Director: Rebecca Cerrato, MD

Positions available: 4

**This program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian residency training)** The fellowship in foot and ankle surgery is dedicated to the development of thoughtful, dedicated specialists versed in the full breadth of disorders of the foot and ankle. Fellows will participate in the full range of care from initial evaluation, conservative management, intra-operative, post-operative, and long term care. They will acquire increasing clinical independence as they demonstrate developing judgment and skills in the evaluation and treatment of patients. They will treat a broad variety of foot and ankle disorders of both adult and children. Particular attention is given to arthritis, sports and tendon injuries, trauma, deformity correction, diabetes, and tertiary reconstruction.


Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship - 4529

1150 Campo Sano Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Contact: Maria Claudia Corradine
Contact email: MariaCC@baptisthealth.net
Phone: 786-308-2152
Website: https://learning.baptisthealth.net/residencies-and-fellowships/medical-residencies-and-fellowships/orthopedic-surgery/foot-and-ankle-orthopedic-surgery-fellowship

Program Director: Thomas San Giovanni, MD

Positions available: 1

This fellowship program offers comprehensive exposure to a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions in a high volume clinical practice. Traditional and innovative techniques are taught covering the gamut of sports medicine/arthroscopy, reconstructive and trauma surgery. Fellow will rotate with both faculty during the year. Two attending surgeons serve as the foot and ankle consultants to several of Miami's professional and collegiate sport teams. The program also includes an academic affiliation along with a research director - clinical or basic science research is encouraged. Besides teaching the necessary technical aspects that lead to a skilled and confident surgeon, the art of taking care of patients is emphasized.

Please submit 3 letters of reference and the letter-of-good-standing from from the program director. https://sfmatch.org/PDFFilesDisplay/LetterOfGoodStandingOrthopaedicsFellowship.pdf


Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush - 4917

Rush University Medical Center 1653 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Contact: George Holmes, Jr.
Contact email: george.holmes@rushortho.com
Phone: 312-432-2563
Website: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/education-and-training/graduate-medical-education/fellowship-programs/foot-and-ankle-orthopedic-fellowship

Program Director: George Holmes Jr., MD

Positions available: 1

***This program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian Residency training.***

A very diverse group of experiences and approaches from 4 attendings in addressing all aspects of foot and ankle pathology. Fellows will be exposed to sports, adult reconstruction, deformity correction, diabetic/charcot treatment, total ankle replacement, trauma and fracture care.


New England Baptist Hospital Foot and Ankle Fellow - 4911

125 Parker Hill Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02120
Contact: Debra DiMartino
Contact email: ddimarti@nebh.org
Phone: 617-754-6742
Website: https://www.nebh.org/health-professionals/fellowships/

Program Director: Kurt Hofmann, MD

Positions available: 1

This program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian Residency training).The goal of this fellowship is to offer extensive experience in the evaluation and management of a variety of foot and ankle disorders. The Fellow will be exposed to a wide range of procedures including arthroscopy, total ankle replacement and complex forefoot and hindfoot reconstructions. The Fellow will gain expertise in many facets of foot and ankle surgery with an active operating room experience and an appropriate amount of autonomous clinical decision making. The Fellow may also gain further training in the care of local professional sports teams. The Fellow will be active in resident teaching, office clinics, and weekly conferences, and is expected to prepare at least one research project (clinical or basic research) suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Attending staff instruct the Fellow by presenting a bimonthly indications conference, monthly journal club and quarterly M&M conference.


Northwestern University Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5052

676 North Saint Clair Suite 1350
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Contact: Alfredo Bueno
Contact email: abueno@nm.org
Phone: 312-472-6098
Website: https://www.orthopaedics.northwestern.edu/education/fellowships/foot-ankle.html

Program Director: Anish Kadakia, MD

Positions available: 1

We offer a University-based fellowship in Downtown Chicago with three full-time faculty with a depth of experience in education and research. The program has been designed as a mentorship with one-on-one time split equally with each faculty, who all have a history of providing a hands-on experience for the trainee. A comprehensive experience including sports, trauma, reconstruction, revision surgery, and total ankle replacement is provided. In addition to the education provided by direct patient interaction in the clinic and operating room, weekly lectures structured for the fellow along with monthly journal clubs are scheduled to complete the educational experience. Extensive clinical research opportunities are available including the resources of well-established biomechanics laboratory. *This program ONLY accepts graduates from US and Canadian residency programs. No applications will be considered that have not completed at least 3 years of formal US or Canadian residency training*


Ortho Arizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5431

2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr.
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
Contact: Candace Hanson
Contact email: chanson@orthoarizona.org
Phone: 480-324-3160
Website: https://www.orthoarizona.org/foot-and-ankle-fellowship

Program Director: Jason Lake, MD

Positions available: 1

***This program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian Residency training) ***

The OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Fellowship is a well-rounded balanced training year covering everything a graduate will need to be successful out in practice. There will be monthly journal club based on topics focused on the AOFAS curriculum with biweekly educational conferences focusing on indications and challenging cases. There will be research opportunities through OrthoArizona Foot and Ankle Institute. The clinical and surgical experience will be gained from spending time with up to five orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowshipped trained surgeons. Exposure will be varied and vast covering all topics of foot and ankle: trauma, ankle/hindfoot, midfoot, forefoot, limb salvage, reconstruction and sports. OrthoArizona covers numerous sports teams from high school to professional teams with unique opportunities treating this patient population. Arizona has a unique patient demographics with many young families and pediatrics and a robust geriatric population allowing the fellow to be exposed to the wide gamut of pathology.


OrthoCarolina - 3596

2001 Vail Avenue Suite 200 B
Charlotte, North Carolina 28207
Contact: Kelly Mastyn
Contact email: Kelly.mastyn@orthocarolina.com
Phone: 704-323-3010
Website: https://www.orthocarolina.com/fellowships/foot-ankle

Program Director: Carroll Jones, MD

Positions available: 4

**This program only accepts graduates from US residency programs. (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least 3 years of formal US residency training)**

The OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Fellowship covers all aspects of foot and ankle pathology. Areas of expertise include sports medicine, adult reconstruction, forefoot deformities and total ankle arthroplasty. The faculty members include W Hodges Davis, Carroll Jones, Bruce Cohen and Kent Ellington, Scott Shawen, Todd Irwin, and Sam Ford. Numerous research opportunities are available through the OrthoCarolina Research Institute.


The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center - 4817

2922 Telestar Ct.
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Contact: Amy Walker
Contact email: awalker@cfaortho.com
Phone: 703-584-2040
Website: https://www.footankledc.com/

Program Director: Steven Neufeld, MD

Positions available: 1

***This program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian Residency training.)***

A unique opportunity for the motivated fellow, located in a high-volume, private orthopaedic foot and ankle practice. The fellow will be exposed to a wide range of foot and ankle surgery, including total ankle replacement, post-traumatic reconstruction, arthroscopy, hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction. Weekly didactic and xray conferences, orthopaedic surgery resident teaching, as well as research opportunities with full access to a biomechanics lab, and exposure to business aspect of medicine are available.


Penn State Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3972

30 Hope Dr, EC089
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
Contact: Lynne Hamann
Contact email: lhamann1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Phone: 717-531-4833
Website: https://residency.med.psu.edu/programs/orthopaedic-foot-ankle-fellowship

Program Director: Paul Juliano, MD

Positions available: 1

The one-year Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Penn State is designed to maximize the fellow's operative experience and also provide fellows with valuable mentoring, quality research, and education.

Clinical practice includes a wide breadth of cases, including collegiate athletic injuries, lower extremity trauma, total ankle replacement, flat-foot reconstruction, complex deformity correction and reconstruction, and Charcot reconstruction. The fellow will gain valuable experience with multiplanar external fixation, multiple total ankle replacement systems, and current cartilage-repair techniques.

The foot and ankle division is highly active in research, with several podium presentations at the national AOFAS meeting every year, including a 2018 Leonard Goldner Award Finalist paper. Research opportunities exist at every level, from basic science studies involving rodent models for various processes such as tendon healing and Charcot modeling to clinical outcomes research. In addition, there are several biomechanics projects that occur in collaboration with Penn State's Department of Engineering.

Requirements and responsibilities for the fellow include conducting foot and ankle journal club, providing lectures to the residents, presenting at grand rounds, attending required conferences, and participating in research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. The fellow will be expected to produce and complete at least two scholarly projects suitable for publication during the fellowship year.

The fellow will receive a balanced educational experience while paired with one of our four foot and ankle attending physicians during each rotation. The fellow also has the option for additional participation in trauma or pediatric surgical cases if desired.


Stanley Graves, MD PC - 5619

3104 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Contact: Stanley Graves
Contact email: sgraves620@gmail.com
Phone: 602-952-811

Program Director: Stanley Graves, MD

Positions available: 1

Our Fellowship program offers a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of ones sub specialty interest in foot and ankle orthopedics, as well as enjoy and explore a unique part of the country. Our Fellows will be exposed to high volume private practice orthopedic surgery. We also have affiliation with the University of Arizona in Phoenix, which will include even more experience with sports injuries and trauma. The Fellows will develop the ability to ply the principles of foot and ankle care to complicated cases where there is little to read about. They will also learn from significant experience in academic and private principles of orthopedics. Fellows will participate in monthly journal club meeting with local orthopedic surgeon foot and ankle specialists, as well as residents from the community. Our main focus is to be sure the Fellow is ultimately proficient in decision making with complex foot and ankle problems and be able to apply evidence based materials to the application. We would expect the

Fellow to begin work on one research project and assist with completing other projects during the year.


Steadman Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3988

Steadman Philippon Research Institute 181 West Meadow Drive, Suite 1000
Vail, Colorado 81657
Contact: Erica Lupien
Contact email: elupien@sprivail.org
Phone: 970-479-5782
Website: https://www.sprivail.org/departments/education/sports-medicine-foot-ankle-fellowship

Program Director: C. Tommy Haytmanek, MD

Positions available: 1

The Steadman Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship in Vail, Colorado was started in 2010 by Thomas O. Clanton, MD and is directed by C. Thomas Haytmanek Jr., MD. The program benefits from the unique clinical practice of The Steadman Clinic and the extraordinary research environment of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. This fellowship offers a broad range of foot and ankle experience in an unparalleled setting. The weekly schedule includes clinic and surgical experience as well as research time. The program focuses on sports medicine, trauma, and the adult reconstruction that includes forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot and ankle pathology with surgery ranging from bunions to arthrodeses to arthroscopy and ankle replacements. A surgical skills lab is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 3607

925 Chestnut Street 5th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Contact: Kelly Quici
Contact email: kelly.quici@rothmanortho.com
Phone: 267-297-2440
Website: https://rothmanortho.com/about-us/fellowships/foot-ankle-fellowship-program

Program Director: Steven Raikin, MD

Positions available: 2

This program only accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. (no applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least 3 years of formal US or Canadian Residency training)

The goals of the foot and ankle service are to provide a comprehensive, in-depth training in operative management of adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders. Fellows will be expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the clinical and surgical anatomy of the foot and ankle. The service stresses the biomechanical function and its evaluation as well as the underlying pathologic processes including sports related injuries, degenerative conditions, trauma, and all aspects of adult forefoot and ankle reconstruction. We perform more total ankle replacements than any other center in the region. The fellow will be exposed to this material in both the outpatient clinic and surgical settings as well as in academic conferences held weekly. Extensive experience is gained in working with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team including physical therapists, orthotists, podiatrists and rehabilitation specialists. All fellows participate in clinical research in the academic setting of our fellowship program. Fellows also gain the benefit of working with junior residents as they work to develop their own teaching skills and independence. Each fellow will attend a number of industry sponsored courses specifically designed for fellows, and will travel with our faculty to national meetings during the year..


Twin Cities Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 5363

4010 West 65th Street
Edina, Minnesota 55435
Contact: Becky Stone McGaver
Contact email: beckystone@tcomn.com
Phone: 507-276-2713
Website: https://tcomn.com/foot-ankle-fellowship/

Program Director: Jeffrey Seybold, MD

Positions available: 2

This fellowship program offers advanced subspecialty training in foot and ankle orthopaedics in a high-volume private practice. The Fellow can expect exposure to all aspects of foot and ankle orthopaedics with a particular focus on ankle replacement and arthrodesis, hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. The Fellow will be expected to: develop knowledge and skills to cultivate an individual practice; develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide complete orthopaedic foot and ankle care for persons of all ages; participate as a member of a team that includes physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and prosthetists and orthotists; and participate in a publishable-quality research project. This fellowship supports professional growth through regularly scheduled didactic lectures, monthly journal club and research meetings, industry labs, and participation in AOFAS meetings.

The fellow will rotate for a total of four months (two 2-month rotations) with each of the three attendings (Dr. Paul Cammack, Dr. Bryan Den Hartog, and Dr. Jeffrey Seybold). The fellow will be expected to work with another team if their attending is away for any extended period of time during the scheduled rotation. The schedule will be adjusted as best as possible to maximize time with all attendings and cover the recommended list of procedures.

The fellow will participate in two educational conferences throughout the week. Each week, a didactic session will be provided by one of the attendings to cover a comprehensive list of AOFAS-approved foot and ankle related topics. The entire fellowship team will participate in a biweekly case conference where interesting cases, clinical questions, and other topics may be discussed. Journal club will occur monthly covering both classic articles and current research in FAI, JBJS, AJSM, or other related journals. These will be focused on a set schedule of foot and ankle topics. A monthly research meeting will also be conducted to review current projects, discuss new ideas, and assist with editing and reviewing manuscripts. Additional research meetings, Minnesota foot and ankle surgeon gatherings, and webinars will arise throughout the year. Depending on the year, the fellow will be expected to present at the TCO Primary Care Conference (held biennially). The fellow will be expected to attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting and AAOS Specialty Day.

The fellow will be expected to begin work on one research project and assist with completing an additional long-term project each year. There will also be ample opportunities to write articles and participate in additional research projects throughout the year.


UC Davis/Reno Orthopaedic Clinic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4825

4860 Y Street, Suite #3800
Sacramento, California 95817
Contact: Sara DePaoli
Contact email: sdepaoli@renoortho.com
Phone: 775-788-5211
Website: https://www.renoortho.com/research-fellowships/fellowships/

Program Director: Greg Lundeen, MD

Positions available: 2

***This program ONLY accepts graduates of US residency programs. (No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US Residency training)***

This fellowship is highly unique as it provides the Foot & Ankle fellow training in both an academic and a busy private practice setting. The Foot & Ankle fellow will spend six months each at UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sacramento, CA) and the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic (Reno, Nevada). This fellowship program will provide a comprehensive curriculum with in-depth exposure to the clinical management of orthopaedic foot & ankle patients. There are ample teaching and research opportunities within this model. In addition, the fellow will be encouraged to participate in a nationally recognized practice management curriculum. There is no clinical overlap of the fellows. The fellow will have an independent clinic and surgical experience with guidance.


University of Colorado Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship - 5169

12631 E. 17th Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Contact: Jaclyn Widhalm
Contact email: jaclyn.widhalm@cuanschutz.edu
Phone: 303-724-7354
Website: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/orthopedics/education/fellowships/foot-and-ankle-surgery-fellowship

Program Director: Kenneth Hunt

Positions available: 2

The University of Colorado Foot and Ankle Fellowship encompasses a large breadth and volume of foot and ankle pathology, including traumatic injuries, sports injuries, reconstructive procedures, ankle replacements, etc. Clinical learning is conducted in a one on one fashion, but the fellow will also have a sufficient amount of autonomy and self-directed learning. Fellows receive exposure to academic medicine as well as a private practice model.


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Foot & Ankle Fellowship - 3585

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009
Contact: Kelly Schnoebelen
Contact email: kelly-j-schnoebelen@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-356-3090
Website: https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-fellowship

Program Director: John Femino, MD

Positions available: 1

This fellowship provides outstanding diversity in adult and adolescent foot and ankle surgery with two experienced fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons. Rotations through orthopedic trauma and sports foot and ankle provide greater diversity of experience working with 5 other faculty. Fellows gain experience with advanced arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques, total ankle arthroplasty, arthrodesis, minimally invasive and open fracture treatment, osteotomies of the ankle, and foot, deformity correction including joint sparing techniques, limb salvage with hybrid, circular and spatial frame constructs, diabetic Charcot reconstruction, trans-tibial and partial foot amputations. Participation in all customary academic activities of the department and completion of at least one publishable research project are expected. Strong support for clinical and basic science research within the Department allows our fellows to be productive in scholarly pursuits.


University of Pennsylvania/PA Ortho Foot & Ankle Surgeons - 3606

230 W. Washington Square 5th floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Contact: Marianne Ostrow
Contact email: ostrowm@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-829-5186
Website: https://www.pennmedicine.org/departments-and-centers/orthopaedic-surgery/education-and-training/fellowships/foot-and-ankle

Program Director: Bobby Ndu, MD

Positions available: 2

This program only accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. With approximately 450 outpatient visits and 35 operative procedures performed each week, this is a busy clinical fellowship. You will be exposed to four different Orthopaedic surgeons to learn multiple ways of approaching simple and complex foot and ankle problems. Weekly teaching conferences and case reviews are conducted. The fellowship covers the full gamut of adult reconstructive foot and ankle surgery including management of post traumatic degeneration and deformity, rheumatoid disorders, tendinopathy, sports injuries including ankle arthroscopy and treatment of osteochondral lesions, as well as diabetic and neuropathic disorders. A publishable research project is required and is usually clinical or biomechanical research.


University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4829

9104 Babcock Boulevard, Suite 5113
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
Contact: Kathleen Masterson
Contact email: mastersonkm2@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-748-7444
Website: https://www.orthonet.pitt.edu/educationtraining/fellowships/footandankle

Program Director: Stephen Conti, MD

Positions available: 3

The University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship involves the combined experience of five attending orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists in various clinical setting. It combines both academic and private practice settings offering a broad clinical exposure to simple and complex disorders of the foot, ankle and leg, along with opportunities for clinical research. The program provides the fellows with extensive hands-on surgical experience and patient management from the beginning of the fellowship year. Residents who are interested in a program which will allow them to improve their surgical skill level rapidly will find this program can be tailored to suit their needs.


University of Rochester Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3969

Box 665 601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, New York 14642
Contact: Bonnie Schuster
Contact email: bonnie_schuster@urmc.rochester.edu
Phone: 585-275-5168
Website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/prospective-fellows/foot-ankle-fellowship.aspx

Program Director: Judith Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH

Positions available: 1

The University of Rochester Foot and Ankle Fellowship offers an ACGME accredited program under the direction of five fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons. This fellowship offers comprehensive training in the operative and non-operative management of adolescent and adult foot and ankle disorders.

Please note the link to for our applicant eligibility requirements: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/applicant-eligibility-requirements.aspx


University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic - 3609

1211 Union Avenue Suite 500
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Contact: Clayton Bettin
Contact email: cbettin@campbellclinic.com
Phone: 901-759-3212
Website: https://www.campbellclinic.com/about-campbell-clinic/fellowship-opportunities

Program Director: Clayton Bettin, MD

Positions available: 2

At the Campbell Clinic, we are proud that our fellowship program has five fellowship trained Foot and Ankle surgeons from different training programs which brings different perspectives to patient care and your education. As a fellow in our program, you will be exposed to the full complement of orthopaedic foot and ankle procedures including trauma, arthroplasty, sports injuries and arthroscopy, forefoot, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, diabetes/Charcot, and deformity correction with fine wire frames. The busy Foot and Ankle service provides you with a plethora of operative and clinical learning opportunities as there are two fellows and two residents for the four staff. The Campbell Clinic is a private practice, but is also the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee. As the institution that publishes Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, there is a significant infrastructure available to you to assist with any projects you wish to complete, including a librarian, editors, artists, research nurses, statisticians, and biomedical engineers. As a fellow in our program, you will participate fully in clinical and surgical settings, weekly didactic/research conferences, fellow's courses, and assist with resident education.

We firmly believe in providing you with ample time for reading, research, and enjoying your surroundings during the fellowship year in Memphis, TN. There is no mandatory call, which leaves your weekends and evenings free to reflect on your work and preparation for upcoming cases or conferences. This fellowship participates in the match program. All applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in orthopaedic surgery, and be eligible to obtain medical licensure and DEA certification in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi.


The University of Texas Medical School at Houston - 3974

6400 Fannin, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77030
Contact: Michele Byrne
Contact email: rexah.m.byrne@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 281-633-1796
Website: https://med.uth.edu/ortho/education-training/fellowships/foot-and-ankle-surgery-fellowship/

Program Director: William McGarvey, MD

Positions available: 2

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston foot and ankle fellowship program has been training exceptional orthopaedic surgeons for over twenty years in the Texas Medical Center. We have three faculty members all of whom have been fellowship trained in the subspecialty of foot and ankle surgery. This fellowship program offers a comprehensive learning experience that includes exposure to sports injuries and trauma, all types of forefoot and hindfoot reconstruction, total ankle replacement, as well as ample clinical and research time.

This program ONLY accepts graduates of US or Canadian residency programs. No application will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian Residency training.


University of Toronto Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program - 5195

399 Bathurst Street, 1 East Wing-438
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8
Contact: Cynthia Merey
Contact email: cynthia.merey@uhn.ca
Phone: 416-603-5267
Website: https://uoftorthopaedics.ca/education/fellowships/fellowship-positions/foot-ankle/

Program Director: Johnny Lau, MD, MSc

Positions available: 1

The University of Toronto has Canada's oldest and largest Orthopaedic Surgery training program. The University of Toronto Foot and Ankle Fellowship program consists of a joint fellowship between 3 fellowship trained surgeons in academic and community practice. Fellows will be exposed to simple and complex ankle arthroplasty, hind foot reconstruction, post-traumatic reconstruction, diabetic foot care, forefoot reconstruction, foot and ankle trauma, and sports foot and ankle. Fellows will participate in clinics and OR, and upon completion of the program, will be competitive for academic and community foot and ankle positions. Research is a priority of the fellowship program and the expectation is that the fellow will complete 2 research projects during the year. We have been actively engaged in development of new products with industry and can provide interested fellows to some exposure to the process. Finally, we provide coverage for foot and ankle injuries for all of the professional sports teams in Toronto, and the fellow will have adequate exposure to this aspect of foot and ankle surgery.


University of Utah Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 3612

University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Contact: Elise Collins
Contact email: elise.collins@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-5448
Website: https://medicine.utah.edu/orthopaedics/fellowships/foot-ankle/

Program Director: Timothy Beals, MD

Positions available: 1

Three attending foot and ankle subspecialists from three different fellowship training backgrounds provide a complete training opportunity that allows exposure to all subspecialty treatments including arthroscopy, reconstructive surgery/deformity correction, complex multiplanar frame use, fracture care, etc.


University of Virginia Foot and Ankle Program - 5033

Box 800159
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Contact: Mindy Franke
Contact email: mindy@virginia.edu
Phone: 434-924-8711
Website: https://med.virginia.edu/orthopaedic-surgery/orthopaedic-education/fellowship-programs/foot-ankle-fellowship/

Program Director: M. Truitt Cooper, MD

Positions available: 1

The foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Virginia is available to individuals who have completed a 5 year orthopaedic surgery residency. The fellow will be exposed to a large volume of foot and ankle pathology, including deformity correction, ankle arthroplasty, advanced arthroscopy/foot and ankle sports medicine, tendon reconstruction, diabetic care and trauma. The fellow will work directly with three attendings in the clinic and operating room to develop the necessary skills to succeed in an academic or private practice setting. Extensive clinical and basic science research opportunities are available, with protected time allotted to explore specific interests.


University of Washington School of Medicine - 3975

325 Ninth Ave Box 359798
Seattle, Washington 98104
Contact: Carlie Wolken
Contact email: cmwolken@uw.edu
Phone: 206-744-3658
Website: https://orthop.washington.edu/education/fellowships/foot-and-ankle-fellowship.html

Program Director: Michael Brage, MD

Positions available: 3

This program offers a one-year, in-depth Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) including patient care, teaching, & research activities related to foot & ankle reconstruction, sports medicine, & traumatology. The weekly experience includes office practice, operating room, teaching conferences, & research time. Call expectations are light & variable. Each ACE is expected to complete one scientific & one clinical research project during the year. ACEs may have 22 working days off for personal vacation, interviews, & academic meetings. The program has trained 70 surgeons over the past 27 years, many who have gone on to win recognition in the AOFAS, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the AAOS, and are leaders in the AOFAS today. Must have passed all three steps of USMLE exam and have ECFMG certificate by December 1. We cannot provide visa sponsorships.


UTMB Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship - 4557

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0165
Contact: Stephanie Thiem
Contact email: slthiem@utmb.edu
Phone: 409-747-5727
Website: https://www.utmb.edu/ortho

Program Director: Vinod Panchbhavi, MD, FACS

Positions available: 1

UTMB Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship offers a one-year fellowship in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for physicians who have completed a five-year accredited residency in orthopaedic surgery. The fellowship gives ample opportunity for extensive training in a broad variety of foot and ankle problems and specifically in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, limb deformity correction using Ilizarov techniques and total ankle replacement. The department has onsite research lab with facility for cadaver and animal experiments and dedicated research faculty available for advice and support.


Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis - 3594

Campus Box 8233-OC 660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Contact: Kelly Thies
Contact email: kthies@wustl.edu
Phone: 314-514-3569
Website: https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/content/Education/2269/Training-Programs/Fellowship-Training/Foot-and-Ankle-Fellowship-.aspx

Program Director: Jeremy McCormick, MD

Positions available: 1

The program ONLY accepts graduates of US and Canadian residency programs. No applications will be considered from applicants who have not completed at least three years of formal US or Canadian Residency Training. Applicant must be able to obtain a unrestricted Missouri State license to practice medicine.

The Fellow will be exposed to a wide spectrum of adult and adolescent musculoskeletal foot and ankle disorders and a variety of treatment settings, including a university-based private practice, a suburban outpatient facility, and a hospital-based foot and ankle clinic. The Fellow will have an independent practice opportunity. Trauma call at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is required one day per month (more if desired) and paid at the faculty rate.