Traveling Fellowship Program


Congratulations to the 2019 award recipients! Applications for the 2020 program will open this fall.

The Traveling Fellowship Program offers a special opportunity for early-career AOFAS members to attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting and visit leading foot and ankle research and educational institutions. The program is open to AOFAS Active, Candidate, and International Members who are 45 years old or younger at the time of application.

At host sites, Traveling Fellows will observe operating rooms, learn new surgical techniques alongside accomplished surgeons, and present their own research and clinical experiences. The program aims to promote professional relationships, exchange ideas, and encourage new thinking on research and clinical care topics.

Questions? Contact the AOFAS Executive Office at or 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US).

Congratulations to the 2019 Traveling Fellows!

Selected by the Awards & Scholarships Committee, the six recipients of the 2019 Traveling Fellowship Awards were announced at AOFAS Specialty Day on March 16, 2019.


Mohamed Abd-Ella, MD

Mohamed M. Abd-Ella, MD

Daniel S. Baumfeld, MD

Daniel S. Baumfeld, MD


Jun Young Choi, MD

Jun Young Choi, MD
South Korea


Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD

Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD
United States

Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Daniel Guss, MD, MBA
United States


Hui Zhang, MD, PhD

Hui Zhang, MD, PhD 


In addition to attending AOFAS Annual Meeting 2019, the Traveling Fellows will visit Loyola University Health System and University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Medical Center in Rochester, New York, and Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Past Traveling Fellowship Award Recipients


  • Jinsong Hong, MD, China

  • Kaan S. Irgit, MD, Turkey

  • Charles R.J. Jowett, MBBS, MRCS, United Kingdom

  • Dong-Oh Lee, MD, South Korea

  • Pradeep Moonot, MBBS, MS(Orth)

  • Satoshi Yamaguchi, MD, PhD, Japan


  • Chayanin Angthong, MD, PhD, Thailand 

  • Amgad M. Haleem, MD, PhD, United States

  • Gillian E. Jackson, MBChB, United Kingdom

  • Kevin D. Martin, DO, United States 

  • Sjoerd Stufkens, MD, PhD, Netherlands 


  • Young-uk Park, MD, PhD, South Korea 

  • Sudheer Reddy, MD, United States 

  • Chamnanni Rungprai, MD, Thailand 

  • Martin Wiewiorski, MD, Switzerland 

  • Yuan Zhu, MD, China


  • Wesley Bevan, MBChB, FRACS, New Zealand 

  • Adam Groth, MD, US Military, Germany 

  • Umile Giuseppe Longo, MD, Italy

  • Sampat Dumbre Patil, MBBS, India 

  • Yunfeng Yang, MD, China


  • Jinsu Kim, MD, South Korea

  • D. Joshua Mayich, MD, Canada 

  • Phinit Phisitkul, MD, United States 

  • Balvinder Rana, MS(Orth), India 

  • Weidong Song, MD, PhD, China 

  • Federico G. Usuelli, MD, Italy 


  • Samuel B. Adams, MD, United States

  • Peter Bock, MD, Austria

  • Jose C. Cohen, MD, Brazil 

  • Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, United States 

  • Bom Soo Kim, MD, South Korea 

  • Kevin L. Kirk, DO, United States 


  • Arno Frigg, MD, Switzerland

  • Hyong Nyun Kim, MD, PhD, South Korea

  • Tahir Ögüt, MD, Turkey

  • Christopher Jon Pearce, MBChB, FRCS(Tr&Orth), Singapore

  • Xu Wang, MD, China


  • Umur Aydogan, MD, Turkey

  • Felipe Oliveira Delocco, MD, Brazil

  • Ravindra Kamath, MS(Orth), FRCS(Tr&Orth), United Kingdom 

  • Xin Ma, MD, China

  • Selim Mugrabi, MD, Turkey 


  • Woo Jin Choi, MD, PhD, South Korea

  • Andrew J.L. Jowett, MBBS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), United Kingdom

  • Wesley J. Milazzo, MD, Brazil 

  • Panagiotis Symeonidis, MD, PhD, Greece 

  • Geoffrey M. Tymms, MBBS, Australia 


  • Roberto Bevoni, MD, Italy 

  • Scott J. Ellis, MD, United States

  • Daniel C. Farber, MD, United States

  • Fabian Krause, MD, Switzerland

  • Zhongmin Shi, MD, China 


  • Markus Knupp, MD, Switzerland 

  • Ian L.D. Le, MD, FRCSC, Canada

  • Nicholas Savva, FRCS(Tr&Orth), United Kingdom

  • Eloisa Patricia Parra Téllez, MD, Mexico

  • José Elías Vergara, MD, Panama


  • Malhar H. Dave, MS(Ortho), India

  • Palanisamy Ramesh, MS, MCh, United Kingdom

  • Yousef R. Salameh, MD, Israel 

  • Jose A.V. Sanhudo, MD, Brazil 

  • Francesca Vannini, MD, Italy 


  • Francisco Javier Garcia Bermudez, MD, Colombia 

  • James D.F. Calder, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth), United Kingdom

  • Mark A. Glazebrook, MD, MSc, PhD, Canada 

  • Peter Stavrou, MD, FRACS, Australia 

  • Alicia Lasalle Vignolo, MD, Uruguay 


  • Su-Young Bae, MD, PhD, South Korea

  • Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, United States

  • Hong-Geun Jung, MD, PhD, South Korea

  • Rhys H. Thomas, MBBS, United Kingdom

  • Markus Walther, MD, PhD, Germany