Traveling Fellowship Program


Congratulations to the 2024 Traveling Fellows! Applications for 2025 will open in the fall.

The Traveling Fellowship Program offers a special opportunity for mid-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 49 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.

The 2024 Traveling Fellows will travel from September 10-26, 2024, attending the AOFAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada; and visiting the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado; the University of California-Davis in Davis, California; and Stanford University in Stanford, California.

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

Congratulations to the 2024 Traveling Fellows!


Jordanna Bergamasco, MD

Jordanna Bergamasco, MD

Alessio Bernasconi, MD

Alessio Bernasconi, MD, PhD

Seth O'Donnell, MD

Seth W. O'Donnell, MD
United States

Takahisa Ogawa, MD

Takahisa Ogawa, MD, PhD, MPH

Chul Hyun Park, MD

Chul Hyun Park, MD

Past Traveling Fellowship Award Recipients


  • Jorge Filippi, MD, MBA, Chile

  • Lucky Jeyaseelan, MBBS, BSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth), United Kingdom

  • Yoon-Chung Kim, MD, PhD, South Korea

  • Maria Gala Santini Araujo, MD, Argentina

  • Monika Volesky, MDCM, FRCSC, Canada


  • Nasef Mohamed Nasef Abdellatif, MD, Egypt

  • Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, United States

  • Young Koo Lee, MD, PhD, South Korea

  • N. Jane Madeley, MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth), United Kingdom

  • Paul G. Talusan, MD, United States


  • Mohamed M. Abd-Ella, MD, Egypt

  • Daniel S. Baumfeld, MD, Brazil

  • Jun Young Choi, MD, South Korea

  • Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD, United States

  • Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, United States

  • Hui Zhang, MD, PhD, China


  • 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), India

  • 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