ACFAS Recognized Fellowships

ACFAS highly recommends the continuation of foot and ankle surgical education after residency in the form of a specialized fellowship. In order to foster high-quality fellowship programs through support, recognition and visibility, the ACFAS Board of Directors has approved the "ACFAS Recognized Fellowship" initiative. Programs meeting minimal requirements are officially recognized by the College, which will in turn provide support for these recognized programs through grants and visibility. Fellows of these recognized programs will benefit from lower dues rates, job placement assistance and recognition of program completion.

The following programs have met minimal requirements and have been granted the "ACFAS Recognized Fellowship" status. More information about each program can be found by clicking on it.


FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY & RECONSTRUCTION FELLOWSHIPS:
 

Fellowship Program  Program Director 
University Foot & Ankle Institute Fellowship
Santa Monica, Calif.
 
Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
Fellowship for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Coordinated Health
Bethlehem, Penn.
 
Stephen A. Brigido, DPM, FACFAS
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgical Fellowship
Westerville, Ohio
 
Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS
Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction Fellowship*
Baltimore, Md.
 
Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS
American Health Network Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Carmel, Ind.
 
J. Michael Miller, DPM, FACFAS
Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship - Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, Calif.
 
Shannon M. Rush, DPM, FACFAS
Weil Foot and Ankle Reconstruction & Orthopedic Institute Fellowship
Des Plaines, Ill.
 
Lowell Scott Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS
Broadlawns Foot & Ankle Trauma Fellowship
Des Moines, Iowa
 
Benjy L. Olsen, DPM, FACFAS
The University of Arizona/Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) Fellowship
Tucson, Ariz.
 
David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Boardman, Ohio
 
Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research
Alamogordo, N.M.
 
J. Joseph Anderson, DPM, FACFAS
Pennsylvania Intensive Lower Extremity Fellowship
Malvern, Penn.
 
Jason R. Miller, DPM, FACFAS
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Fellowship
Concord, Ohio
 
Jonathan J. Sharpe, DPM, FACFAS
Mon Valley Fellowship
Monongahela, Penn.
 
Mark H. Hofbauer, DPM, FACFAS
Sarasota Orthopedic Associates Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Sarasota, Florida
 
James M. Cottom, DPM, FACFAS
West Houston Medical Center Fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Houston, Texas  Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS
The Philadelphia Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Philadelphia, Penn.
 
Justin J. Fleming, DPM, FACFAS

*Please note: another unrecognized research position is available at this program. For more information, please contact the program director.
 

FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY & RECONSTRUCTION FELLOWSHIPS - CONDITIONAL STATUS:
THESE PROGRAMS MEET THE MINIMAL CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION BY ACFAS, BUT HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED A FELLOWSHIP YEAR: 

Fellowship Program  Program Director 
Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio Reconstructive Surgery and Deformity Correction Fellowship Mentor, Ohio  Stephen J. Frania, DPM, FACFAS
Foot & Ankle Care Reconstruction Fellowship Piscataway, New Jersey  Shail Patel, DPM, FACFAS
Family Foot and Ankle Specialists Fellowship Greenville, Texas Steven P. Brancheau, DPM, FACFAS


SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIPS:
 
Fellowship Program  Program Director 
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Fellowship
Palo Alto, Calif. 
 
Amol Saxena, DPM, FACFAS 
Virginia Mason Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Fellowship
Seattle, Wash.
 
Eric J. Heit, DPM, FACFAS



RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS:
 

 Fellowship Program  Program Director 
Georgetown University Hospital Diabetic Limb
Salvage Fellowship
Washington, D.C.
 
John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Research Fellowship: Limb Preservation/Tissue Repair and Regeneration Research Fellowship
Boston, Mass.
  
Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS

 

ACFAS-RECOGNIZED FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE:
More details about the initiative, including criteria for recognition, ACFAS planned support for programs and the fellowship program application for ACFAS recognition. 

CPME-APPROVED FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS:
Please visit the Council on Podiatric Medicine (CPME) website for a current listing of CPME-approved fellowships in podiatric medicine.

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