North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Program Director
Michael Subik, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty
Marc Notari, DPM, FACFAS
Joseph Baratta, MD
Robert Hole, MD
Kevin Healey, DPM, FACFAS
Charbel Chalfoun, MD
Michael Wilderman, MD

Post-Graduate Fellows
2015-2016: Rahul Bhatt, DPM

Ridge Foot and Ankle Associates
160 Ridge Road
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098
Fax: (201) 939-5614
Email Contact: Beth Loftus, DHSc, MS – Fellowship Coordinator, loftuse@smh-passaic.org

Website
ridgefootandankleassociates.com

Number of Positions
One

Duration
One year

Program Start and End Dates
September 1 – August 31

Application Deadline
January 15, 2016
The 2015 Fellowship Application Packet can be downloaded here.

Interview Date
February 2016

Stipend
$50,000; benefits provided

Position Locations
St. Mary’s Passaic; Hackensack University Medical Center; Advanced Surgery Center of Clifton; Rockland and Bergen Surgery Center

Research Requirements
Two publishable papers; one poster for ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Program Summary / Training Goals

  • The goal of the fellowship is to take a well-trained three year surgical resident and advance that person’s skills to a level of a seasoned attending in a large hospital setting, small hospital setting and surgery centers who is reconstructive rear foot and ankle qualified.
  • Also, to teach the fellow office-based procedures, i.e. total contact cast, diagnostic work-up via in-office x-ray and ultrasound, and hospital-based wound care center.
  • Staff includes podiatry, orthopaedic and surgical attendings. The fellow would be mainly following and training under Dr. Subik’s direct auspices.
  • The fellow would have direct interaction with patient care, including workup, surgical reconstruction, and follow up care. The goal is for limited autonomy of the fellow in his/her interactions with patients, with the oversight in Dr. Subik’s office.
  • The fellow would engage in assisting in one of the two residency programs Dr. Subik is a part of through direct surgical work and scientific presentations.
  • The type of reconstruction would include Charcot foot reconstruction, skin flaps and grafts, ORIF of complex rearfoot and ankle fractures, total ankle joint replacement and highly complex rearfoot reconstruction.

Educational Opportunities

Upcoming

Poster Submission for 2016
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Nominations for 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Deadline: September 13, 2015

Research Grant Submissions
Deadline September 15, 2015