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

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,


Number of Positions

One year

Program Start and End Dates
September 1 – August 31

Application Deadline

Required application can be found here.


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.
  • 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