North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Program Director
Michael Subik, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty
Joseph Baratta, MD
Robert Hole, MD
Ralph Napoli, DPM, FACFAS
Charbel Chalfoun, MD
Michael Wilderman, MD
David O'Connor, MD
Homam Badri, DPM, AACFAS

Postgraduate Fellows
2017–2018: Mark Shearer, DPM
2016–2017: Adrienne Estes, DPM, AACFAS
2015–2016: Rahul Bhatt, DPM, AACFAS

Ridge Foot and Ankle Associates
160 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098
Fax: (201) 939-5614
Email Contact: Johnny Burks, Administrative Director,


Number of Positions

One year

Program Start & End Dates
September 1–August 31

Application Deadline
January 12, 2018

Program Application
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form
Please submit the completed form and a copy of the candidate's surgical logs from residency to:

Johnny Burks
Administrative Director
North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship
160 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098
Fax: (201) 939-5614

For additional information, please contact Johnny Burks by phone at (732) 710-0589 or email at

Interview Date
February 2018

$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 center and who is reconstructive rearfoot and ankle qualified.
  • To teach the fellow office-based procedures, i.e., total contact cast, diagnostic workup 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