Georgetown University Hospital Diabetic Limb Salvage Fellowship

Program Director:
Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Christopher E. Attinger, MD, FACS
Karen Evans, MD, FACS
Caitlin Garwood, DPM, AACFAS
Katherine M. Raspovic, DPM, AACFAS
John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS

Post Graduate Fellows:
2017–2019: Elliot Walters, MD
2017–2018 : Iram Naz, MBBS
2016–2017: Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM
2015–2016: Ersilia Anghel, MSIV, MD
2014–2015: Caitlin S. Zarick, DPM, AACFAS
2013–2014: Noah Oliver, DPM, AACFAS
2012–2013: Kelly Powers, DPM

Georgetown University Hospital
Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
1st Fl., Bles Bldg.
Washington DC 20007
Phone: (202) 444-3059
(202) 444-0300


Number of Positions:
One two-year position and one one-year position

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 to July 31

Application Deadline:
November 15

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Program Application

Salary commensurate with PGY level of the fellow; benefits provided

Position Location:
Georgetown University Hospital

Research Requirements:
It is expected that the fellow present research at a minimum of two national scientific meetings and author a minimum of two peer-reviewed publications upon completion of the program.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • This fellowship is open to qualified candidates who have successfully completed podiatric residency. For plastic, general, vascular surgery residents, they must be in good standing from their host programs and electing to take a research year or two, or are graduates of these types of programs.
  • The fellowship is research-focused with more than 70 percent of time spent on research-related activities and publication efforts.
  • The curriculum focuses on medical and surgical limb salvage with the majority of time spent under the direction of Drs. Steinberg, Kim, Attinger and Evans at the Georgetown University Hospital (GUH) Center for Wound Healing. The fellow has clinical, instructional and research responsibilities. S/he is actively involved with outpatient and inpatient care and in clinical research trials, which are ongoing at GUH.
  • Focus points: Surgical limb salvage and reconstruction; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; medical management of the complex wound patient; clinical investigation of new wound-healing technology; and retrospective and prospective survival/outcomes research

Educational Opportunities