Penn Presbyterian Podiatric Research Fellowship

Program Director:
D. Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2017-2018: Hye Rin Kim, DPM, AACFAS and Melissa Younger, DPM
2016-2017: Raafae Hussain, DPM and Lauren Pruner, DPM
2015-2016: Eric VonHerbulis, DPM and Brittany Winfeld, DPM

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
  (215) 622-9664
      (215) 243-3223


Number of Positions:

Two years

Program Start and End Dates:
July 1 – June 30

Application Deadline:
March 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Dependent on post graduate year. Minimum of $62,500

Position Locations:
Penn Presbyterian and Spruce St Philadelphia

Research Requirements:
Patient oriented research project(s) designed and executed such that results are publishable.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • This is a research fellowship that focuses on clinical investigation.
  • An emphasis is placed on critical appraisal of the medical literature, clinical management of patients, development of a research question and protocol, participation with the institutional review board, execution of the clinical investigation, data analysis and writing the research report.
  • 50% of the fellow’s time is dedicated to clinical research, and the remaining 50% is spent in the Foot and Ankle clinic, where research questions evolve.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2014-2015: Jim Maxha, DPM, PhD, AACFAS and Michael Strangio, DPM
2013-2014: Melissa Younger, DPM
2012-2014: Nathan Jennato, DPM and Demetria Martin, DPM
2011-2012: Raj Sahota, DPM
2010-2012: Stacy Ziskowski, DPM
2010-2011: Frank Ziskowski, DPM, FACFAS
2009-2011: Mariel Featherstone, DPM
2008-2010: Kabibi Davidson, DPM
2007-2009: Shanika Hill, DPM
2006-2008: Pamela Borowsky, DPM and Sang Yi, DPM

Educational Opportunities