Pennsylvania Intensive Lower-Extremity Fellowship

Program Director:
Jason R. Miller, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Robert Ruggerio, Sr., MD
Benjamin Overley, DPM, FACFAS
Christopher R. Hood, DPM, AACFAS
Louis Ciliberti, DPM, AACFAS
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS
Michael A. Troiano, DPM, FACFAS

Post Graduate Fellows:
2017–2018: Yashraj Chauhan, DPM and Andrew Peacock, DPM, AACFAS
2016–2017: Joshua Hollinger, DPM, AACFAS
2015–2016: Chris Hood, DPM, AACFAS
2014–2015: Karl Dunn, DPM, AACFAS
2013–2014: Kara Krejci, DPM, AACFAS and Daniel Perez, DPM, AACFAS
2012–2013: Louis Ciliberti, DPM, AACFAS

Premier Orthopedics
266 Lancaster Ave.
Ste. 200, Barr Building
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: (610) 644-6900
Fax: (610) 644-7160
Email: jrmiller1371@gmail.com or pailefellowship@gmail.com

Websites:
paorthocenter.com
premierortho.com

Number of Positions:
One per year, up to two total

Duration:
One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 1–June 30

Application Deadline:
September 30

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Along with the completed application form and listed required materials, please send a letter of intent and your Podiatry RR Logs (MAV/Diversity Report, Clinical Log Summary, and Clinical Report). Upon submission, you may be offered visitation, which takes place Tuesday to Thursday during office hours.

Stipend:
$60,000 salary; benefits provided (health insurance, malpractice insurance), $500 CME, ACFAS Membership Dues

Position Location:
Collegeville, PA; Exton, PA; Limerick, PA; Malvern, PA;  Phoenixville, PA; Pottstown, PA

Research Requirements:
Minimum of two papers in peer-reviewed journals, presentation of research at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The purpose of this fellowship is to provide the postgraduate podiatric surgeon with advanced training in adult and pediatric foot and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement and management of acute and chronic complex foot and ankle trauma in the Mainline’s largest orthopaedic group. The program will be based primarily at Paoli Hospital, which has just become Chester County’s only trauma center, providing the Fellow with on-call opportunities for foot and ankle trauma.
  • The Fellow will become adept at ankle replacement, including preoperative planning considerations with several different ankle prostheses.
  • The Fellow will be expected to follow evidence-based medicine practices and perform research consistent with the aforementioned areas of concentration.
  • The Fellow will perform about half of his or her cases at Premier at Exton Surgery Center, opened on September 2016 and Paoli Hospital, which has been awarded the prestigious Premier Award for Quality and is ranked among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals© by Thomas Reuters. The hospital has also been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nursing Credentialing Board and is Joint Commission accredited. In 2009, Paoli finished a 259,000-square-foot facility to house its new evidence-based design trauma center, operating rooms and patient wings that doubled the hospital’s size. Even more significantly, the hospital is a partner in a progressive international research initiative, the Pebble Project. This unique and modern setting allows the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Center a unique opportunity to train a foot and ankle fellow using the latest equipment, current techniques and most advanced orthopaedic facilities in the Northeast region.

Educational Opportunities

Upcoming