Pennsylvania Intensive Lower-Extremity Fellowship

Program Director:
Jason R. Miller, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Robert Ruggerio, Sr., MD
Benjamin Overley, DPM, FACFAS
Aleksandr Emerel, DPM, AACFAS
Louis Ciliberti, DPM, AACFAS
Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS
Michael A. Troiano, DPM, FACFAS
Spencer Monaco, DPM, FACFAS
Andrew B. Peacock, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2021-2022: Mark Capuzzi, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Clay Shumway, DPM, AACFAS and Dustin Davis, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Benjamin Marder, DPM, AACFAS

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


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

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.

$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 post-graduate podiatric surgeon with advanced training in adult and pediatric foot and ankle reconstruction, sports medicine in an active patient population, 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 at Tower Health facilities and Paoli Hospital/Mail Line Health Systems, which has become Chester County's primary 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 in conjunction with various reconstructive techniques performed along with or in deference to replacement.
  • 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 Premier Orthopedics 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.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2018–2019: Jayson Atves, DPM, AACFAS
2017–2018: Yashraj Chauhan, DPM, FACFAS and Andrew Peacock, DPM, FACFAS
2016–2017: Joshua Hollinger, DPM, FACFAS
2015–2016: Chris Hood, DPM, AACFAS
2014–2015: Karl Dunn, DPM, FACFAS
2013–2014: Kara Krejci Reed, DPM, FACFAS, and Daniel Perez, DPM, FACFAS
2012–2013: Stanley Chen, DPM, FACFAS
2011–2012: Louis Ciliberti, DPM

Educational Opportunities