Orthopedic Center of Florida (OCF) Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Andrew Belis, DPM, FACFAS
Jason Nemitz, MD
Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2019-2020: Michael Ringwood, DPM
2018-2019: Ugo Adigweme, DPM, AACFAS
2017-2018: Darrice Collins, DPM, AACFAS
Orthopedic Center of Florida (OCF)
12670 Creekside Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Fax: (239) 482-7585
Number of Positions:
Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 – July 31
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form
Orthopedic Center of Florida Clinic, Lee Health System, Gladiolus Surgical Center
- At least one scholarly article submitted to a national journal
- Monthly journal club article review
- Poster or abstract presented at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference
- Presentation of case studies or research findings to local component meetings
Program Summary/Training Goals:
The program is designed to provide
the fellow with additional clinical and surgical exposure to complex foot and
ankle trauma, sports injuries, adult and pediatric foot reconstruction,
advanced ankle arthroscopy, and diabetic limb salvage.
- There will be added emphasis on integrating
evidence based medicine and research into clinical and surgical treatment.
- The fellow will have exposure to
“hands on” patient care including pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative
management of surgical patients.
- The fellow will have his/her own
clinic schedule as well as shadow and assist attending physicians to maximize
surgical training and medical decision making.
- Fellow will be responsible for
independently taking foot call, foot/ankle trauma call, and be available for
group call for rounding on hospital patients.
- The fellow will be given opportunity
to develop practice management skills and foster their own treatment style
under the guidance of an experienced foot and ankle surgeon in a multispecialty orthopaedic practice.
- Locations will include OCF’s main
campus (a multi-specialty orthopaedic clinic encompassing three floors of class
A medical building), Lee Health hospital system, and two surgical centers
(Sanctuary Surgical Center and Gladiolus Surgical Center).
- Additional rotations available in general
orthopaedics, pain management and physiatry.
- The fellow will have the opportunity to work with area podiatrists
and orthopaedists from the whole community.
- The fellow will have the opportunity
to attend advanced courses and conferences of their choice (within their budget
allocation) to aid in the development of knowledge and surgical skills.
- Site visit is encouraged, however not
mandatory to receive an interview.
- ABFAS Board qualification is recommended
for this program.
- This is a very well-rounded program that will allow the candidate to hone his/her clinical and surgical skills thus preparing the candidate for transition to the next step in their career.