Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgical Fellowship - Ankle & Foot Care Centers

Program Director:
Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Michelle Anania, DPM, FACFAS
John Barrett, DPM, FACFAS
Craig Beaudis, DPM, AACFAS
Gregory Blasko, DPM, FACFAS
Christian Carbonell, DPM, FACFOAM
John Chiaro, DPM, FACFAS
Robert Debiec, DPM, FACFAS
Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
Kenneth J. Emch, DPM, FACFAS
Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS
Thomas Groner, DPM, AACFAS
Heather Petrolla, DPM
E. David Podolsky, DPM, FACFAS
Mark Smesko, DPM, FACFAS
Kwame Williams, DPM
Michael Vallas, MBA
Alan Kidon, DPM, AACFAS

Recent Postgraduate Fellows:
2016–2017: Zachary Flynn, DPM, AACFAS
2015–2016: Danielle Butto, DPM, AACFAS

Ankle & Foot Care Centers
Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine
8175 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 629-8800
(330) 758-4914


Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1–July 31

Application Deadline:
September 5

Program Application
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$50,000; benefits provided

Position Location:
Youngstown, Ohio

Research Requirements:

  • Produce two publications
  • Quality research projects during fellowship year

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • This one-year foot and ankle fellowship position is under the direction of Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and offers an in-depth approach to foot and ankle reconstruction, including Charcot reconstruction and total ankle joint replacement.
  • The fellow will be exposed to significant surgical cases involving the forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot, diabetic foot reconstruction, ankle joint fusion/replacement, Ilizarov external fixation technique and peripheral nerve release procedures for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.
  • The fellow will participate in lower extremity research studies and will be expected to produce two publications and quality research projects during the fellowship year.
  • The Fellow will have access to cadaver lab
  • Dr. DiDomenico is also the residency director at Northside Medical Center (WRHE). The fellow will be actively involved in teaching the residents at this program.

Postgraduate Fellows History:
2014–2015: Frank Luckino, DPM, AACFAS
2012–2013: Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS
2011–2012: Nikolay Gatalyak, DPM, AACFAS
2010–2011: Albert Giagnacova, III, DPM, AACFAS
2008–2009: Laurence Z. Cane, DPM, FACFAS
2007–2008: Kwame Williams, DPM
2006–2007: Damieon Brown, DPM
2005–2006: Anthony Haro, III, DPM

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