Virginia Mason Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Fellowship
Eric J. Heit, DPM, FACFAS
Other Program Faculty:
David J. Belfie, MD
Mark T. Reeves, DPM
Jeffrey Pentek, DPM, AACFAS
Richard T. Bouche, DPM, FACFAS
Alvin Ngan, DPM, FACFAS
Thomas Landino, DPM, FACFAS
Post Graduate Fellows:
2017-2018: Martina Randall, DPM, AACFAS
2016-2017: Philip Shaw, DPM
2015-2016: Jeff Pentek, DPM, AACFAS
2014-2015: Jacob McLeod, DPM, AACFAS
2013-2014: Linda Oh, DPM
Virginia Mason Medical Center
1100 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 223-6600
Fax: (206) 583-2214
Number of Positions:
Program Start and End Dates:
Mid-July through July 31 of the following year
Standard Fellowship Application Form
$55,000; benefits provided
One research project of the fellow’s choice to be completed by the end of the fellowship year
Program Summary / Training Goals:
- Virginia Mason is known regionally as an orthopaedic center of excellence and as a result, the fellow’s experience tends to encompass a broad spectrum of foot and ankle pathology.
- 90 percent of Sports Medicine is non-surgical so the primary goal of the fellowship is to give you the clinical skills to excel in your career while honing your surgical skills.
- Fellows work three days per week in the clinic, one day in the OR, and one day doing research.
- Fellows manage their own patients independently and participate in surgery to the full extent that their skills allow. Fellows take ER call one week at a time every four weeks. Average patient volume is 10-15 per day.
- The caseload in the OR is variable but averages about 250 cases per year. The cases are a good mix of foot and ankle trauma, reconstruction, and routine procedures.
- Duties also include weekly Podiatric Grand Rounds at Swedish Medical Center, and one clinic day per month rotating with Rich Bouche, DPM at Northwest Hospital Sports Medicine in North Seattle.