CHI Franciscan Health Advanced Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Program Director:
Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Craig Clifford, DPM, FACFAS
Peter Krumins, MD
Stacee Kessinger, MD
Ryan Bierman, DPM, FACFAS
Phillip Yearian, DPM
Dennis Gusman, DPM, FACFAS
Gregory Webb, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2019-2020:  Mallory Schweitzer, DPM, AACFAS
2018–2019: Anthony Romano, DPM, AACFAS
2017–2018: Lisa Grant-McDonald, DPM

St. Francis Hospital
34509 9th Ave. South, Ste. 306
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 944-4177
(253) 944-4004



Number of Positions:
One position

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1–July 31

Application Deadline:
August 21

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Location:
Fellow may work or gain clinical/surgical exposure at some or all of our CHI Franciscan Health Facilities, which include St. Francis (Federal Way), St. Joseph’s (Tacoma), St. Clare’s (Lakewood), St. Anthony’s (Gig Harbor), Harrison Medical Center (Silverdale) and Highline Medical Center (Burien).

Research Requirements:
During the one-year fellowship program, the fellow is expected to participate in conducting research or work-related project toward the goal of scholarly publication. Such research/work will be coordinated through the assistance and support of the program committee and is outlined further in the Foot & Ankle Fellowship Program Manual.

Program Summary/Training Goals: 
The CHI Franciscan Health Foot & Ankle Fellowship Program provides a recent podiatric residency graduate with the opportunity to gather real-world experience in clinical podiatric practice and surgical techniques and also provides research opportunities. The program's goal is to supplement the training that the fellow received during his/her residency and to fill in any voids in knowledge, training or skill to produce a well-rounded podiatric physician/surgeon.

Specific Goals:

  • Provide an opportunity for supervised advanced clinical experience in the recognition and management of foot and ankle pathology. S/he will also gain knowledge in secondary prevention of chronic disease as it relates to the foot and ankle.
  • Emphasize the intertwined relationship of the basic sciences and clinical practice by affording opportunities to use the complete physical record of the patient before, during and after medical and surgical treatment.
  • Familiarity with hospital procedure, scope of practice and functions of other healthcare divisions.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2016–2017: Abdulaziz Kimawi, DPM

Educational Opportunities