Encino Specialty Surgery Center Sports Medicine Fellowship

Program Director:                          
Franklin Kase, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM

Other Program Faculty:
Oliver Wang, DPM, FACFAS

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2018-2019: Jonathan Pirak, DPM
2017–2018: Cory Clement, DPM, AACFAS
2016–2017: Anuj Gogna, DPM
2015–2016: Tory Stover, DPM

Specialty Surgery Center
16501 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 501-1080
(866) 939-2673

Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start & End Dates:      
July 1–June 30

Application Deadline:                        
January 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$60,000/yr; benefits provided

Position Locations:                         
Hayvenhurst and Ventura, CA

Research Requirements:
Fellow is required to produce a publication-quality paper on a sports medicine topic. Fellow required to 1) develop own topic; 2) preliminary research of topic for reference; 3) write paper; and 4) submit for publication.

Program Summary/Training Goals 

  • The fellowship is private office-based in a sports medicine-weighted practice with strong biomechanics implementation.
  • The program encourages the fellow to work up new patients, determine diagnostic plans, make diagnoses and implement treatment programs.
  • For proposed surgeries, the fellow determines surgical plan options and is involved in surgery ranging from assistance to skin-to-skin participation depending on capability, case complexity and individual surgeon.
  • The fellow is either in office or at a nearby outpatient surgery center when surgery cases are scheduled. The outpatient surgery center has 10 to 15 active attending DPMs who regularly admit cases and will lead the fellow.
  • Outside rotation at a nearby hospital will contribute complex cases for teaching experience.

Educational Opportunities