FFLC Reconstruction and Limb Salvage Surgical Fellowship
Kevin Lam, DPM, FACFAS
Wesley Chapman, DPM, AACFAS
Patrick Bartholomew, DPM
Sean Dunleavy, DPM
Lauren Pelucacci, DPM
Glenn Woodley, DPM, AACFAS
Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2021-2022: Joseph Altepeter, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Jacob Dougherty, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Mark A. Dreyer, DPM, FACFAS
Family Foot and Leg Center, PA
730 Goodlette Road - Suite 102
Naples, FL 34102
Fax: (239) 692-9436
Number of Positions:
Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 – July 31
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form
$60,000 plus benefits
(cell phone, health insurance, etc.)
FFLC Main, North, East
Offices. Surgery Center, Naples Community Hospital (NCH-Downtown & North),
Physician Regional Medical Center (PRMC- Pine Ridge & Collier)
Submit one manuscript for review to a peer reviewed journal. May be a
literature review, case study, or primary research.
Program Summary/Training Goals:
- This one-year foot and ankle fellowship position is under the
direction of Kevin Lam, DPM, FACFAS. The fellowship is private office based and
offers an advanced comprehensive program in reconstructive
foot and ankle surgery, diabetic limb salvage/wound care, and
- This is a high-volume Fellowship with high
expectations. The Fellow will be responsible to cover all OR cases (400-600
cases/year), cover clinic on non-OR days (10,000+ encounters/year), manage
in-patients at four hospitals, and cover attending’s ER call at four hospitals.
- The Fellow who is strongly motivated will finish this program
feeling comfortable with any foot and ankle surgery. Fellow will receive an
extensive amount of exposure to MIS surgery (HAV, Tailors, Weil, Hammertoes,
Haglunds,Calcaneal Osteotomies, etc), arthroscopy and arthroscopic fusions
(STJ/AJ), Nerve transposition, Dellon release, rearfoot/ankle fusions and
reconstructive techniques, including tendon transfer; use of internal and
external fixation; management of complicated patients with comorbidities.
- The program will teach the Fellow all aspects of practicing
medicine in a high-volume, fast-paced setting. Office/surgical coding and
billing, marketing, time management in OR setting, in-office soft tissue and
osseous procedures, Synvisc and regenerative medicine injections, in-office
- High-tech office with diagnostic ultrasound, shockwave, CT
scanner, PT department, arterial duplex and pathologist in-house.
- An annual calendar is established to include weekly x-ray and
surgical case reviews, monthly case log review and quarterly fellow reviews.
- This is a fellow-first, fellow-driven program
with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of foot and ankle pathology.
The Fellow will be exposed to multiple surgeons of various training backgrounds,
in multiple locations, all well-respected in the community.
- The Fellow will hone critical decision making skill such as: Being
able to decide to take patient to surgery, and develop surgical plan. Being able
to manage intraoperative and postoperative complications. Optimize patients for
surgical intervention planning.
- The fellow will also be expected to attend and participate in
scientific conferences, including the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference, as
well as other conferences as required by the director.
- ABFAS Board Qualification is REQUIRED for this program.
- Site visit is REQUIRED to receive an interview.
Post Graduate Fellows History:
2018-2019: April Nelson, DPM
2017-2018: Melissa Hurwitz, DPM, AACFAS
2016-2017: Rikhil Patel, DPM, AACFAS
2015-2016: Asma Khan, DPM, FACFAS