University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship
Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS
Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2021-2022: Andrew Falco, DPM and Daniel Reubens, DPM
2020-2021: Joseph Albright, DPM, AACFAS and Hayley Iosue, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Hayley Iosue, DPM, AACFAS and Nunzio Misseri, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Amber Morra, DPM
Precision Orthopedic Specialties
150 Seventh Avenue
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: (440) 285-4999
Number of Positions:
(1) two-year position and (1) one-year position
Program Start and End Dates:
July 1 – June 30
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form
$62,000; benefits provided
Richmond Heights, OH
Produce two publications
Program Summary/Training Goals:
- This is the
only two-year advanced foot and ankle surgical reconstruction fellowship
credentialed by both ACFAS and CPME. The
program is focused on providing advanced lower extremity clinical and surgical
exposure to adults and pediatrics. The
fellow has the autonomy to tailor the fellowship experience to his or her
- Over 600
surgical cases are performed annually with the fellowship director alone. Surgical diversity includes foot, ankle, and
leg trauma, reconstructive surgery, pediatric flatfoot, total ankle
replacements, diabetic charcot reconstruction, external fixation, sports
injuries, arthroscopy, forefoot and rearfoot elective procedures and diabetic
- Gain exposure
to an orthopaedic group private practice including clinical management of
patients of various pathologies, pre-operative and post-operative care,
clinical procedures including ultrasound exposure, radiograph, CT and MRI
interpretation, practice management, coding and billing, and participation in fellow’s clinic.
- Emphasis on a
variety of sports medicine with children, high school, collegiate,
professional, Olympians and weekend warriors. Coverage of sporting events
including football, basketball, wrestling, cross country, track, road races and
volleyball alongside athletic trainers. Working with a team physician to six high schools, consultant to several
universities and Spire Institute world class Olympic training site. Physical therapy is on the clinic premises.
- Wide exposure
to biomechanics, orthotics, athletic shoe gear, and equipment through a running
shop owned by the director.
- Rotate with
other specialties as desired by the fellow i.e. orthopedic surgery, vascular
surgery, plastic surgery, wound care, physical therapy, etc.
- Travel abroad
for international rotations or conferences as desired by the fellow.
- Work with
third year surgical residents, orthopedic residents, and medical students in
clinic, inpatient rounding, and surgery. Direct a bi-monthly morbidity and mortality and Board review meeting for
30 podiatry residents, fellows, and attendings.
participate by lecturing and attending several academic conferences locally and
nationally. Assist Dr. Mendeszoon with
planning and executing the National NEOAPM Fall Classic Seminar, the OHFAMA
Sports Injury Clinic, and ACFAS Great Lakes Region Complications Conferences.
- Take an ‘Introduction to Clinical Research’ Course at Case
Western University in July with other fellows.
- Two quality journal publications per year are mandatory. Poster submissions at the national ACFAS
National Conference, APMA National conference, SAWC National conference, and
other National conferences are mandatory.
- Participate in several
(approximately five-eight per year) company-sponsored fellowship hands-on training
labs and lectures locally and nationally.
Post Graduate Fellows History:
2017-2019: Elizabeth Sanders, DPM, AACFAS
2016-2017: Alan Kidon, DPM, AACFAS
2015-2016: Matthew Feltner, DPM, AACFAS
2014-2015: Nicole Wilson, DPM
2013-2014: Jeffrey Wunning, DPM, FACFAS