University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Program Director:
Mark Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS

Post-Graduate Fellows:
2017-2018: 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, AACFAS

Precision Orthopedic Specialties
150 Seventh Avenue
Suite 200
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: (440) 285-4999
Email: Deborah Mott, Graduate Medical Education: 


Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
July 1 – June 30

Application Deadline:
October 15

$62,000; benefits provided

Position Location:
Richmond Heights, OH

Research Requirements:
Produce two publications

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  1. This one-year foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship program will be focused on providing advanced clinical and surgical exposure to adults and pediatrics.
  2. Over 500 surgical cases are performed annually. Surgical diversity includes foot, ankle, and leg trauma, reconstructive surgery, pediatric flatfoot, total ankle replacements, diabetic charcot reconstruction, sports injuries, arthroscope, external fixation, forefoot and rearfoot elective procedures and diabetic limb salvage.
  3. Participate in an orthopaedic group private practice including clinical management of patients of various pathologies, pre-operative and post-operative care, clinical procedures including ultrasound exposure, practice management, and participation in fellow’s clinic.
  4. 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, the Spire Institute and a world-class Olympic training site. Physical Therapy is also on the clinic premises.
  5. Wide exposure to biomechanics, orthotics, athletic shoegear, and equipment.
  6. Rotate with other specialties as desired by the fellow i.e. vascular surgery, plastics, wound care, etc.
  7. Work with third year surgical residents, orthopaedic residents, and medical students in clinic, inpatient rounding, and surgery. Direct a bi-monthly board review meetings for 30 podiatry residents, fellows, and attendings.
  8. Directly participate by lecturing and attending several academic conferences locally and nationally. Attend an ‘Introduction to Clinical Research’ Course at Case Western University with other Fellows. Two publications are mandatory for journal submission and poster submissions.
  9. Participate in several company-sponsored fellowship hands-on training labs and lectures locally and nationally.

Educational Opportunities