Summit Health Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Program Director:
Ralph Napoli, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty – Podiatric Surgeons:
John Caponigro, DPM, FACFAS
Ana Pimentel, DPM, AACFAS

Other Program Faculty – Orthopedic Surgeons:
Michael Gross, MD
Oscar Vasquez, MD
Michael Benke, MD
Thomas John, MD
A. Yelenia Guiffrida, MD
Carissa Meyers, MD
Mark Chase, MD
Steve Weinfeld, MD
Michael Meese, MD

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2021-2022: Assal Nour Ziai, DPM, AACFAS
2020-2021: Angela Costa, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Melissa Rossi, DPM
2018-2019: Shruti Patel, DPM, MS, AACFAS
2017-2018: Ana Pimentel, DPM, AACFAS

Summit Medical Group, P.A.
25 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ  07601
Phone: (201) 343-2277
Fax:     (201) 343-9777


Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 - July 31

Application Deadline:
September 30

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Locations:
Emerson, Hackensack and Mountainside

Research Requirements:
The fellow will be required to complete one publishable research paper and /or poster exhibit for the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • To provide the fellow with exposure to various multi-specialty, Board Certified and fellowship-trained podiatric and orthopedic surgeons who provide the most innovative and cutting edge methods to prevent disease, promote health and more effectively manage foot and ankle pathology as well as the patient as a whole.
  • The fellowship offers exposure to trauma, sports medicine, arthroscopy, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and total joint protocols.

Educational Opportunities