Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Podiatric Fellowship

Program Director:
Ralph Napoli, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty – Podiatric Surgeons:
John Caponigro, DPM, FACFAS
Chad Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS
Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS
Homam Badri, DPM, AACFAS
Samuel Adegboyega, DPM
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
John Mendes, MD
Mark Chase, MD
Steve Weinfeld, MD
Michael Meese, MD

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2020-2021: Angela Costa, DPM, AACFAS
2019-2020: Melissa Rossi, DPM, AACFAS
2018-2019: Shruti Patel, DPM, MS, AACFAS

Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, LLC
25 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ  07601
Phone: (201) 343-2277
Fax:     (201) 343-9777


Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start and End Dates:
September 1 – August 31

Application Deadline:
October 31

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form


Position Locations:
Elmwood Park, Emerson, Hackensack, 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.

Post Graduate Fellows History
2017-2018: Ana Pimentel, DPM, AACFAS

Educational Opportunities