Southeast Permanente Foot & Ankle Trauma & Reconstructive Fellowship

Program Director:                             
Brian Neerings, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:                      
Shane Manning, DPM, FACFAS
Howard Pike, MD
Jaclyn Schwartz, DPM, AACFAS
Trevor Black, DPM, AACFAS

Post Graduate Fellows:
2018-2019: Sara Lewis, DPM, AACFAS and Joseph Park, DPM, AACFAS
2017-2018: Ali Rahnama, DPM, AACFAS
2016-2017: Trevor Black, DPM, AACFAS
2015-2016: Sofie Pinney, DPM, AACFAS
2014-2015: Kyle Abben, DPM, AACFAS

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
3495 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA  30305
Phone: (404) 316-7505
Fax: (770) 931-6345


Number of Positions:                         

One year

Program Start and End Dates:           
August 1 – July 31

Application Deadline:                         
July 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 training year

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$50,000; benefits provided

Position Locations:                           
TSPMG Metro-Atlanta offices, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center

Research Requirements:               
Minimum of two papers in peer reviewed journals; poster submission at ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Program Summary/Training Goals:  

  • The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Georgia, working with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to provide medical care to members in metropolitan Atlanta.
  • The foot and ankle fellow will be provided a broad-based clinical experience focused on adult reconstructive surgery, including sports-related injuries, Charcot reconstruction, and trauma.
  • Fellows will spend dedicated time in the outpatient clinics at TSPMG and affiliated hospitals, including call responsibilities. The foot and ankle surgery division is very active, with a busy caseload and a variety of pathology.
  • The fellow will participate in journal club, case presentations and attend meetings/conferences.
  • The goal of the fellowship is to enhance the fellow’s training and experience with complex foot, ankle and lower leg surgical procedures, as well as to foster an interest in research and education. 

Fellowship Application:
If you are interested in applying, please submit an application. Interviews will be held sometime in August/September 2019. A program visit is required for application. Applicants can visit from February through July. Applications for the 2019-2020 training year can be submitted from February 2019 - July 2019. Applications should be uploaded with required materials and sent to the program director at A program visit is required.

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