Northern California Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Jason Nowak, DPM, FACFAS
Assistant Program Director:
Garrett Strand, DPM, AACFAS
Other Program Faculty:
Paul Schwartz, MD
David Schillen, MD
Matthew Herring, MD
Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2021-2022: Collin Messerly, DPM
2020-2021: Garret Strand, DPM, AACFAS
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Phone: (530) 246-2467
Fax: (530) 242-9460
Number of Positions:
Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 – July 31
Application Deadline and Process:
- ACFAS Standard Application and CV are due by April 1
of PGY-II Year.
- Along with the standard application, please provide surgical log numbers from your PGY-3 year.
- Applicants being granted an on-site visit will be
notified by April 15.
- On-site visits will be available May 1 - July 15.
- Final fellow selection will be completed and candidates
will be notified in early August.
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form
$60,000 (plus benefits)
Redding, CA: Mercy Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Mercy Outpatient
Surgery center, Apogee Surgery Center
a research project of interest. Must be of publishable quality.
Program Summary/Training Goals:
The fellow will be exposed to a high-volume
reconstructive foot and ankle practice, with a strong emphasis on total ankle
arthroplasty and rearfoot/ankle reconstruction. There is significant exposure to foot and ankle trauma and sports
medicine, as well. The fellow will also
learn how to integrate into a large, busy orthopaedic practice. The fellow will be expected to become
proficient in all facets of foot and ankle surgery, as well as being able to
manage a busy foot and ankle clinic. There will be ample exposure to surgical and office billing, allowing
for a complete, well-rounded fellowship experience.