SouthWestern Podiatric Surgical Sports Medicine Fellowship

Program Director:                            
Philip Radovic, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:      
Ron Moser, MD
Daniel Bank, DPM, FACFAS
Philip Shupe, DPM, FACFAS
Salma Aziz, DPM
Visoth Chan, DPM
Greg Wolfe, PhD
Alan Kane, MD
Lorelei Achor, DPM
Talal Beydoun, MD, FACR
Paul Baez, MD

Post Graduate Fellows:
2017-2018: Rizcion Dagani, DPM
2016-2017: Michael Stastny, DPM, AACFAS
2015-2016: David Hellewell, DPM
2014-2015: Kyoung Han, DPM

Aestheticare Surgery Center
30260 Rancho Viejo Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675
(949) 661-1700
(949) 661-4913

Number of Positions:                         

One year

Program Start and End Dates:          
July 1 to June 30

Application Deadline:                         
March 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$60,000; benefits included

Position Location:                           
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Research Requirements:
The fellow will prepare:

  • A minimum of one publishable manuscript on December of their first year on a topic related to podiatric sports medicine requiring library research.
  • An oral presentation on an interesting case or topic related to podiatric surgery or sports medicine, per quarter to present at the fellowship meeting held monthly.

Program Summary/Training Goals:  

  • The fellow will gain practical experience in the areas of lower extremity biomechanics, refined podiatric surgical technique, and general office and podiatric sports medicine patient care.
  • The fundamental goal of the fellowship is to provide the fellow with a well-rounded exposure to a private practice environment in preparation for management of podiatric conditions as they are related to the athlete. Further, the fellowship is to provide the fellow with clinical experience necessary to refine competency in the most common types of foot and ankle surgery.
  • Fellowship training will enlighten the fellow in private practice and ambulatory care as well as general podiatric office practice, emphasizing those skills and techniques necessary to recognize typical pathology and provide treatment for all patients seeking general podiatric care. The program will acquaint the fellow with procedure and skills to recognize pathology where other specialized treatment is required and referral is appropriate.
  • The fellow will be able to identify proper criteria for podiatric surgery and attain the knowledge and proficiency to diagnose and treat surgical patients, and provide postoperative management to the patient.
  • The fellow will develop and awareness of the inter-relationship between foot problems, general health and well-being of the patient. This includes the correlation between systemic illness and foot pathology. The fellow will gain medical knowledge and experience while developing professional collegiality.

Educational Opportunities