Pediatric Foot & Ankle Fellowship

Program Director:                            
Mark E. Solomon, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Mark A. Reiger, MD, FAAOS
David Lin, MD, FAAOS
Joshua Strassberg, MD, FAAOS
Tamir Bloom, MD, FAAOS
Samara Friedman, MD, FAAOS
Vivek Natarajan, MD
Jaime Morley, MS, PA-C
Maryellen Brucato, DPM, AACFAS
Douglas Appel, DPM, AACFAS

Post Graduate Fellow:
2018-2019: Heidi Godoy, DPM, AACFAS

Advocare – The Orthopedic Center
218 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927
Phone:
(973) 538-7700  
Email: drsolomon@advfoot.com 
Websites: advocaretheorthocenter.com and advfoot.com

Number of Positions:  
One

Duration:
One year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1 – July 31

Application Deadline:    
December 12          

Program Application:

ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

Stipend: 
$55,000

Position Locations:
Cedar Knolls, NJ; Springfield, NJ; Bedminster, NJ

Research Requirements: 

The fellow is expected to participate in and generate multiple scholarly research projects and present work at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference and POSNA meeting.

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The fellow will be integrated within a Pediatric Orthopedics practice. As such, there will be exposure to all aspects including but not limited to acquired/congenital deformities, trauma, sports medicine, and adult manifestations of such.
  • The fellow will be expected to assist and eventually manage an outpatient clinic, ER call and surgical cases. Fellowship represents an additional year of subspecialty training and will be hands-on, involving direct patient care, not merely observation.
  • This fellowship is based out of a pediatric orthopaedic group that performs approximately 450 foot and ankle surgical cases per annum. The fellow is expected to master the diagnosis and surgical treatment of pediatric forefoot, rearfoot and ankle pathology including metadductus, bunions, multiplane deformities, flatfoot, cavus foot, gait abnormalities, neuromuscular conditions, clubfoot, trauma, etc. The fellowship will have a concentration in correction of limb deformities with gradual correction via external fixation. Access to EOS scan technology.
  • The fellow will be exposed to surgical and office billing and coding. Practice management content will be reviewed with the fellow in a lecture format.

Educational Opportunities

Upcoming