North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Program Director:
Michael Subik, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Joseph Baratta, MD
Robert Hole, MD
Charbel Chalfoun, MD
David O'Connor, MD
Homam Badri, DPM, AACFAS
Kevin Healey, DPM, FACFAS
Samuel Adegboyega, DPM

Recent Post Graduate Fellows:
2019-2020: Michael Huchital, DPM
2018–2019: Daniel Peterson, DPM, AACFAS
2017–2018: Mark Shearer, DPM, AACFAS

Ridge Foot and Ankle Associates
160 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098
Fax: (201) 939-5614
Email Contact: Johnny Burks, Administrative Director,


Number of Positions:

One year

Program Start & End Dates:
September 1–August 31

Application Deadline:
September 1, 2019

Interview Date:
November 14

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form
Please submit the completed form and a copy of the candidate's Podiatry RR Logs (MAV/Diversity Report, Clinical Log Summary and Clinical Report) from residency to:

Johnny Burks
Administrative Director
North Jersey Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship
160 Ridge Rd.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone: (201) 939-9098
Fax: (201) 939-5614

For additional information, please contact Johnny Burks by phone at (732) 710-0589 or email at

Interview Date:
November 2018

$50,000; benefits provided

Position Locations:
St. Mary’s Passaic; Hackensack University Medical Center; Rockland and Bergen Surgery Center; Cedar Knolls Surgery Center

Research Requirements:
Two publishable papers; one poster for ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Program Summary/Training Goals:

  • The goal of the fellowship is to take a well-trained, three-year surgical resident and advance that person’s skills to a level of a seasoned attending in a large hospital setting, small hospital setting and surgery center and who is reconstructive rearfoot and ankle qualified.
  • To teach the fellow office-based procedures, i.e., total contact cast, diagnostic workup via in-office x-ray and ultrasound, and hospital-based wound care center.
  • Staff includes podiatry, orthopaedic and surgical attendings. The fellow would be mainly following and training under Dr. Subik’s direct auspices.
  • The fellow would have direct interaction with patient care, including workup, surgical reconstruction and follow-up care. The goal is for limited autonomy of the fellow in his/her interactions with patients, with the oversight in Dr. Subik’s office.
  • The fellow would engage in assisting in one of the two residency programs Dr. Subik is a part of through direct surgical work and scientific presentations.
  • The type of reconstruction would include Charcot foot reconstruction, skin flaps and grafts, ORIF of complex rearfoot and ankle fractures, total ankle joint replacement and highly complex rearfoot reconstruction.

Post Graduate Fellows History:
2016–2017: Adrienne Estes, DPM, AACFAS
2015–2016: Rahul Bhatt, DPM, AACFAS

Educational Opportunities